Thank you, Kizito Cookies, for letting me try out your cookies after I was done with Shaun T's Insanity program! I got sent half a dozen cookies AND A BROWNIE last week. Insanity is just that -- insane -- and I freaking DESERVED six cookies after two months of high intensity cardio training. But hey, my friends and family benefited too! First we went tried-and-true chocolate chip: as you can see, these cookies are huge, even covering my hand. They are on the thin side: As we ate the cookie, my younger sister told me Kizito's story of being born under a banana tree in Uganda (way cooler than being born at a hospital that is now a Chinese supermarket) and then adapting her father's business sense to start her cookie business in Louisville, KY. These cookies were polarizing: younger sister didn't care too much for it -- she said they were too flat, dry, and hard -- but my mom LOVED it and asked for more. Next, nutty chocolate chip: I thought this cookie was going to be more nutty. It had 3-4 big chunks and whole pieces of walnuts and maybe one other nut but other than that, if you didn't get a piece with a nut on it, it was a normal chocolate chip cookie. Not surprisingly my mom still liked it, but I would have liked it more if it had more nuts. Maybe smaller pieces but definitely more spread out. Then we ate snickerdoodle which was my favorite from this group: This one was not too sweet, had a LOT of cinnamon, and was soft and chewy. My boyfriend and I had the pecans cookie on our way to the I am 8 Bit Gallery: This one, just like the nutty chocolate chip one, had big chunks of nuts on it but was otherwise a chocolate chip cookie. There were times I felt like I was just eating a chocolate chip cookie. My boyfriend wanted more chocolate chips, as some of the pieces I gave to him were just cookie without nuts or chocolate chips. Here's the peanut butter cookie: The peanut butter cookie had enough peanut butter to taste peanut buttery, but the taste wasn't overpowering. The texture and quality of this cookie was the same as the other cookies: kind of crunchy and crumbly. I had the brownie at work: It was soft, chewy, and chocolatey, and the chocolate chips in the brownie really made the brownie. Overall, no one I gave the cookies to was too excited about these cookies, except for my mom which is surprising because she isn't so easy to please. I think we would enjoy them more if they were a bit thicker, were more moist, and if the nut cookies had way more nuts in them. While Yelp has nothing but raves for Kizito Cookies, I"m afraid it was nothing more than an average cookie for us over here. PS -- if you were wondering where the 6th cookie was, it was oatmeal. Kizito Cookies 1398 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40204 FREE SHIPPING!
- Taste: Nothing too special in our opinion. 6
- Crust and Center moistness: A little on the dry and crumbly side, but not so much that it takes away from the cookie.
- Value: $2 for a cookie bigger than the size of your hand + FREE SHIPPING! (as advertised on their site). Great value!!
- Overall: If I were in Louisville, I might stop by this bakery if I happened to come across it. However, this would not be my go-to choice for cookie orders due to the choices I have available. 6