Over this New Year's weekend, I revealed to my parents that I've started a blog featuring my favorite Aldi buys (recipes coming soon). Mid-conversation, my mom ran to the kitchen pantry and grabbed a box of our family's most coveted sweet treat - Benton's Maple Leaf Cream Cookies. I was reminded of all the evenings my mom carefully and fairly divided the cookies amongst my family members before our nightly TV-show. Unguarded, these cookies truly do not last long. You've been warned. Our eyes wide with wonder, these perfectly shaped golden treasures are God's gift to humanity and kryptonite to any diet you may be attempting. And let's not forget the sweet, decadent flavor of maple. GOD BLESS.
"And only $2 a box!" my mom proudly exclaimed. I could hear my dad's jaw dropping from the foyer, "Only $2??"
I won't get too analytical with this review - it's a cookie after all. And everyone's taste will vary. This find is definitely comparable to Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies. I say Benton's is better - hefty, thicker. creamier, and way more snappy. The cream amount at the center is generous and the cookie itself is crispy. Ironically, I find the Trader Joe's version dry and thin. It pales in comparison.
Benton's is a seasonal fall item, so if it catches your eye, prepare to buy. Grab a glass of milk and satisfy your sweet-tooth!
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