Normally we don’t review anything but candy, but these were offered to us and they came in candy-like flavors so we figured we’d give them a go. A weekend beach party offered me the perfect opportunity to sample and share the tubs of Miss Meringue Minis sent to me by the company. I hoped to be the hit of the party by walking in with an armload of cookies.
Once the regular buffet was tapped and partygoers got a hankering for something sweet, four of us wandered into the kitchen to pop open the cookie tubs. We all agreed that the cookies were cuteâ€”small, colorful, and distinctly decorated in accordance with each flavor. Unfortunately, we also all agreed that we didnâ€™t have much good to say about the taste.
I lined up the tubs in alongside each other and brought over some celery sticks to neutralize our taste buds between flavors. Hereâ€™s an overview of each cookie:
Vanilla: Vanilla had a strong essence of vanilla extract, which I usually like, but it left an unpleasant aftertaste in my mouth.
Chocolate: Chocolate was on par with vanillaâ€”clear flavor, but not a particularly good taste.
Rainbow Vanilla: Rainbow Vanilla was a good example of how food coloring can affect the mind. We argued over whether the different colors tasted different. I concluded that they did not, but for some reason I found the yellow ones to be my top choice, although it was still a generally unpleasant eating experience.
Chocolate Chip: Chocolate Chip produced some lively debate. Two tasters liked these the best, and I found them to be okay, perhaps because the chocolate chips broke up the meringue flavor.
Mint Chocolate Chip: Mint Chocolate Chip was my favorite, but still disappointing. There was a strong, mint quality to the cookies, but something was a little off. It very well could be that I simply donâ€™t like meringue cookies, and since this was my first time tasting them, Miss Meringue may stack up well against competitionâ€”Iâ€™m just not sure.
Overall, the texture was crisp and consistent in each flavor. The cookies were of uniform size, and any fillings (like chocolate chips) seemed evenly distributed. These cookies were definitely not the hit of the party, but the hostess said that the next day, her kids and their friends devoured them. So either we just weren’t “meringue people” or they appeal more to the younger set.