[Photographs: Erin Jackson]

Burger King and I have a rocky relationship. In the best of times, it's rooted in fond memories from over a decade ago—long gone and fuzzy, when either the food was better, or my taste buds were too dense to know the difference. New desserts, like the glazed doughnut holes, sometimes bring me back, but so far, my dalliances with the sweet side of the menu at Burger King have always been one-and-done affairs.


Hoping a string of bad luck could be broken, I stopped in for the newest addition to the dessert menu, the "chunky cookie made with Oreo pieces" ($1 each). It's one of two new treats made with Oreo cookies. The other option is the Oreo shake ($2.49 for a small).


The cookie is touted as "soft, warm, and buttery" on BK's website, along with "freshly baked". None of these claims are true. In reality, the cookie is dry, served at room temperature, and tastes stale. There's no buttery flavor whatsoever, which isn't really a big surprise if you look at the ingredients. There is zero butter in the cookie, only margarine.

What's worse, the cookie's main attraction, the Oreo pieces, were ground so fine that they were a detraction. The crumbled cookie dirt made for a too-dry cookie, with an unpleasant texture, like it had been badly burned.

You're much better off with a plain ol' Oreo.

About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax


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