Do excuse the lackluster feeling in any subsequent reviews, if you happen to detect one. I've come down with the flu and can do nothing but drift in and out of consciousness and groan.
These are, without a doubt, some of the tastiest little cookies I've ever had. They've been in my dorm for about a week and a half and I'm quite surprised they've lasted so long! They're petite german pastries in all sorts of flavors with different fillings attached to them, and they follow the trend of "things in jars," which I rather like.
The first cookie was a Harvest Moon, with cocoa pecan pastries and orange jam, with a drizzle of white and dark chocolate on them. Overall, the orange and cocoa definitely overpowered the pecan, just in flavor. There were little nutty pieces that made a really nice texture. Some of the cookies were soft and some were hard, these happened to be in the soft variety and crumbled quite nicely in my mouth. A good, solid flavor, and the shape is adorable!
The next cookie was a buttery Hazel Ace. One aspect that I didn't like about these cookies is that although they accurately follow the "ace" shape, the little ends of the ace tend to fall off and remain at the bottom. I liked crunching them up, but to be honest, that little extra bit of cookie would definitely add to a more flavorful dessert. These were of the crunchy variety, which I preferred to the softer ones, and are pecan cookie, hazelnut creme, and white or dark chocolate drizzled. The hazelnut, though delicious and tasting identically to Nutella, overpowered the butter cookie completely.
6/10- NOT BAD
Another tasty treat were the Almond Petals, with marzipan and pecan pastry, apricot jam, and white and dark chocolate. As I mentioned, the jars varied in the amount of cookies, and this one was stuffed to the brim with almond petals. These were of the softer variety of cookies, and I'm not sure how I felt about them. The apricot jam provided the sweetness to the cookies, whereas the marzipan and pecan held it together, but didn't add much flavor. The almond was more of an essence and really changed the texture, leaving an almost half-baked mouthfeel to them. They were good. I just wasn't able to eat many of them because of the texture.
5/10- ALL RIGHT
The next cookie was another crunchy selection, a Mint Bloom. These cookies are like the gourmet version of Thin Mints, without the greasiness and cheap chocolate! Kudos to these. One thing I have to say is that you guys keep throwing these flavors that I'm not much of a fan of- mint, coffee, alcohol- at me, and keep changing my mind with your delicious goodies! But these were good. I felt as though the pecan pastry got a little lost in the flavor, as it was primarily a chocolatey mint-dominated taste, but that worked in the cookie's favor. With the nuts, there may have been too much going on. This was another cookie, like the Hazel Ace, that tended to fall apart a little.
The fifth cookie was a Razzle Heart. It tasted like something a grandma would make, or something that you'd serve at a afternoon tea. It was a really cute little cookie, with pecan pastry, raspberry jam, and white or dark chocolate drizzled. It was a really subtle mingling of raspberry and butter cookie, of the softer variety. I really had no complaints about this cookie!
8/10- TASTY TREAT
And finally, I'm saving the best cookie for last. A flavor that I wouldn't have expected to enjoy, and certainly not put in my top favorites! Again, I was proven incorrect. This was the Dark Star. a crunchy butter pecan pastry with a black currant jam and white/dark chocolate drizzle. I loved the texture of the crunchies the best because they were really thin and offset the softness of their filling without making the overall experience gooey. This flavor was mainly butter, and I didn't detect much chocolate, but in the back of my mouth, there was a wonderful currant taste, very dark and flavorful. A real winner!
You can buy these at www.dlischka.com. I imagine they'd be fantastic as little desserts at holiday parties for people to munch on but not feel overwhelmed with.
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