Tuesday, May 29, 2012
REVIEW: Bahlsen Hit Cookies with Vanilla Cream Filling
I went browsing in my local grocery story today looking for snack products to review and found these cookies; Bahlsen Hit. I bought the ones with vanilla cream filling as that is all they had although a quick inventory search online shows that the company, Bahlsen, a German company known for making various cookies (or biscuits as they call them supposedly) does make the Hit cookies with chocolate filling.
A camera crew should have been around to watch me struggle with the packaging of these Hit cookies as it was that hilarious for others and sad for me but I'm sure other potential customers would have the same dilemma as I did. As you can see from the picture the packaging is weird, it's not in a rectangular sleeve like most cookies but rather a cylindrical package. This provided me with a great challenge. I at first tried to open the package from the top like a bag of chips. Right away I could hear that I was crunching the cookies trapped inside. After a few more attempts of this I wandering all the way to my kitchen to get a utensil to open it. With the package finally open I could survey my damage, and yes I crushed the first top Hit cookie to smithereens... Here is where the package got even more frustrating. Under the blue plastic layer is another cylinder of light cardboard making it hard to grab the cookies from inside. All in all I finally did manage to get to the cookies but not after crushing a few and making a huge mess of crumbs all over me and the floor.
So how did these Bahlsen Hit cookies taste? Interesting is one way to put it. The cookie wafer parts themselves were very dry...hence why they crumbled so easily in my futile attempt to reach them, but they do have a nice flavor to them. The real pride and joy, however, comes with the cream. Once you reach that creamy center they are delicious. But are they overall worth it? Price wise I would say so. For 1.99$ you get 10 fairly large cookies which equals according to the package, five servings. Of course I could have easily ate the whole container in one go. Where I would say these Bahlsen Hit cookies aren't worth it is in the hassle of opening them. Maybe there is some easier way but due to the difficulty of opening the package as well as the dryness of the cookies themselves I would not buy these again.
Item: Bahlsen Hit with Vanilla Cream Filling
Pros: The cream filling was pretty delicious and the price is decent.
Cons: Opening the package was a nightmare and messy. Also the cookies themselves are dry and therefore prone to extreme crumbles.
wheat flour, sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oil (palm and palm kernel oil), vegetable shortening (palm oil), sweet whey powder, potato starch, low fat cocoa powder, leavening (ammonium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate), salt, liquid invert sugar, citric acid, artificial flavoring, skimmed milk, powdered whole egg.