Bourbon Petit White Choco Langue de Chat

Posted in 3.0 Wasabi Pea Rating, Cookie, Sweet, zJapan at 12:02 am by Boo

Today I have yet another prize from our impromptu snack quest and also a revisiting of a snack of yore. I really love when I find different flavors of a particular snack to try, especially when it’s been five years since the first snack. I also love that I had no idea the petit cookies had other members until I discovered the lot of them somewhere near…Dearborn? Anyhow, way back in Ought Six, My Favorite Guinea Pig and I were gifted with a most awesome wicker basket (more like a wicker trunk actually, albeit a small trunk) filled with a complete sushi set for 6, saki, sauces and snacks. Of these snacks were Choco Chipu 24% Chocolate mini cookies (of the “petit series” so I guess I should have figured there were others). The tiny chocolate chip cookies did really well, coming in with a 4.5 wasabi pea rating for their chocolateness and cookiness.

Meet Petit White Choco Langue de Chat (isn’t Chat cat in French?) which probably means ‘small Nilla Wafer-like cookie sandwiches with a dollop of white goo in the center’. If it doesn’t it should because these are pretty much small Nilla Wafer-like sandwich cookies with a dollop of white goo in the center. Actually, the cookies are a little more porous than Nilla Wafers and a little less crispity but that only works in the tiny cookies’ favor. Or maybe when you shrink a Nilla Wafer-like cookie down to teeny tiny size it looses some of the crispity bulk of the parent cookie. Whatever the reason, if you let these cookielet sandwiches sit on your tongue, the cookies start to deliciously dissolve. You can’t do that as well with a full sized wafer.

On the other hand, Nabisco’s Nilla Wafers don’t leave a faint chemical taste floating around in the sinuses. It’s not too bad a taste but having eaten about 7 small sandwich cookies in a row, I find the taste builds and becomes noticeable. There is also a nice buttery almost shortbread reminiscent flavor to sooth the disgruntled taste buds which is awfully nice of the cookies. I do like me some shortbread, although I’d prefer to leave the chemical out.

As to the white goo, it’s tasty in that bland vanilla flavored somewhat white chocolatesque sort of way (versus an Oreo like filling; these are definitely more solid than your typical American sandwich cookie filling). Nothing to write home about but decently vanilla and sweet. It’s a good enhancer for the basic Nilla-like cookie wafers. These cookies can’t quite reach the level of the chocolate chip cookies but they will do if you are looking for a good, tiny munch with a slight manufacturedness about the edges.

Rating of 3 Wasabi Peas out of a possible 5.


  1. Sean K. said,

    March 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I believe Langue de Chat translates to “Cat’s Tongue”, FWIW.

  2. Kevin Hogan said,

    May 16, 2011 at 12:13 am

    …and if you let them get stale (oops!), the chemical taste gets a lot stronger.

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