This snack review has:
- Blue Diamond Peppermint Cocoa Flavored Almonds
- Bold Flavored Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds
- Famous Amos Philippine Coconut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Reese’s Caramel Big Cup
- Walgreen’s nice! Iced Oatmeal Mini Cookie Bites
- Tootsie Roll Snowballs
- Godiva Holiday Chocolate Cookie Giant Friends Kit
- Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Squares
- Dunkin Donuts 2023 Red Velvet Donut
- Dunkin’ Donuts Red Velvet Munchkins
Blue Diamond Peppermint Cocoa Flavored Almonds
Score: 5 / 10
I expected something… better. The taste is kind of weird as it’s not super flavorful and the combination just feels odd. Neither the cocoa nor the peppermint stands out… simply unexciting overall and not something to really look for.
Released alongside a Snickerdoodle flavor October 2022 for the fall and winter season. Rereleased 2023 around the same time. Found at Walgreens.
Blue Diamond Bold Flavored Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds
Score: 8 / 10
Thickly coated with slightly spicy and bold wasabi. Definitely something you want to try if love wasabi or something with a little spicy nutty kick. Personally, I have a soft spot in my heart for these types of flavors!
Not sure when they released this but reviews date back to several years ago.
Famous Amos Philippine Coconut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Score: 5.5 / 10
Light but bold coconut taste paired with a semi-sweet chocolate cookie. I expected more sweetness to really bring out the flavors and even as a coconut fan, I was let down. Overall, just a bit boring though, I could see a lot of people who prefer semi-sweet cookies enjoying this.
Released August 2021 alongside Belgian Chocolate Chips, and Mediterranean Hazelnut and Chocolate Chips flavors.
Reese’s Caramel Big Cup
Score: 10 / 10
This is the best Reese’s yet! There’s a huge portion of peanut butter filling but what makes it is the thick bottom layer of super sweet caramel. This caramel makes the Reese’s even softer and gooier to bite into–it’s just perfect in terms of texture! The taste of the caramel is very sweet and does make the overall experience more sweeter than your traditional already sweet Reese’s.
Released November 17, 2023.
Walgreen’s nice! Iced Oatmeal Mini Cookie Bites
Score: 7 / 10
There’s nothing extraordinary about these and that’s what makes them good. They’re typical, semi-crunchy, a bit crumbly, moderately sweet oatmeal cookies. Nothing more, nothing less. Flavors are spot on, sweetness is good, and texture is fine, they’re basically very unoffending.
I haven’t seen these before and reviews start around November 2023. Perhaps released for the winter season.
Tootsie Roll Snowballs
Score: 5 / 10
Much better than a regular Tootsie Roll but personally, I’m still not a huge fan. They’re a lot less hard and chewy than a normal one for whatever reason and the outside “snowball” texture has a nice little crunch to it which surprisingly adds a lot to the experience.
Likely released around 2020 or 2021 for the winter holiday season. Found at Dollar Tree.
Godiva Holiday Chocolate Cookie Giant Friends Kit
Score: 9 / 10
So, so much more premium and better than other Christmas building kits! First, the frosting. It’s soft and decently sweet, and most importantly, extremely easy to pipette from the package it comes in. Secondly, the candies it comes with feel and taste more premium than other kits. This kit comes with a huge abundance of frosting and candies, way more than required for decorating. And lastly, the cookies feel and taste so premium! They’re so soft, and the taste is moderately sweet, semi-dark tasting. Godiva didn’t skimp out anywhere on these!
Likely released around November 2022 for the holiday season. Found at Walmart.
Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Squares
Score: 7 / 10
These absolutely taste like birthday cake but are less sweet. They’re creamy and have a pleasant premium quality Funfetti and birthday cake taste to them. If I was in charge, I’d likely add a pinch more sugar to really up the taste.
Released November 20, 2020 for the winter holiday season. This has come back every year since. Found at Stop & Shop.
Dunkin Donuts 2023 Red Velvet Donut
Score: 7.5 / 10
Fluffier and softer than their other donuts. These do have a bit of a red velvet taste and that thick layer of sugar tasting frosting makes it quite sweet and gives it a slight crunch. I do wish it had cream cheese tasting frosting instead though–who pairs sugar frosting with red velvet?!
Dunkin Donuts 2023 Red Velvet Munchkins
Score: 6 / 10
These remind me of their chocolate munchkins but less chocolately and less thick. I’m not sure if there’s exactly a red velvet taste either. These should instead be dubbed “chocolate munchkin lite.”
First released November 2012 for the holiday season, these have come back every year since.