A Crumbl Cookies Location Opened Up 45 Minutes Away From Me So Obviously I Had To Go Get Some

Athena ScalziHello, everyone, and welcome to my second post over Crumbl Cookies! You may remember my post from October where I tried them for the first time while in Minneapolis. I hadn’t gotten the chance to try them again until recently, because a new location popped up not too far away from me. It is far enough away that I won’t eat them all the time, though, which is good.

I was planning to get a 6-pack so I could try all their flavors, but two of the flavors this week were ones I’d already had. As per usual, they always have their milk chocolate chip, and this week they had the Pink Sugar again. I’ve been seeing a lot of people online saying they basically always have the Pink Sugar, so I decided to go with the 4-pack box.

Four cookies in a row in a box. The one furthest left is a beige cookie, the top is covered in a thick swirl of light brown colored icing. The second to the left is a super dark brown, basically black cookie, with chocolate cookie crumbles and white chocolate chips. The second to the right cookie is another beige colored cookie, with blueberry muffin streusel on top. Finally, the rightmost cookie actually looks more like a tart than a cookie, and is filled with a thick white filling topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of lime.

Here we have, Churro, Chocolate Cookies & Cream, Blueberry Muffin, and Key Lime Pie.

I asked my parents to try them with me, and my dad agreed but my mom said she would pass. Then she ended up taking a bite of them all, anyways. Classic.

We started with the Churro one, because my dad is a churro fanatic. The cookie aspect of this cookie was pretty good, it was like a snickerdoodle, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, with a rich, thick cinnamon buttercream that was super indulgent. It was definitely good, very cinnamon-y, but for me there was an odd sort of saltiness underneath all the sweetness that was kind of weird. Still yummy, though!

We just went down the line after that, so the Chocolate Cookies & Cream was next. This one was nothing special. It just tasted like an average chocolate cookie, and the chocolate cookie pieces on top didn’t really add anything. Honestly, it tasted more like a brownie. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good Brookie every now and again, but this one just wasn’t doing it for me.

Thirdly, we have the Blueberry Muffin. This cookie has blueberries baked in, and then has a blueberry muffin streusel on top. The cookie itself was very scone-like, as my dad put it. Something about the texture made it much less like a cookie, not at all like a muffin top, and more like a scone than anything. It tasted great, though! As for the topping, to me it was weirdly dry. Like when you bit into it it turned into dust that kinda fell apart and got crumbs everywhere. It was a little hard to eat without making a mess, but that might just be a me problem. Loved the taste, though.

Finally, the Key Lime Pie, which my dad insists is just a tart and not a cookie at all. I can’t really argue with him, as the description on the website doesn’t even say “cookie” in it like all the other five do. It really is just handheld key lime pie. And it’s delicious! Personally, I’m a huge fan of graham cracker crust, and I love key lime pie anyway, so there was nothing not to like here. I will say, if you’re a fan of a very tart or citrusy key lime pie, this one may not be for you, as it’s quite sweet, with just a hint of tartness. Though, I’m sure if you squeezed the lime on top it would add some acidity to cut through the thick filling.

All in all, I really enjoyed this week’s flavors. My dad says that his theory on Crumbl Cookies is that they are just other desserts masquerading as cookies. A churro, a key lime pie, a blueberry muffin? None of these things are cookies! Well, whatever they are, they’re pretty dang good!

My dad’s rankings are as follows: Churro, Key Lime Pie, Blueberry Muffin, and Chocolate Cookies & Cream.

My rankings are: Blueberry Muffin, a tie for Key Lime Pie and Churro, and Chocolate Cookies & Cream.

My mom said: They were all fuckin’ delicious.

There you have it folks! Which one looks best to you? Are you a fan of key lime pie as a dessert? Let me know in the comments, and have a great day!


15 Comments on “A Crumbl Cookies Location Opened Up 45 Minutes Away From Me So Obviously I Had To Go Get Some”

  1. Hmm, just did an online search and there’s a Crumbl Cookies location 33 minutes drive from where I am sitting, so at some point I’ll probably check it out.

  2. I love your parents reaction. Desserts masquerading as cookies, and all fuck’in delicious.

    Sounds a treat.

  3. Thee’s one 11 minutes from me. I guess I should try it some day! I love the idea of a key lime pie disguised as a cookie.

  4. Your description of your parents’ reactions made me laugh out loud. That’s the sort of conversation that has taken place around our kitchen table many times!

    I am not a huge fan of sweets, and I very much prefer to have a strong tart note to offset the sugar. So of the cookies you review here, the Key Lime would be likeliest to get my vote, though since you mention that it’s not very tart, I’d probably squeeze the lime over the top to get the right balance.

    Apparently there are a couple of locations of this business in my county, too. I’m not sure I’d pay that much for a cookie, at least not for myself, but I’ll keep it in mind as a possible hostess gift the next time we visit our friends.

    Thanks for the review, Athena!

  5. Hell yes, I like key lime pie. And what do you know, as snowbirds in Florida this winter what do we have ten minutes from us? You guessed it. Inspired by your previous column about it, we had to get our own cookies. We also went for the four pack, and two choices were the same – the key lime pie and the chocolate. The other two were the lemon and the peanut butter. None of them stink, as your Mom so perceptively noted. Our favorites were the key lime pie and the lemon.

  6. We’ve got a Crumbl in town, and while I like them well enough, I don’t love them. I think it’s a texture thing for me, in that they’re all a bit too “cake-y.” Don’t get me wrong, I do like cake… just not when it’s claiming to be a cookie.

  7. I just checked and we do have this franchise in my area, so I’ll need to go check it out. Otherwise, I like your mom’s comment on the assortment.

    Otherwise, I guess I’m old school. I love a good soft chocolate chip cookie, pure, no nuts, raisins etc…

  8. I’ve been dragged to Crumbl a couple of times. Leaving aside the questions about labor ethics of the owners of the chain, the only cookie I’ve had there that really seemed special was a cornmeal cookie with a whipped butter icing, because it wasn’t a solid block of sugar.

  9. I can remember being 20-something and driving an hour and a half round trip to get some kind of treat. Good times. Enjoy them while they last.

  10. Heaven help me, there are a few Crumbl locations within a few miles of me. I drive by them pretty much every day. And they deliver to my house. Warm cookies in the middle of the night is an experience that everyone should have.

    I haven’t had the blueberry muffin cookie, but the others? Oh yeah. Those are good ones.

    I love the description of them being desserts masquerading as cookies. 100% accurate, and I’m all in.

  11. Almost-instant almost-key lime pie:

    Graham cracker crust (from the store if you don’t want to make yourself).

    Two large avocados
    Juice of four limes
    1 can (nominally Eagle brand) sweetened condensed milk

    Put ingredients in blender or food processor. Not the crust, obviously. And peel and pit the avos (duh).

    Blend, pour into pie crust, chill, eat. Much better than you’d think from reading the recipe.

  12. Sounds like a cupcake place in Chattanooga I visited while at a library conference. Normally I wouldn’t pay $4-5 for a cupcake, but on a scale of 1 being stale Hostess cupcake and 10 being best cupcake I have ever eaten, these would rate about an 8. I bought 2, had one for dessert after dinner that night and the other for breakfast the next morning on my way home. Artisanal gourmet individual dessert pastries FTW.

  13. As soon as I saw you got a churro cookie, I said “I hope she lets her father taste it because I know he speaks fondly of churros quite often.” I love your food reviews – please keep them coming!

  14. Most of my family lives in Minnesota and I planned to check out the Minneapolis Crumbl Cookies during my Spring visit. However two months after your initial post, a Crumbl opened less than two miles from our home. It is near a Gigi’s Cupcakes but that is another post. I ordered a four pack – chocolate chip, chocolate with white frosting and Oreo crumbles, a cookie with raspberry topping and a lemon flavored cookie. All were very tasty; chocolate chip was my favorite of the four.

    I love well made Key lime pie and would definitely order that cookie, also the churro and the blueberry muffin.

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