Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Cookie Straws Review
Pumpkin spice, pumpkin spice, pumpkin spice, pumpkin spice. That’s about all we hear now that September has hit and the fall season is approaching. Not that I’m complaining – I love pumpkin spice. As the war cry of Autumn, and the flavor of the basic bitch, pumpkin spice is everywhere. It’s so popular, in fact, that the Gregorian calendar’s telling of the first day of fall is ignored. Instead, fall has begun once Starbucks releases their pumpkin spice latte. This year, for the first time ever, Starbucks announced the arrival of the pumpkin spice latte in late August. Therefore, August 28th is the official start of the fall season.
In a brilliant marketing move, they also released a brand new product that you can purchase in grocery stores: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Cookie Straws. At $6.99 for 20 cookies, you’re paying way too much for this product, which shouldn’t bother you if you spend $8 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks everyday.
The can describes them as “pumpkin spiced white chocolaty rolled wafers.” Basically, it’s a toasted rolled wafer cookie with a layer of white chocolate filling and a “hint” of pumpkin spice. I was surprised when I opened the can to see that each cookie is individually wrapped in a thick, fancy plastic sleeve.
I unwrapped one and smelled it. It smells like warm pumpkin pie. Literally – like pumpkin pie. I love the spirals on the cookies, because that makes them fun and festive. I was also impressed that they didn’t break apart like most wafer cookies tend to do when I took them out of the individual packages.
My first bite had my eyes rolling back and my body going limp. This is not a “hint” of pumpkin spice. This is the absolute perfect amount of pumpkin spice, mixed with a creamy white chocolate to balance it, and a nice crunch in the wafer. These are amazing. They definitely didn’t skimp on the pumpkin flavoring, and each bite reminds me eating pumpkin pie. All of the flavors and the textures blend so nicely! I’m seriously impressed. I can taste the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger….and it’s pretty damn magical. The wafer cookie is light and buttery, like the crust of a pumpkin pie. The spices are spot on, and not overpowering. And the white chocolate almost acted as a whipped cream component, tying in the flavors, textures and tradition of classic pumpkin pie. Welcome back, fall season. It’s nice to see you again.
The can also says, “Delicious alone- or with your favorite beverage.” Heads up, basic bitches. I do NOT recommend putting this in your coffee. When I tried, it fell apart in a slimy, coagulated, seriously grody way. Perhaps if you dip it in coffee quickly, that’s a better option. Don’t use it as a coffee straw, or leave it in there too long, because you will have destroyed an absolutely heavenly cookie.