“ Type: Biscuits „
I bought a Green's dinosaur cookie mix whilst shopping at half term because a) my daughter loves dinosaurs and b) it was cheap for an afternoon's entertainment. Did I say cheap? What I meant was cheap and nasty. Although it only cost 79p for the mix I still feel cheated, as the end product was the most rancid smelling unappetising thing I have ever cooked. Maybe the ingredients were from the Jurassic age. The box contains a bag of cookie mix, a T-Rex shaped cookie cutter and a small plastic tube of orange syrup to decorate the cooked biscuit. It appeared very simple to do and my 6 year old daughter was able to follow the instructions easily which basically said put the dry mix in a bowl, add 7 tablespoons of water and mix until a dough is formed. For a start, 7 tablespoons of water is insufficient, as the mix remains crumbly so you have to keep slowly adding more water until a stinking play-doh like substance is formed. The instructions then say to roll out this bogey-green coloured dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out the shapes using the cutter provided. This is very difficult as the cutter is poor quality and a bit too intricately detailed so when you try to remove your dinosaur shape it sticks inside the cutter and you lose a claw, a head or tail section every time, leaving you with deformed T-Rex shapes. The cookies only take about 12 minutes to cook and once cooled you can decorate the shapes using the tube of orange goo. This runny syrup also tastes disgusting and is useless for decoration purposes as it just runs off the edge of the cookie and drips onto the worktop. The finished article can only be described as vile. Visually it has the colour of a pureed toad, texturally I can only liken it to eating cardboard and the taste is indescribably dreadful. My daughter was extremely disappointed with the cookies and the whole lot went in the bin. This has to be the worst cookie mix I have ever purchased.
Green's Dino Cookies.... Hmm where to start well they are green! They kinda smell like the blamange you used to get as a kid at school in 1985! Ok so i don't have alot good to say about these cookies, they were a substitute i recieved with my shopping order, but at something like 57 pence i thought i would give them a try. After all its half term, something to amuse the kids right?? Oh wait there is something i like and that's the t-rex drawing on the front of the box! The packaging is quite eye catching, green mainly with the instructions on the back being on a nice contrasting purple. The instructions are easy to follow, one thing tho was my 8 year old said could she use a stick to stir the mixture as thats what the dinosour was using on the box! We used a wooden spoon as it was easier than rooting about in the garden! Ok so reading the instructions was easy and following them was easy but it didn't mean that the instructions were correct. We added the powder to a bowl as instructed and then added 7 teaspoons of water as instructed but it really didnt mix with such a small amount of fluid. So we added more...im not sure how many more teaspoons but it was a few! All i can say is yuck! I dont know what it is about the colour green and cookies but in my oppinion they really do not go together. Vegetables are meant to be green. This mixture goes a deep green when you mix it, and has a really strong smell. Now the box does state that there are no Artificial flavours or hydrogenated oils in it, im sure that the amount of artifical colours makes up for that tho :) So now my child is covered in this strong smelling foul coloured cookie dough mix, shes loving it im not. When we finally got the mixture to the required conisistency it did actually roll out nicely and was easy to cut cookies out of, you even get a free cutter woooo. We made way more than 10 cookies which it says it will make. You bake them at 180 degrees c for 8-10mins, i would say they need maybe a little longer but i like my cookies crunchy. Yup they were still green when cooked! Totally off putting if im honest. You can decorate them with the tube of strawberry jam provided... or like us after tasting them you can feed them to the birds! Im sorry but i wouldn't eat these, and my child wouldn't eat them, they really didn't taste or smell nice at all. So if you want to get messy and have fun rolling out dough, for 57p you can't go wrong. Or you could just buy some play dough! Cos i would say you wont be eating these.