Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hey guys! 

I know I don't update this much anymore, but Happy Halloween from me and my friends (and girlfriend)!


We all went to The Donut Pub and celebrated.  I had a Black and...ORANGE?!? Cookie! It was incredibly good.














See ya soon, buddies!  Or should I say...BOOdies?!?!

 Jordan (with Dave, Matt, and Kristen!)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bakery Boys of New York

Hey guys! And that one girl.

Today's mini(ature) cookies come from The Bakery Boys of New York, which to me sounds like some sort of gang from the 1930's. DON'T MESS WITH THE BAKERY BOYS.




I stumbled upon these quite randomly at a grocery store, and waited about a week before remembering I bought them.




To my surprise they were still incredibly soft and fresh (and shiny!) when I opened up the plastic.




It may have been my imagination, but I could swear they were speaking to me. Almost...making a face. "Eat all of us, Jordan. Not just a few. ALL OF US."




Luckily, my friend Dave was there to help me eat these. Though he only had one. Somehow.




I say "somehow" because these cookies were INCREDIBLY good. I was expecting standard stuff but I made an audible "woh" when I tasted these. Or maybe it was a "wow." It could have been a "kaZOOM" but you didn't hear that from me.

Dave was over because we were watching a few episodes of season 1 of The Wire. The Wire is a complex show about how we're all fucked, where people have conversations that we half understand. I really like it so far! The Wire will be making a background appearance in today's blog, if you don't mind. Have you noticed I often eat cookies while watching T.V.? It's the American Dream.


Dave does a funny impression of him. HELLO. HOW ARE YOU.


Oh, also my bird Bob was there, but she's not allowed to have cookies. I let her taste some of the cake part but she didn't like it.




AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

I took a cookie out...WOW. It even smelled great! I bit the vanilla side.





Really soft, subtle vanilla but really delicious. WANT MORE.





I bit the chocolate side.




The frosting could best be described as Fudgey. In fact, what it reminded me most of was a Hostess cupcake. And I'm not complaining about that.




When I took the remaining cookies home later, my roommate Nate made the observation that they were actually ALL vanilla topped, with half chocolate icing placed ON TOP OF THE VANILLA ICING. This probably slipped by me because I ate them so fast and was distracted by trying to keep up with The Wire. But you could sort of see this in the picture below. Notice how the vanilla icing curves all the way around the cookie, before the chocolate tear drop tries to obscure it.




Then I drank milk. I have no joke for this. I just drank milk and so check it out.





Then I cleaned up Bob's poops which were all over my legs.






See ya, friends!


-Jordan

P.S. Yes there is a continuity error with my full glass of milk next to the poop tissues, even though I claim to drink milk before this part. Just go with it.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Red Velvet Cookie - IBlogWhatIBake.com

Hey there cookie bros and cookie hos!


My good buddy Adam brought me back a RED VELVET BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE, made by his friend Jill Churco. Jill has her own food blog, with recipes and all sorts of good stuff, over at IBlogWhatIBake.com. GO THERE!

Me and my roommates sat down to play the new Back To The Future adventure game, which is kind of amazing.




Then I prepared myself to eat a black and white cookie with blood red cake.





Last week I'm pretty sure I burst a capillary in my eyeball. I felt a strange pressure and then there was a red spot in my eyeball.
THIS IS WHAT MY EYE LOOKED LIKE!!





Now I'm tempted to talk about my burst capillary for the entire blog, but I suppose I should get to the cookie. BURST CAPILLARY. OK...Got that out of my system.



The cookie was small, so it was a struggle to eat it slow enough to review it intensely, so I missed taking a photo of me trying the vanilla side first. Try to deal with this.

The vanilla side. Probably one of the more subtle vanillas that I've tasted. It didn't overload my tongue with sugary vanilla flavor, but what was there had a strange warmth and natural taste to it. I would have liked to taste it even more.

Then I ate a chocolate side. I TOOK A BIG OL' BITE, HEH HEH HEH HEH.




There is also a nice looking non-flash photo, but the flash makes the red cake look brighter, velvetier, and, let's face it, scarier.

The chocolate side was delicious, and the best way I could describe it was that it tasted like a homemade brownie. It even had that very slight subtle burnt taste, like you could actually taste the oven it was made in. It was great!


I ate this very fast.





THEN I HAD MILK, HEH HEH HEH (what?)



See, my eye is all better now! No more BURST CAPILLARY.




Thanks to Jill and Adam for the cookies!


-Jordan

P.S. I google imaged "burst capillary," so I could throw in a picture, but they were all too disturbing. So I'm sparing you. You're welcome.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stop & Shop

"Stop." "Shop."

"And"...?




Stop. And. Shop. Intriguing.




A cookie of Black. A cookie of White.


It calls to me.



I will answer.


A small preview of the chocolate.




Soft. Delicious. Chocolate is deep, rich. Chewy. Soft. I said that already. This is a taste that will not get out of your mouth for a very long time.


Vanilla.




Amazing. Incredibly delicious. Almost want this cookie to be entirely vanilla.


Want more vanilla.




WANT MORE.




Finished vanilla. Woopsie. Daisy.


CHOCOLATE. NOW YOU WILL END. GIVE ME MORE.




MORE.



MORE. MOR--- NO. NO.


NO MORE COOKIE. THE COOKIE IS GONE. NO.


NO.



I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M PARODYING EXACTLY.




I know what I need.

Milk. I need Milk.


I...am Milk?




NO.


I...DRINK MILK. IN A GLASS.




And it is...Heaven.



Hey gang! The cookie was real good. I recommend Stop And Shop Black and White cookies!





-Jordan

Monday, June 28, 2010

I have a new website!

Hello there!

Unfortunately this post is not cookie related, but I feel it is my responsibility to inform you all that I have a NEW website.

It's called WriteASongAboutMe.com

You go to the site, fill out a form, and paypal a measly $10, and I will write a song about you. It's all based on whatever you want to tell me in the form. There are some previous song examples in the archive section, and everything is explained thoroughly in the F.A.Q.

It would be cool if people checked this out! Super cool.


-Jordan

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Pizza Villagio Cafe

Oh hi, Internet!

Yesterday me and my friend Matt Koff went to see Conan O' Brien's show at Radio City Music Hall. It was a fun and funny extravaganza, with special guests (Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Paul Rudd, John Krasinski) and not as special guests (Vampire Weekend.) We also got a video from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and an amazing display of the Walker Texas Ranger Lever.
None of this however, compared to THE BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE I ATE BEFORE THE SHOW.

Me and Matt wandered into a place called Pizza Villagio (1412 6th Avenue, near 58th street.) I wasn't expecting much -- it was one of those all purpose deli/pizza/grocery store places where normally everything is a bit on the average side. My general theory is if pizza (or any food) is a secondary concern of your place of business, it won't be too good. Dramatic pause.






(more dramatic!)










(MORE DRAMATIC, DAMN YOU)











I was wrong.




The pizza was actually really good. Like...REALLY good. And on my way to pay for it, next to rows of amazing looking brownies and cakes, I saw...shrink-wrapped black and white cookies. Right by the cash register, those sneaky, diabolical devils. Why not buy one? I didn't have my camera for this one, so excuse the poor quality cell phone pictures, which look kind of sleazy and amateur porn-like.



Holy Hell. It was GOOD. Really good. I can't believe I'm saying this, but one of the best I've had on this blog.

I ate it so fast, I forgot to take notes. But the general gist of it was (chomp):




It was soft, chewy, and delicious. The chocolate side tasted unique, and the icing melted in my mouth. The vanilla side, WHICH WAS VERY SLIGHT (my only criticism) was not a tough and sugary plastic lid, but rather a soft and tasty treat.




With my filthy fingers I begrudgingly tore a small piece off for Matt to try. He seemed to agree that it was good. We left Pizza Villagio...FOREVER.

Check out their hilarious (no it's not) website:
http://www.pizzavillagiocafe.com/


See ya next time, suckers!


Jordan

Sunday, March 21, 2010

BON APPETITO

Long time no cookie!

I'm going to skip the "sorry I don't update this as often" shpiel (it IS SO a word, spell check!), and go right to the review:

I was in the grocery store down the block from my house when I spotted these little guys, looking at me with their puppy dog eyes.



This is embarrassing, but I had to call up my roommate Adam (who you are familiar with) to ask him to check this blog to see if I had already reviewed these cookies. After a few google searches, it was confirmed that I had in fact NOT eaten "Bon Appetito"s before. Oh, goody! Or goodies, rather. Then Adam said "never call me again" and hung up.

I took the cookies with me to Bellmore, Long Island, to hang out with Dave and Krissy (who you also know...so I have a very small and recurring circle of friends...so what!)

It was "Buffy" night, which means we were marathoning Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. We're knee deep into season six, my favorite season. And we were ESPECIALLY knee deep into this glorious episode:




ANYWAY, I busted out the cookies and we ate the shit out of them.




Krissy was pretty unimpressed.




Dave enjoyed them a bit more.




And me?


Who...me?



Jordan Cooper?




ME?


Because they were mini cookies, I just took some big bites and organized my thoughts later. But basically...



They were way too hard (stale?), but the taste was pretty good. I think if they were soft and fresh, they could have been some of my all time favorites. Dave said he liked the crunchiness. Typical Dave.


The vanilla side in this case was a lot more noticeable and tastier than the chocolate side. I can still very clearly remember what the vanilla taste like, which was very strong and ultra-vanilla (I'm writing this at 4:30 AM), whereas the chocolate side is but a ghost in my memory. It wasn't BAD, but it seemed very dull and easily dismissed. All vanilla cookies would not be a bad idea with this brand!


I've still got a bunch left for my roommates to try out. Maybe I'll update this with their thoughts.


See you soon. I'm balancing a lot of blogs (mostly music related) and other life things right now, so I'm not trying to fool anybody about how often I'll update this. But I still very much want to keep doing this blog. So check back! Or don't. I'll understand if you just want to be friends.


-Jordan