The Amateur Food Nerd\’s Reviews

March 30, 2006

Maui CookKwees

Filed under: Uncategorized — amateurfoodnerd @ 8:15 pm

(Okay, yes, I am finally posting a review, for all 0 of you people out there waiting with bated breath.)

Last Wednesday, I returned from 5 days on Maui, so the next few reviews are probably going to be restaurants in the Lahaina area and a few products that are exclusive to the islands. Sticking to that, today's review is of Maui CookKwees. These are little, crunchy, shortbread-y cookies that are pretty much the standard size of cookies. They are packaged in cylindrical bags, which may make you think that they'll go stale if they remain open and unsealed, but these are crispy and resilliant enough to last quite a while in a cupboard. (I've had one bag of them open for a week and they are just as crunchy as the day I bought them.)

They come in an array of varieties, but the two I had were White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut and Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut. Both were very good; very crispy and crumbly with a good salty note (something I appreciate a lot in baked goods) and the added crunch of the macadamia nuts. I do have one beef with them, and that is that they don't have a lot of chocolate in them, be it white or milk. Each cookie only has about five chocolate chips in it, which is a little pathetic if you ask me. However, I still highly recommend these if you are going to Hawaii anytime soon as they are definately a unique product.

Price: $1.89

Place Purchased: Long's Drugs (Lahaina, HI)

Overall Rating: 7/10

As a last note, perhaps Marvo could comment on these if he's ever had them? They might be exclusive to Maui, but it would be hard to believe if they aren't sold on the other islands as well.


March 24, 2006

The Amateur Food Nerd

Filed under: blog, News and Announcements — amateurfoodnerd @ 4:14 am

My name is Alex, and I created this blog because I love food. I love eating out, snacking, eating candy. Most of the time I'm adventurous and like to try new things. As you can probably tell by the title, this is another review blog. I will be posting reviews of new and old food products, restaurants and even some candy. I drew most of my inspiration from reading Marvo's The Impulsive Buy ( and Cybele's Candy Blog ( I probably won't be posting reviews every day, but we'll see. I hope we can all enjoy what is to come


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