What are Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Squares?
The latest addition to this year’s sugar cookie craze comes from none other than San Francisco’s own Ghirardelli Chocolate. Ghirardelli’s stocking stuffer-ready interpretation of the quintessential holiday treat combines rich white chocolate with cookie bits and festive sprinkles.
How are they?
For a company based on a reputation for high-quality chocolate, these cheery little squares definitely deliver. Unwrapping one of the extremely eye-pleasing twinkly teal wrappers gifts a lush and smooth white chocolate experience. It’s subtly sweet, crunchy, and creamy in a way that activates all of my mouth’s senses. Yet, it doesn’t feel too over the top or excessive like how white chocolate sometimes can.
For how thin the squares are, there is a surprising amount of cookies embedded, and they manage their way into every bite. Although the label doesn’t indicate it’s flavored white chocolate, you could have fooled me with how much of a genuine cookie flavor sneaks through. It’s not just white chocolate; it really tastes like a cookie.
Anything else you need to know?
Sugar cookies can run the gamut from soft to crunchy, sprinkled or frosted, buttery or sweet. While they have a very particular flavor, they’re also very versatile. The closest grocery cookie comparison I can give to these little squares is an extra creamy and rich Mother’s Circus Animal Cookie – and that’s a damn fine thing.
Of the other sugar cookie-flavored varietals I’ve tried this year – M&M’s and Kisses – these are the best representation of a buttery and nostalgic sugar cookie. Joining the ranks of Sugar Cookie Pop-Tarts and Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch, Ghirardelli has nailed cramming Christmas magic into proper white chocolate.
Purchased Price: $4.49
Size: 2.75 ounces
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (3 squares) 180 calories, 12 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 35 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 16 gram of sugar, 2 grams of protein.
8 thoughts to “REVIEW: Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Squares”
Seems like “sugar cookie” is the winter seasonal trend this year! I’ll pick some of these up if I come across them!
Well Holidoodle didn’t come back this year so bah humbug!
Do all the different companies get together and decide what the flavor of the year is going to be? Is it just corporate espionage?
I wonder if part of it is they know if they all have similar flavors but different ways of doing them, folks will buy them all to compare them, versus if they just have different ones people might not?
Interesting point…there would have to be some espionage though, as these confections go through months of testing.
Since sugar cookie goodness comes out I will give these a try.
That looks really good. I hope they make them in dark and milk too.
Sugar cookies milk and dark <-<
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