06/26/2015 07:00 am ET | Updated Dec 25, 2015

A Definitive Ranking Of Pepperidge Farm Cookies, From Disappointing To Downright Delicious

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If there's one thing the whole world can agree on, it's that Pepperidge Farm cookies are downright delightful. But when folks start making assertions about which cookie reigns supreme, things start to get a little messy. (Ahem, we're looking at you, Bordeaux fans.) Clearly, Pepperidge Farm knows what it's doing when it comes to the cookie business, but that doesn't mean that every cookie is a home run.

To settle the score once and for all, we've put together a definitive ranking of Pepperidge Farm cookies, in order from most disappointing to most delicious. And yes, this is a totally subjective list that is the opinion of just one editor, not the whole Huffington Post newsroom. So feel free to chime in with your own brazen cookie thoughts below.

(A special note: both the Coffee Shop Cookies and Dessert Shop Cookies are not mentioned below. That's intentional, because those cookies are a dark stain on the Pepperidge Farm name.)

Without further ado, the list.

  • 13 Milano Melts
    A disgrace to the whole Pepperidge Farm cookie community. And we're not even going to mention the Vanilla Creme flavor.
  • 12 Milano Slices
    Stop trying to mess with a classic.
  • 11 Tahiti
    Great idea, but lacking in execution.
  • 10 Lemon
    Bright and citrusy -- a delight, but not all that special.
  • 9 Sausalito
    The Sausalito is the only cookie of the American Collection that is worthy of a mention -- yes, not even the Nantucket belongs on this list. The Sausalito won't satisfy the need for a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie, but it'll do in a bind.
  • 8 Pirouette Rolled Wafers
    Only chocolate hazelnut need apply.
  • 7 Bordeaux
    A great, crisp cookie, just not the best of the bunch.
  • 6 Mint Milano
    OK, sometimes messing with a classic is a fantastic idea.
  • 5 Chessmen
    Buttery perfection. And cute.
  • 4 Milano
    Great on its own. Great dipped in a glass of milk. Great after dinner. Great for breakfast. The Milano cookie is the very definition of GREAT.
  • 3 Verona
    Strawberry, naturally. These are the best thumbprint cookies around.
  • 2 Geneva
    The Geneva cookie puts stock in Pepperidge Farm's claim to making distinctive cookies. The pecans are a delight, the chocolate just right and the buttery cookie is the tasty glue that binds it all together.
  • 1 Brussels
    The description of this cookie on the Pepperidge Farm site reads: A Brussels cookie is a celebration of contrasting textures. Lace-thin, crisp cookies embrace a layer of smooth, luxurious, dark chocolate. Need we say more?


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