There are some sandwich cookies featuring our old friend shortbread. This one is by Sweet's Bakery in El Salvador:
I found these in A Southern Season and they are made by a baker based in North Carolina - Mistti. The bakery specializes in Latino cookies and they look fabulous:
But these were kind of dry - especially the chocolate one - it was downright terrible. The others were better and the addition of the chocolate helps a lot, but these just weren't as good as I thought they should be. That could be a cultural preference. I purchased several Mexican baked items and I thought they were bland and dry compared to their American counterparts.
Let's look at some good ol' cheap sandwich cookies. These are by Basil's Bavarian Bakery (parent company Biscomerica. My buddy Gorden hooked me up after Candy Expo - sending a whole case of these!!! Woohoo!!!). These are peanut butter:
The problem here is the competition - the Nutter Butter. The Nutter Butter is so good, no other peanut butter sandwich cookie stands a chance.
These are all perfectly good, cheap sandwich cookies:
Again, the competition is the Oreo - unbeatable in the category. More chocolately, creamier filling.
I'd never seen strawberry sandwich cookies before:
These are okay - all the flavors are okay. Nothing extraordinary, but good and, for some reason I keep eating them. The peanut butter and the strawberry keep sucking me in!
This is a new limited edition Oreo:
I have to say - EWWW! to this. The strawberry is too sickly sweet and overpowering - I don't like it, don't like it at all. But if you really like that funky fake strawberry taste of some milkshakes they have captured it pretty well and you may really like these. Glacck!
But summer IS time for milkshakes and ice cream! So soon we'll discuss Godiva's and Lindt's summer flavors - involving ice cream and yogurt. Life is good!!!