Monday, March 28, 2016

Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines Cookies

I received products for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!

In 1984, five ambitious brothers pooled their savings together and purchased Sugar Bowl Bakery, a neighborhood coffee shop in San Francisco’s Richmond District.  With a tenacious drive to succeed, the Ly brothers made donuts in-house and sold them to the local community. Using only the finest ingredients, Sugar Bowl Bakery quickly became known as the local bakery everyone visited for their dessert needs.

First debuting Madeleines in 2003, they just recently debuted some new flavors and according to the company, these new flavors are in line with Sugar Bowl Bakery’s commitment to fresh and wholesome baked goods–with no artificial flavors, artificial colors, trans-fat or preservatives.The Lemon Madeleines are made with Meyer lemon zest and lemon oil and the Orange Madeleines are made with Valencia orange zest and orange oil. These are the flavors I requested to review and was anxious to await their arrival. 

While I'm not a big lemon person, my mom used to buy lemon cookies all the time as a kid that I loved and I wondered if these tasted similar so I knew they were worth a try. I knew my kids would enjoy the orange flavor no matter what and it seemed as though the flavors would be great for the taste buds. 

When the cookies arrived, I immediately opened the packages to try each flavor and see what the hype was all about. 

While the cookies are nice and soft with a pop of flavor in the first bite, my mouth quickly got used to the flavor and after 2+ cookies, I didn't really taste anything. While my girls liked both flavors, they weren't asking for them like store bought Oreo's or Chips Ahoy and eventually I found myself being the only one eating them and in time they went stale and left overs had to be thrown out. 

I wouldn't buy these cookies myself because of our experience, but if you love Madeleines and want to try one of their flavors, you can find in stores like Costco, Walgreens, or Safeway to name a few. They also offer a PDF file you can download and bake yourself! 

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