What are Tastykake Scoop Shop Cookies & Creme Mini Donuts?
They are chocolate cake donuts with a crunchy cookies and creme coating. It’s the first offering under the Tastykake Scoop Shop label, an ice cream-inspired line of snacks.
How are they?
The donut and coating won’t make you think of cookies and cream ice cream.
Although there are a lot of white bits, the dark chocolatey ones outnumber them, and with the donut itself being chocolate, what we end up with is a chocolate-dominant treat. This is unlike cookies and cream ice cream, which has a better balance between the vanilla ice cream and chocolate wafers. If these were vanilla donuts with the coating they currently have, then I imagine they might taste closer to the popular scoop shop variety. But the way they now are, I don’t recognize much of anything that I’d consider “creme.”
If Tastykake decides to come out with a Bakeshoppe line of mini donuts, it could repackage these as Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Mini Donuts.
As for their texture, they’re slightly chewy, which is what I’ve come to expect from packaged donuts. The cookies & creme coating adds a pleasant crunch, but it’s not like a cookie. Actually, no cookies were harmed in the making of these. Instead, it’s a sugary coating like Peeps. As someone who likes the crunchy exterior of Peeps, I have to say I’ve been enjoying the donuts’ texture.
Is there anything else you need to know?
As I mentioned at the beginning, this is the first flavor from Tastykake’s Scoop Shop line, and I imagine there will be more varieties based on popular ice cream flavors. Perhaps chocolate chip cookie dough, mint chocolate chip, or Neapolitan?
The donuts leave an odd mild aftertaste, but it’s not so bizarre that it prevents me from eating more. Also, I really liked eating these with coffee.
Tastykake’s Scoop Shop Cookies & Creme Mini Donuts are tasty packaged chocolate donuts with a nice crunch. I wish the “creme” aspect were a bit more prominent, but they’re still a nice, sweet snack.
DISCLOSURE: I received free samples of the product. Doing so did not influence my review in any way. Although, it totally seems like it. But I assure you it did not.
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 9.5 oz. bag
Purchased at: Received from Tastykake
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (4 donuts) 270 calories, 11 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 260 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 27 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.