The Little Debbie Cherry Cordials combine three flavors: vanilla, cherry and fudge. These cherry treats are really just fat cookies that can be quite messy to the touch because the exteriors are covered with a coating of fudge. The fudge coating is easily the richest and sweetest portion of this snack cookie. Underneath the fudge sits a crunchy vanilla cookie. The vanilla doesn’t stand out nearly as prominently as the fudge. Underneath the vanilla cookie sits some cherry creme. There was more of a sugary sweetness to the creme than actually cherry flavor. What cherry flavor was present didn’t mix too well with the vanilla cookie. Cherry and chocolate go together alright, but cherry and vanilla isn’t a winning combination, although different people have different taste preferences, so others may disagree and feel that the cherry and vanilla combination works. Underneath the cherry creme was another vanilla cookie, followed by more fudge.
Although this product comes in a package that has a picture of a snowman, a snowy landscape and snow-covered trees in the background, the product itself doesn’t share anything in common with Christmas. Aside from the cherry creme which has a weak red color to it, the colors of the cherry cookies don’t involve Christmas imagery. Chocolate, vanilla and cherry are all flavors that aren’t typically associated with Christmas either, certainly not like ginger, anyway. This product, which is available in November and December, is also available in February, only in a different colored package which has a Valentine’s Day theme to it. The chocolate fudge and cherry creme have more in common with Valentine’s Day than they do with Christmas and it’s something of a mystery as to why this product isn’t just marketed around the month of February leading up to Valentine’s Day.
For one dollar and fifty cents, eight cookies come in a box. The fudge coating that covers the vanilla cookies is the best part of this snack cookie, even if the fudge can be messy when handled with one’s hands, especially if the room is on the warm side. The cherry creme center that’s sandwiched between the vanilla cookies tastes artificially sweet and there’s not enough real cherry flavor to make the creme satisfying to the taste. The vanilla cookies are crunchy, but the amount of vanilla flavor is disappointing. The three flavors don’t play particularly well off one another, with the vanilla and cherry flavors specifically clashing in a way that’s not overly appealing. The lack of a Christmas connection outside of the festive and colorful Christmas-themed packaging was disappointing. This is definitely not one of Little Debbie’s better snack products.