So there’s been a cookie hype and it filled up my phone screen every time I logged onto Instagram. And it remained that way for the whole year. Stories of long queues have put me off from visiting but finally came the chance where I happened to walk past the shop and see barely a queue out there. I stepped into Creme London and came out with a couple of cookies to take home. Are they worth the hype? Here is my view on them.
One thing that’s completely undeniable is the perfect branding from Creme. From the facade of its shopfront down to the details of its napkins, they have nailed it to a tee. The pastel pink colour is guaranteed to be a popular hit on social media. Stepping into the shop was like entering cookie heaven. A luscious buttery aroma that filled up every sense and was alluring enough to tempt even the strictest of dieters.
Creme London Cookies (£4 each)
I’ve picked out three cookies from them, one of each of the Double Chocolate, Miso White Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie. Even though I don’t get the pretty Instagrammable box, these cookies were still very nicely packaged in these pink individual paper bags.
They come decently huge in size and pretty thick as well. I very briefly warmed them up in the oven as I arrived home, eager to recreate that Instagram-look. The cookies had a cakey texture and held their shape well instead of getting too crumbly as I break them into halves. The chocolate chips inside were warmed enough to create that melty and gooey look. Aesthetically, these cookies were totally winning it.
Flavour-wise, the Milk Chocolate Chip one was a safe pick and my favourite out of the three. The Miso White Chocolate was one that I was anticipating the most with its unique flavour description. However, it didn’t taste much at the beginning and the savoury edge only started to pop out halfway through for some reason. Essentially, it’s like a salted chocolate cookie, but with a more cutting-edge savoury touch of flavour. It’s kind of unique but, even then, it was as wowing as I would’ve originally expected. As for the Double Chocolate Cookie, it was really rich, most suited for dark chocolate lovers in my opinion and also just a tad bit overwhelming at times.
Are they worth the hype? I’m just going to be straight up and say, in my most honest sincerity, no. Don’t get me wrong, they’re decent and not bad. But I didn’t find them as impressive as the way everyone seemed to rave about them. Packaging and all things aesthetics were on point. However, the flavours were easily forgettable in my opinion. Therefore, I’m afraid I’d have to disagree with those who claim them as the best cookies you could ever get your hands on.
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