I am a BzzAgent and this is a Bzz Review…
I was recently invited to take part in a new Bzz campaign for the relaunched Tesco Bakery Cookies – I was sent a voucher for a free pack and also some 50p off vouchers to share with friends.
Tesco have improved and re-launched their cookies range. Crispy on the outside, with a soft, chewy middle, each cookie is made with 100% butter giving them a delicious smell and an incredibly more-ish taste.
It took me a little while to use my voucher to try the cookies – the information I had said they were available in Lincoln, but with several stores all claiming to have bakeries I was surprised I couldn’t get them for a couple of weeks. They must be popular! I eventually found a large supply in the large store on the other side of the city to me – so I got two packs (one free pack and one I paid in full for).
The new cookies are available in six flavours:
- Triple Chocolate
- Milk Chocolate
- Belgian Chocolate
- Cranberry and White Chocolate
- Oat and Raisin
- Fruit, Choc and Nut
But which to choose? In our house we are particularly fond of Tesco Finest White Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are thick and soft and totally yummy, perfect for an evening treat. We were both a little disappointed these “ordinary” cookies weren’t available in a simple White Chocolate variety; instead we chose the nearest option – Cranberry and White Chocolate. My second bag was the Oat and Raisin ones simply because I fancied them at the time. So the rest of this review is based on our tasting of those two.
Like I say, we are very fond of cookies. Come on, who isn’t? We sat down to taste test these two after dinner the other evening. We both commented how soft they were, and how they were pretty evenly baked (one of the problems we’ve found with Tesco Finest cookies is that sometimes the in-house bakery over cooks them so they’re too hard or even crispy). Worried about the cranberry being too sour or dry, my other half tasted that one first, but was pleasantly surprised. Commenting that “cranberries have no place in cookies”, he took a bite and had to admit they really work here. White chocolate will always be a winner for me, but teamed with the cranberry was a great combination. Very nice.
The Oat and Raisin cookies were darker in colour, but still baked well; soft, not crispy. We both have to say we preferred them – they were sweet and juicy from the raisins, and had a really good flavour from the oats. If I was going back to buy another bag I would choose those over the Cranberry and White Chocolate ones.
So do they beat Tesco Finest cookies? Millies Cookies? Home made cookies? Well no, but they are very good and we did enjoy them. At £1.50 for four the price isn’t bad and they make a lovely after-dinner treat.
One of the questions BzzAgents have been asked to answer is what flavour you want Tesco to make next. If I was going to design a flavour for Tesco to turn into one of their new cookies I’d try white chocolate and toffee – the cookies would be soft and chocolatey but with the sweet chewiness of toffee. Yummy!
Have you tried the new cookies from Tesco Bakery? Did you even realise they’ve had a make-over? If you were creating a flavour what would you pick?