Friday, April 20, 2007

Beigel's Black & Whites

So right after Matt called me about "Angel's Bakery" (see previous post), I walked into the kitchen and saw my mom had bought a container of "Beigel's Black & Whites" from Brooklyn, NY. Wohhhh boy, it's gonna be a busy week here at the ol' cookie blog' !

Look, a comforting small list of ingredients compared to the last cookie. Far from popular belief, not everything that Beigel's brand makes are bagels. (I bet they have damn good bagels though.) They also make cookies. Black and WHITE cookies!.... LITTLE Black and White Cookies!

CHECK IT OUT! These cookies are SMALL!!







First I took a bite of the vanilla side.

VERY lemony, sugary, sweet and tasty. A bit tough, but not TOO hard. Kind of reminded me of the ones I got from the Black and White Cookie Company. The lemon overpowered the vanilla, so I would not consider this a very great vanilla side. But it was scrumptious none the less-tious.

Then I bit the chocolate side.

The first words that came to mind were bright, happy, and yum. I can scan my notes if you don't believe me. Not an intense chocolate, but very light and tasty. Again, very different than the last cookie.

I ate the 2nd cookie very fast.

Oh no, only one left!

All in all they were fun to eat. Like candy. Not the best I've had, but I would not hesitate to buy somebody a container of these cookies for their birthday. And only $4.25!

Special thanks to google images.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Angel's Bakery - Heaven On Earth

So I get a call from my friend Matt.

Getting into a car on a foggy Canadian day.

Me: Hello?

Matt: YEAH...Have you had a "Angel's Bakery" cookie?

Me: Is that like a store brand?

Matt: Yeah

Me: NO! I haven't! Can you get me one??

Matt: I got you one.

Me: GREAT! Great...

Good looking out, buddy! So today I drove to Sunnyside, picked the cookie up, came
home and ate it at 5:30 AM. Thanks to Matt!!

NOTE: I forgot to buy a new battery for my digital camera, so for this edition I used my old Polaroid camera! The last time I used it was in 2002, so honestly I'm shocked there was still film in it!

SO is this a gift from the Angels? Or...FROM HELL.

This wrapper has the most nudity on any Black and White Cookie label so far!! Look at his little jew-fro. And boy are those ingredients a chore to read. I hope they aren't arranged in such an eye straining way for a REASON.

Let's chow down!

The vanilla was...HARD. OUCH. My teeth felt the cookie more than my tongue. I needed a second bite to even evaluate the taste. Basically the vanilla wasn't strong, and was not very unique. I guess most of these store brands are pretty similar.

THEN the chocolate. Peekaboo!

Softer and pleasant, but not blowing my mind or anything. A deep muddy taste, like dark chocolate. Still I had to strain to really taste it. There just isn't a whole lot of flavor in this cookie.


Wow Polaroid pictures really bring out the...ugly side

The cake was pretty basic too -- not fluffy, but pretty dry and soft. It was good! But much like the icing, it barely jumped out.

Why, the vanilla is so hard and plastic that I could just pop it RIGHT off the cake! Look.

They could sell this stuff as a product all it's own!!!

So in conclusion, this cookie kind of sucked. I enjoyed eating it but I expect more from "Heaven On Earth."

Because I don't know how to end this post, here is's definition of "Angel"

1. one of a class of spiritual beings; a celestial attendant of God. In medieval angelology, angels constituted the lowest of the nine celestial orders (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities or princedoms, archangels, and angels)

Lowest of 9 celestial orders is RIGHT!!! Thumbs DOOOOWN!


P.S. Check out Matt's funny funny blog here:

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Flagship Diner on Queens BLVD

Hello loyal cookie gobblers!

I have not felt like updating this for a while. I suspect this blog may be kind of...stupid?!?

BUT I got the craving for a black and white cookie, and a craving for a blog update, and so here it is. Unfortunately as I steadied the camera to take a picture of that first bite, the batteries ran out.

I went with my friend Dave to the diner that never closes, the Flagship.

This is a placemat from a few months back. Not intended for use on this blog, hence Simpsons (and improvised Boomhauer from King of the Hill, hey not bad) doodles all over it.

I've always UNprofessionally loved Flagship's black and white cookies, but I have been waiting to review them here. Maybe I was scared that when compared to the ton of cookies I've reviewed, the Flagship's wouldn't seem as wonderful.

So I sat down, put on my new last season of Batman Beyond DVD :AWESOME!

I WISH that was me.



The vanilla side was DELICIOUSHISH. So great. So tasty. It was soft and had the taste AND texture of the vanilla icing you'd find on a homemade cupcake.

It was so good I was LICKING it off just to savor every little bit. Too bad my camera ran out of batteries. Oh well.

The chocolate side was not very impressive. It was really fun to eat, but it did not inspire any sort of description. It was a bit harder than the vanila side (rare) and even the taste of the cake overpowered it.

With every bite of the chocolate, all I could think of was the time NOT being spent biting the vanilla.

The cookie disappeared very fast, and there was not a crumb left on the plate.

3 CHEERS for Flagship Diner.

To see some footage of Flagship Diner, check out my short film "Helping Joe" (2003.) They graciously let us spend all night filming a scene there (for FREE.)