I recently discovered what just may be the most delicious cookie ever sold.* I had been on a quest of sorts, trying to find a cookie that I could crush into crumbs and sprinkle atop my makeshift coconut cream pie. While lazily traversing the aisles of my local Hannaford grocery store, I happened upon a bag of cookies whose name sounded intriguing. “Vanilla Snaps”. These cookies captured my attention for several reasons: they were located in the natural foods section (where I spend an increasing percentage of my grocery dollars), they are made with more than 70% organic ingredients, there was nothing on the ingredient list that wasn’t instantly recognizable, and they contain only 130 calories for 5 cookies. I think what really sold me, however, was that I had never before heard of a vanilla snap. Vanilla wafer, yes. Ginger snap, of course. But never a vanilla snap.
Oh, what I had been missing lo these many years.
The Mi-Del Vanilla Snap is pure heaven: rich vanilla flavor, not overly sweet, with a delicate crunch. You can’t eat just one, as they say. And who would want to? There’s almost nothing that doesn’t recommend it. Some may be put off by its cost – it checks out at $3.95 for a 10-ounce bag. I admit, at first blush that does appear to be a steep price to pay. But how can you put a price tag on exquisite deliciousness and pure epicurean ecstasy? You just can’t!
If you must, though, I have spent $11.85 in the past 3 weeks. What can I say? Some folks are addicted to crack cocaine, some to sex…and I am addicted to Vanilla Snaps. I have made my peace with it.
I believe I have waxed rhapsodic enough for one grocery item. Please do yourself a favor and pick up a bag of these delectable little gems. You will not be sorry, or my name isn’t Wendalicious.
*Please note that I said “ever sold”. My homemade Russian Tea Cakes are still the reigning champ.