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Trending bakery Crumbl Cookies gives a fresh, tasty experience

Walking into the Crumbl Cookies bakery in Rocklin for the first time was an experience I’ll never forget. The pleasing colors of pink and white filled my vision, and the smell of sweet, freshly baked cookies was one I wish they would use as a scented candle. Just from taking a step into the bakery, I was hoping that the cookies would exceed my expectations. 

One feature that makes Crumbl Cookies so remarkable is the rotating menu. Every Sunday, four to five new cookies appear on the menu, replacing cookie flavors from the past week. Don’t worry if you miss a flavor — the cookies always rotate back in after a couple of weeks. However, the flavor “Milk Chocolate Chip” always remains on the menu as their signature cookie. Also, “Classic sugar” is considered a semi-permanent flavor which is usually on the menu.

Another unique aspect of the cookies is their extraordinarily large size — they are about the size of  a hockey puck. They are meant to be shared — Crumbl Cookies even sells a cookie cutter that slices their cookies into fourths. In addition, they are very thick and, therefore, tend to be very soft all around, but especially in the middle.

I went to Crumbl Cookies during the week of Aug. 30, 2021. That week’s flavors consisted of “Caramel Pumpkin,” “Cookie Dough,” “Classic Oatmeal,” “Galaxy Brownie,” “Classic Sugar” and, of course, “Milk Chocolate Chip.” 

All of the cookies are $4 each, but I bought the six-pack, which is $19.20, so there’s a pretty big savings if you choose to buy a big pack.


Caramel Pumpkin

“A soft pumpkin cookie topped with a caramel cream cheese frosting swirl and sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice.”

The taste brought me to a fall afternoon filled with cool breezes and colorful leaves. This delicious cookie was probably the best pumpkin-flavored dessert I’ve ever had. The slightly-bitter pumpkin cookie blended nicely with the sweet caramel cream cheese frosting, and the pumpkin pie spice gave the cookie a flavorful kick. 

Rating: 5 stars


Milk Chocolate Chip

“A warm cookie with milk chocolate chips.”

A classic cookie flavor executed perfectly! I could not get enough of its taste, texture, and appearance. Although the flavor was probably the simplest out of all the flavors from that week, I really enjoyed the sheer bliss of biting into the soft, chewy cookie, and the sweet chocolate flavor really topped it off. In addition, the cookie was very thick and the chocolate chips were distributed perfectly, making it very pleasing to look at.

Rating: 5 stars


Classic Oatmeal

“A tasty celebration of an old classic. A warm oatmeal cookie infused with hints of vanilla and molasses.”

This warm cookie, with a hint of vanilla, practically melted in my mouth, and I just had to go for more and more bites. As someone who doesn’t care for raisins in cookies, I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of raisins. But, if you’re looking for an oatmeal cookie with raisins, this one isn’t for you. Also, the wonderful, chewy texture added to its absolute perfection.

Rating: 5 stars


Galaxy Brownie

“A rich brownie cookie covered in a warm fudge glaze and topped off with intergalactic rainbow candy bits.”

This warm, colorful chocolate cookie was very pleasing to look at. The M&M-like candy bits sprinkled onto the chocolate glaze that oozed over the cookie gave the cookie a fun resemblance to the popular dessert: Cosmic Brownies. As much as I liked the look of the cookie, I wished that the taste lived up to its looks. Coming from someone who isn’t a huge fan of chocolate, I’d say that chocolate fudge on top of a chocolate cookie is just too much. The fudge, despite being tasty, was very rich and I had to practically chug a glass of water after a single bite from the cookie. If there was no fudge I would’ve liked the cookie a lot more.

Rating: 3 stars


Cookie Dough

“A chilled chewy brown sugar cookie topped with an ice cream inspired cookie dough buttercream and chunks of cookie dough pieces.”

I love cookie dough flavored desserts, so I had high expectations for this cookie. However, cookie dough pieces on cookie-dough-flavored buttercream is a bit much. There was kind of a sweetness overload when I took a bite into the enormous cookie, and I felt slightly nauseated after taking a couple more bites, similar to how you’d feel after eating an entire bag of candy corn. Despite all of this, the chocolate chips and cookie dough bits on the top added a pleasant texture to the cookie, and the frosting itself was very yummy. So, the individual components were great, but altogether it was just too sweet.

Rating: 2 stars


Classic Sugar

“Our classic sugar cookie base topped with a perfect pink swirl of almond-flavored frosting.”

Looking at the cookie, it seemed to be very plain and simple. I actually had low expectations for this one — I saw it as just another regular sugar cookie with overly-sweet pink frosting. However, I was very wrong. As I took a bite and the frosting landed on my taste buds, a smile immediately grew across my face. The taste of the frosting was heavenly — imagine powdered sugar with a hint of almond, a splash of vanilla, and a spoonful of delight. The frosting wasn’t overly sweet like I expected it to be and it really complimented the slightly-salty cookie base.

Rating: 5 stars


Despite other cookies receiving a 5/5 rating, the Classic Sugar was my absolute favorite. The cookie had the best frosting I’ve ever eaten, and I would definitely recommend ordering the Classic Sugar if you ever go to Crumbl Cookies.

The overall feel of the bakery was very friendly and warm. There was a bit of a line but we moved through it quickly. Once the cookies were made, a crew member showed them to me to make sure that they gave us the right cookies. I really appreciated this extra step, as a lot of bakeries I’ve been to don’t do this. The cookies weren’t premade or pre-frosted, but freshly baked and I got to watch the crew members decorate them.

The overall rating of my Crumbl Cookies adventure is a solid 5/5 — the cookies were very tasty and filling and the service was exceptional. After such a wonderful experience at Crumbl Cookies, I would definitely recommend the bakery, and I plan on going back there soon. 

Despite other cookies receiving a 5/5 rating, the Classic Sugar was my absolute favorite. The cookie had the best frosting I’ve ever eaten, and I would definitely recommend ordering the Classic Sugar if you ever go to Crumbl Cookies.

The overall feel of the bakery was very friendly and warm. There was a bit of a line but we moved through it quickly. Once the cookies were made, a crew member showed them to me to make sure that they gave us the right cookies. I really appreciated this extra step, as a lot of bakeries I’ve been to don’t do this. The cookies weren’t premade or pre-frosted, but freshly baked and I got to watch the crew members decorate them.

At the Crumbl Cookies location that I went to, there were no seats inside or outside of the store. The bakery only consisted of ordering kiosks, the place where you pay, a waiting area, and, of course, the baking area in the back. So, after ordering the cookies, I had to make my way out of the bakery and eat them at home. 

After such a wonderful experience at Crumbl Cookies, I would definitely recommend the bakery, and I plan on going back there soon. 

Crumbl Cookies
Caramel Pumpkin
Milk Chocolate Chip
Classic Oatmeal
Galaxy Brownie
Cookie Dough
Classic Sugar
Reader Rating2 Votes
5

— By Ava Eberhart

Originally published in the Sept. 21 edition of the Octagon.

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