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Behind The Dough: Crumbl Cookies Take A Crumbl.

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Crumbl Cookies, a growing sensation across America, has finally reached our corner of Pennsylvania. A new location opening up in Newtown Square has customers making lines right out the door. After going viral on social media, especially the all popular TikTok, Crumbl Cookies became known for its interesting flavors and portion sizes. Everyone wants to try the Crumbl.

Each week, Crumbl Cookies will post new flavors. Though, their chocolate chip and sugar cookies appear in every menu. It’s a way to keep their customers engaged with new cookies to try and get excited about. 

From the popularity the baking company has gotten over the media, what’s the real deal with Crumbl Cookies? Are these cookies really worth the hype? I drove down to Newtown Square recently last week to see for myself. 

The drive to Newtown Square is about 20 minutes from Glen Mills. A drive that I, and some others may consider, “not worth it,” when it comes to your gas mileage. A 40 minute drive from there and back for a box of cookies may seem a little much. 

Before leaving, I had a chance to check the Crumbl Cookies website, which offers their weekly menu right on the homepage. On the week of April 18th, their cookies were as listed:

  • Red Velvet White Chip
  • Caramel Cake
  • Snickerdoodle 
  • Boston Cream Pie
  • Classic Pink Sugar
  • Milk Chocolate Chip

When I pulled into the shopping center parking lot, there was already a line of customers straight out the door. With the store’s closing hours listed between 10 PM and 12 AM, there wasn’t much of a worry when it came to getting into the store before closing. Friday’s and Saturday’s were no doubt the busiest days of the week. 

I waited for about 5-7 minutes before making my way into the actual store. The first thing I noticed was how small the customer section was. There was more room for baking than there was for customers to order or wait, very cramped. On that note, you could see the cookies being freshly baked and frosted. 

I ordered a box of 4 cookies which rounded up to about $16. I had to try the two classics: Classic Pink Sugar and Milk Chocolate Chip as well as two weekly rotating cookies: Boston Cream Pie and Red Velvet White Chip. All were very thick.

An interesting touch to your order comes when an employee presents your cookies to you at the counter. They open the box and ask you to make sure each cookie is up to your standard. Once you give them the OK, you’re free to take your cookies and go. Does their service match up to the taste of the cookies?

Let The Tasting Begin

The Milk Chocolate Chip was served warm and held a gooey inside. The chocolate melted right into my mouth. The cookie was moist and definitely delicious. 

The Classic Pink Sugar on the other hand, was served chilled. The icing on top was very sweet, but not too sweet. With one bite, I was immediately hit with a very sugary taste. Though, I feel like the cookie and the frosting were just the right amount of sweetness. 

The Boston Cream Pie was a little disappointing. The cream and the base was overall dry. The accuracy of the pie was believable, but not entirely convincing. If I wanted a Boston Cream Pie, it would’ve been better to just go get a real pie. 

The last cookie in the box was the Red Velvet White Chip. Served warm and similar to the Milk Chocolate Chip, this cookie was just as delicious. Any fans of Red Velvet would certainly get a kick out of this. The chips melt right into your mouth with each bite, revealing a thick and moist inside to the cookie. 

The Final Answer

For the most part, the cookies were great. With my lack falling on the Boston Cream Pie, the positives tallied up on the rest of the cookies in the box. The question lies as is, are these cookies worth it? Yes, absolutely!

For bakery and dessert lovers, it’s a treat to check the weekly flavors that are updated every Sunday. If you don’t like a flavor one week, there’s always a chance you’ll love the flavors next week. You will not be disappointed!

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