When you walk into my local Marunaka (a big grocery chain), there’s a display of Halloween junk food right at the front. So naturally every time I go there I cave and buy at least one Halloween-branded thing. This time the main event was this bag of cookies with the hilarious brand name “Country Ma’am,” which in Japanese is pronounced “kahn-toe-ree ma-mu.” (That’s not a proper romaji rendering, for all you language nerds, but an accurate phonetic one.)
These are another ordinary thing made super great by the application of tacky Halloween graphics, and I couldn’t be happier. The best part is, for mass-produced garbage snacks, these cookies are really good. They’re just normal chocolate chip cookies (with both regular and chocolate dough), but they’re slightly chewy in the middle and the chocolate chips melt in your mouth. Not sure the tiny silver dollar-sized cookies need to be individually wrapped, but whatever, they scratch that chocolate chip itch.