[Review] Crumbl weekly (10/4-10/9)


Rayne Welser

Caring Cookies. Crumbl puts out weekly cookies. The new flavors this week were Pink Velvet, Pink Doughnut, Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake, and Ruby Chocolate Chip.

Jessie Gesund, Associate Editor-In-Chief

On Sunday, Oct. 3, Crumbl Cookies announced their new flavors for the week. Their all-pink line-up, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, included Pink Velvet, Ruby Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake and Pink Doughnut, accompanied by the staple flavors Milk Chocolate Chip and Classic Sugar.

In addition to their spirited cookies, Crumbl is teaming up with the Know Your Lemons Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the early detection of breast cancer and educating women on the 12 signs of breast cancer. Crumbl is donating to the organization and is encouraging customers to support the cause.

Pink Velvet, a returning flavor, is a cake batter cookie served warm with a cream cheese frosting swirl and pink velvet cookie crumbs sprinkled on top. The frosting tasted like any other cream cheese frosting, but the overwhelming amount of it in proportion to the cookie was off-putting. Although tasty, the heaping amount of frosting overpowered the cookie base. The soft, sugar cookie resemblance, however, provided the perfect amount of moisture and crumbly texture. Overall, I would rank this cookie a 7/10.

The next flavor I dove into was the Ruby Chocolate Chip, a warm original Milk Chocolate Chip cookie base with hints of almond and ruby chocolate chips packed into it. At first bite, I thought it was just the original chocolate chip cookie with colored chips. However, to my surprise, as I kept eating the cookie, it started to reveal its unpleasant taste.

The ruby chocolate chips had a tangy taste to them that did not appeal to my taste buds. It came across as sour initially, which I later determined was a fruity taste and could have been caused by the chips or the almond flavoring. All in all, I would give this cookie a 4/10.

The new Pink Doughnut cookie was more on the bland side but was still enjoyable. The warm vanilla cookie has a pink vanilla glaze and is topped with rainbow sprinkles. The cookie base resembles the slightly sweet and crumbly melt-in-your-mouth texture of a shortbread cookie.

The pink glaze seemed to have gotten lost in the dense texture of the cookie, although there was not enough of it to begin with. However, if you are not a frosting lover, I recommend this flavor. Altogether, the cookie was plain, simple and overall mediocre. I would give it a 5/10.

A surprising favorite of the batch was the Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake. The chilled chocolate cookie was loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and topped with a strawberry cheesecake frosting.

The dense and rich chocolate base was the highlight of this cookie. While cheesecake is not my preferred dessert, I thoroughly enjoyed this cookie. Thankfully, for my non-cheesecake lovers out there, the frosting did not have an overpowering cheesecake taste to it, yet it lacked the fresh strawberry flavor I was expecting. This cookie gets the highest ranking of 8/10.

All-in-all, this week’s flavors were mediocre;I have definitely had better flavors from Crumbl. I always have a craving for Crumbl cookies but this week’s flavors were nothing special; I wouldn’t go out of my way to get in line for these flavors. Hopefully next week Crumbl releases a new selection of flavors that do not disappoint!