Sainburys bakery is one of my favourite parts of the supermarket - everything is freshly-baked, sometimes still a little warm (if you're lucky), and everything smells good.
I recently discovered Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Salted Caramel Cookies (£1.65), and I think I've fallen in love.
As soon as you open the bag you can smell the caramel and chocolate. I cannot even describe the scent of baked caramel and chocolate without wishing I had some nearby.
I enjoyed two of these cookies, and it was with real effort that I shared the other two. In all honesty I couldn't have eaten any more because they were quite filling. The cookies aren't rich or very dense, but they are large and have a generous serving of both caramel and milk chocolate, which makes them oh so moreish.
I initially ate the first cookie whilst walking home, but I decided to give the second cookie a few second in the microwave. Slightly warmed the cookies transform into a cheeky treat to a truly indulgence cookie worth paying for.
The quality of these cookies is high: Sainsbury's use British flour, but mostly they have the best ratio of salt, caramel and chocolate to the surrounding cookie dough, which makes them one of my favourites in their bakery range.
They are the real deal when it comes to indulgence, but if you'd like to take these cookies a step further then they can easily turn into a dessert. After trying one of the cookies my mother has since bought two bags of these cookies and used them as a dessert for her friends. She broke the cookies up into smaller pieces, heated them slightly and crumbled them on top scoops of vanilla ice cream. It was a truly divine dessert, and I recommend it to all.
In the same vein the cookies are perfect as they are: chewy, huge, and they have enough caramel to make you smile. I know they turned my frown upside down after a long day at work, and who needs anything more than a satisfying cookie to help the day end on a high?
You can find these cookies in any of the Sainsbury's supermarkets which have a bakery section. I have found them in both London and Birmingham, even in the smaller Sainsbury's, so don't fret if you think you might not get to enjoy these - you will.