Frugal shoppers know the temptation of clearance-priced items. After all, what's to keep one from purchasing a three-dollar item marked to nearly (or over) 75% off? These cookies & cream wafers from Bauducco, who must want to top Ghirardelli for weirdest brand name pronunciation, were especially tempting at 70 cents per package. I can't say wafers were ever a favorite snack of mine, but most cookies & cream flavored products have a certain level of temptation above the more conventional chocolate, vanilla and strawberry variants.
After dropping a less-than-healthy dose of crumbs on my workspace, I gave a pair of these wafers a close smell, and the scent is undoubtedly cookies & cream. I can already say with confidence that they'd be perfect when combined with some vanilla ice cream. My initial impressions are that they're definitely more chocolatey than creamy, although the inner layers will stick to the roof of your mouth more than Captain Crunch and Oreos do your teeth. A pleasant, encompassing aftertaste hits the back of your throat when you let it sit, but then you'll be compelled to take another bite.
Bauducco's Cookies & Cream Wafers definitely come off as something you'd combine with other ingredients for a truly delectable treat. Once again, ice cream comes to mind since they're easier to break apart than Oreos. You might also be able to toy with some brownie recipes and conjure up some interesting treats. On their own, they're sufficient for a not-so-filling snack that will leave a pleasant taste in your mouth.
Where I Bought It: Walgreens
Price: $0.70 (clearance)
Question of the Day: What brand names do you tend to forget the name of?C