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So, you may or may not be wondering why a cleaning blog would have a review on cookies.
I was half-wondering the same thing a few moments ago. But just as I was about to go full-blown Cookie Monster on these delicious, bite-sized Thinsters Coconut Cookie Thins from Costco—practically annihilating them in one fell swoop—I felt that it was my duty to get readers addicted too. ‘Cause, why not?
To be honest, I almost had to hurry just to get the photos done for the review, worrying that I’d eat them all before I got enough pictures taken. And, yes, I really got that close to the brink, but I managed to prevail. #SorryNotSorry
So what makes these bite-sized CookieThins so popular and addictive? Grab a cookie and read on!
Why They Rock (and disappear so fast)
I don’t know what it is about the Thinsters, but it’s pretty much been love at first bite. I’m not even a huge coconut fan, to be honest, so it caught me off guard a bit since it was initially an impulse buy in the first place.
It’s like the time you had a crush on that one guy (or gal), and you didn’t even know why. You even found it kind of annoying yet also couldn’t stop yourself. He just sat there, looking like a mouthwatering and ever-tempting morsel of hot—I mean…It. It just sits there tempting you, as any self-respecting cookie should. #Memories
But there’s something truly delicious and horribly addicting about the sweet-but-not-too-sweet bite of awesomeness and simplicity that you get from Coconut Thinsters that has me hooked.
Well, had me hooked.
They’re technically all gone. I lost the battle about when I started editing this post a few days after starting it. Now I’m left jonesing, cookieless, and eagerly waiting for my next fix. Did I mention it’s a huge bag that they’ve got at Costco? ‘Cause, you know…when does Costco ever have the Bad Stuff in normal-sized portions? Never. That’s why we love Costco.
Anyway, I ate them. They’re gone. And, yes, my FitBit and my conscience have been yelling at me ever since. No, I don’t care. It was for the Greater Good, and I’m all about the Greater Good.
Besides, while I’m not sure what drupe is, which a coconut allegedly happens to be, you can also count it as a fruit…or nut. I choose to dub them both fruit and nut servings—purely for scientific purposes, of course. I mean, 1 gram of fiber and 62mg of potassium has to count for something, right? Damn right. They’re essential.
Flav-ah Profile & Overall Yum Factor
The only way I can think to describe the overall texture and flavor level of Coconut CookieThins Thinsters Cookies would be if an American cookie and a European cookie (not including Biscoffs, which are delicious) had a baby. Then Thinsters might be it.
Like a miracle baby.
I don’t feel like I’m eating pure, unadulterated sugar. Heck, there’s even a little nutrition involved, as mentioned before (yay!). At the same time, it’s not so bland that I might wonder if I’ve mistakenly grabbed the dog’s biscuits or those cookie imposters that pretend they’re healthy and taste good but lied.
The Thinsters toasted coconut flavor is low-key, and there’s definitely a vanilla taste as well. I almost detect a carmelized or molasses-type flavor mixed in there, too, similar to an actual Biscoff but not quite. Best of all, they go great with coffee from what I’ve experienced. Anything that improves my beloved coffeetime more is my happy place.
But because I’m not a foodie with sophisticated tastebuds and a slew of fancy descriptions, I’ll just say they’re really good. That is, of course, unless you hate coconut, in which case that means more for the rest of us normal folks. #ThanksforPlaying #ByeFelicia
I love the thinness of them, which seems perfect—not too thick but also not so thin as to seem stingy to the common cookie consumer. It’s just right, adding the right amount of crunch.
Their size is also awesome—perfectly bite-sized to the point where they almost help you feel less guilt and shame. Yet there’s still enough substance that you aren’t left feeling sorry for a weak and runtish cookie. Assuming you can control yourself. But if you can’t control yourself, just go back to the default “less guilt and shame” mode and have fun.
At 150 calories per serving of six cookies, I feel that they make for a great-tasting and reasonably substantial snack that is easy to digest, physically and emotionally. They also offer enough sweetness to sate most sweet-tooths and even kept me from diving into that pint of Coffee Hagendaaz I know beckons from the depths of our freezer. That’s something, right? See. Greater Good.
Current Flavors Available
Thinsters Cookie Thins come in regular-sized 4-ounce bags and also 16-ounce packages. They’re often sold as 6-Count and 24-Count Variety Packs, depending on where you purchase them online. Costco, being Costco, offers the Toasted Coconut in generous 19-ounce packages. Show-offs. Enablers. If we protest, maybe they’ll carry some of the other flavors. #FreetheCookie
The current flavors offered by Thinsters include:
Dark Chocolate Peppermint
Dark Chocolate Coconut
Where to Buy Thinsters Cookie Thins
You can find the largest bag of Thinsters Toasted Coconut Cookie Thins (formerly Mrs. Thinsters, I believe) onsite at Costco when they have it available. However, the other sizes are typically available at Amazon and Target online, too. You can also buy them directly from the Thinsters site (link below).
For other offline/brick-and-mortar options, you may be able to spot them at Albertsons, Krogers, Walgreens, Safeway, Target, Walmart, and so on. For an up-to-date list, check out the Thinsters website.
To be honest, I’m a little scared to try the other Thinsters cookies. Meyer Lemon and Brownie Batter may be my undoing—both emotionally and pants-wise, leaving me grabbing the nearest “comfy” pants at any given time.
And what if the Chocolate Chip is like how I wish Chips Ahoy would taste like but never do? Chips Ahoy, even when fresh, are at least bad enough to resist eating the whole packet in one sitting. Post-breakup and lousy blind dates excluded, of course. I’m not sure I can handle actual good store-bought cookies. That I can order online. Whenever I want. Without getting off the couch.
All in all, these ultra-tasty Thinsters Coconut Cookie Thins are a great treat, even if a slightly addicting one. But stay clear if you’re on a diet! Nom, nom. In any case, I might need to start going to meetings, not to mention walking 10K daily again. Worth it? Hell yes. 😀
You can learn more by checking out the Thinsters website. [Not an affiliated or sponsored link, but call me anytime, Thinsters. *Wink*]