Coffee Break! Reviewing Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Wafer Patties

I don't typically eat anything with my 'coffee breaks' as I'm not a big fan of sweets in general and I really enjoy my coffee strong, hot and black.  But earlier today my teenage daughter requested I buy "Nutter Butter" cookies when I was at the grocery store.  I saw they had a 'patty' version so I picked those up instead of the traditional cookie.

And that is how this post was born!

Today's coffee break is Starbucks Pike Place Roast coffee with Nutter Butter Wafer Patties made in Canada by Kraft Foods. 

    To cut to the chase... yes.  I like them.  But I'm not sure everyone will so let me tell you why I do like them and what I don't like about them.

First and foremost I guess is that I don't like cookies all that much.
And I don't like 'sweet' things that well either.
A couple of the random cookies from my childhood that I do like include vanilla wafers... which is probably why I like this cookie for the exact reason  many hate it.

When I saw "creme patties"  I pictured a peanut butter filling between the traditional Nutter Butter cookie.  When I opened the package I was surprised to see it was l-o-n-g un-cut wafer cookie.  They weren't very durable so they already had punch holes in the top of some of them just from being bagged at the store and riding home with me.  You also have to break them apart yourself and they do not 'clean break'.  My first thought was;  "Wow, I wish they had already cut these apart"  and "I wonder if a knife would cut them better?"

Nutter Butter Wafer Patties Nutrition Facts from the package:
Serving size:  5 patties
Calories:  170
Servings per container:  9

Total Fat:  9 grams
Saturated:  2.5
Trans Fat:  0
Poly:  2
Mono:  4

Cholesterol:  0
Sugar: 8
Protein: 4

As I mentioned earlier, I'm not a fan of cookies, but I am a fan of vanilla wafers.  For that reason, I really like the wafer bottom whereas some people have complained the wafer has no taste or tastes like dry cardboard.  I think the light, crispy wafer is probably my favorite part as it's not heavy and lets other flavors stand out.

The peanut butter filling is just the right amount for the cookie and thankfully it isn't overly sweet.  It tastes like 'real' peanut butter (as it is).  Although I think the cookie is perfectly ok, I can't say I'll personally be eating them.  Then again, since I don't usually have sweets with my coffee, that isn't a big stretch.

I do think Kraft would have a hit on their hands if they actually used a Nutter Butter cookie base instead of the wafer; this would seem to appease a larger market of Nutter Butter fans.

Have you tried them?  What do you think?

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