Eat N Park Smiley Cookie Service

by Rodzilla on January 2, 2013 · 1 comment

IMG_4016Eat N Park – not exactly my type of restaurant. For those unfamiliar with the Western PA chain, think Denny’s/Perkins with a better breakfast buffet. It’s a classic blue-collar chain turned late night hipster hang-out , well, the non food-snob ones at least. It was never a routine spot for me, but a very big part of growing up in the Pittsburgh area.IMG_4014They’re best known for their Smiley Cookies, which aren’t anything more than a standard, sometimes stale, frosted sugar cookie. So I was a bit surprised to be contacted about their new national mail order service. I was wondering why anyone would mail order these things.

Now I know. The smiley cookie service doesn’t use preservatives, and they have much better offerings than just the big-ass smiley guys. I had ever tried EnPs chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin, so I wasn’t expecting much – I was wrong.
IMG_4021The chocolate chip were up there with the best I’ve had. Barely holding together.  Buttery, not oily,  tons huge semi-sweet chocolate chunks.
IMG_4019You know those over baked dry oatmeal cookies, studded with raisins pebbles? These are the opposite. Huge plump raisins in a soft slightly chewy oatmeal base.

I’m sure there are plenty of cookie companies out there with comparable quality, but if you’re looking for a nostalgic gift for a Western PA native, send them these.

Grade: B+

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1 Adam

I like that this has a happy ending. It was a nice to see this post go from what I thought was going to be “bash an easy target”‘ to genuine appreciation of a hometown place

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