Cookie Showdown!


Have you ever had a food you love betray you when the manufacturer changed the recipe?  Have you ever had an attempt to satisfy a craving turn your mouth into an uncanny valley of flavor?

The writers of Unwholesome Foods grew up with Samoas as one of the most popular Girl Scout Cookies around.  When we moved to Boston, we were distrubed to find Caramel Delights.  Had rebranding killed our childhood friend forever?

In time we realized that Samoas were still out there.  We’d just moved from regions supplied by Little Brownie Bakers to a region supplied by ABC Bakers.  Then we had another revelation.  New Hampshire is supplied by Little Brownie Bakers, and it’s less than an hour drive away!  It was the perfect chance to find out if Samoas are really better than Caramel Delights, or if our love for them came only from nostalgia.

Beth merrily drove off to New Hampshire, only to return disappointed after the cashiers at the grocery store she visited told her the Cookie Locator website had told her the wrong date for the sale at that store.  Cookie month was almost over, and the chance at chocolate-coated cookie happiness was fading away.  Then a coworker from New Hampshire saved the day, and Cookie Science could begin.  

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Doing Our Work for Us

While we at Unwholesome Foods have been too busy lately to post much, other people out in the world are still doing their part.  Yet somehow, we never expected that Whole Foods was on our side. Continue reading

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How to Mummify a Chocolate Bunny

The ancient Eggyptian rabbits placed great emphasis on the afterlent and the journey of inner cocoa discovery that takes place once the bunny has succumbed to Easter.  Continue reading

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Eggstravagaza II

Nearly a year and a half after the first Eggstravaganza, we decided it was time for another.

Cheryl made swedish meatballs, served in egg halves.  They were  amazing, although Meatball+Egg wasn’t particularly more exciting than just Meatball. Continue reading

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Wholesome Memories II

Not wanting to be outdone by the cubecake, Beth made Alex a cake shaped like a Kit Kat Clock.

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Buffalo Chicken Sundae

Our friend Peter came up with this idea: it’s bleu cheese ice cream, cayenne pepper sauce hot fudge and chicken-flavored whipped cream sprinkled with chopped celery!

Buffalo Chicken Sundae

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Cough Syrup Sundae Extra Strength

It’s cold and flu season again! Today we topped our cough syrup ice cream with chicken-flavored whipped cream, Nyquil and a cough drop!

cough syrup sundae

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