I like to talk about comics on this blog quite often. I also sometimes will discuss food. Therefore, it makes sense that my post today is about a product that involves both! You see, I first read about Einhorn's Epic Cookies via a post on Bleeding Cool that went up a bit ago. It sounded fascinating so I checked out the website and found myself even more curious. Therefore, I got in touch with the folk behind Einhorn's Epic Cookies and got my hands on some of the comics--and of course the cookies too.
"What are Einhorn's Epic Cookies?" you may be asking, especially if you didn't click the link. Well, they are large single-serving cookies put into their wrapper with a mini-sized comic-book about some cool humanoid unicorns. There are four different flavors (which I'll discuss shortly) and you never know which issue of the comic (there are currently six print issues) you'll get with your cookie--although you can read the comics online too in order to follow the whole story. Created by Heather Einhorn--whose last name in fact is German for, "Unicorn," hence the name for the characters--Einhorn's Epic Cookies combine the fun of comics with the yum-factor of cookies, and are especially cool thanks to the creative flavors the cookies have (again, be patient and I'll talk about them soon).
Heather is a veteran of comics, having helped DC with comic conventions via the marketing department before going to work for Legendary Studios and helping them in the launching of Legendary Comics (i.e. the comic-division of the studio); Heather also is clearly imbued with quite the sweet tooth, which inspired her to go about creating the cookies. Creative Director Adam Staffaroni also was heavily involved in the creation of the comics, helping them get their fun tone and feel. I asked them via email if they came up with the cookies or the concept of a unicorn-squad first, and they responded how it all basically evolved together into the exciting mix of tastebud-pleasing and visual fun. How are the comics and cookies though?
Discussion of the Comic
|Farragut is kind of a jerk.|
The events of the first issue involve the king being betrayed by another royal staff member named Farragut and kidnapped by Farragut's own mini-army. At this point the R.E.F. breaks apart as I mentioned and proceeds to each tackle an obstacle posed to them by Farragut's treachery. Houston attempts to rescue the King, Romsey disrupts a broadcast of lies claiming the R.E.F. killed the king, Broxburn fights one of Farragut's toughest lackeys, and Cadiz gets the spaceship ready for when all the crew arrive at the designated meeting location. This all leads into the sixth issue where we get a little background on the Einhorn and see our heroes working at hatching a plan to save the King from Farragut.
|The self-aware humor is fun.|
The fun writing and good art of the comics makes me easily award them...
5 out of 5 stars.
Between the colorful and fun artwork combined with the humorous and action-packed writing, it is all very reminiscent of a Saturday-Morning Cartoon--something which Heather and Adam told me were big inspirations. Just like a Saturday-Morning Cartoon, the Royal Einhorn Force comics are delightful and I was pleased that I liked them as much as I did--after all, if just the cookies were good and the comics were not that would be a shame (it'd be even worse if both were bad). Speaking of the cookies though, how about I finally tell you about them as I had promised earlier?
Talking About the Cookies
|I was excited to tear into these!|
I shared Romsey with a friend who loves peanut butter cookies and they were very impressed, but I have to be honest and say I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter cookies, although the addition of bacon gave it a nice "zing". Should you be someone who adores this type you will arguably be in heaven, but for me it was just a nice regular cookie made a bit above-average by the fakon.
3.5 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars.
5 out of 5 stars.
Biting into a Cadiz cookie is like having a party in your mouth, and all the flavors are invited--"Birthday cake? You're in! Sprinkles? Alright! Rice crisps? Aw, you know you're welcome here!" Cadiz has a great crunch to it, with that bit of "give" thanks to the rice crisps, and really is like taking a stroll back into your childhood when you dreamed up crazy flavors for food, except in this case someone actually went and made your insane idea an insanely-good flavor of cookie.
5 out of 5 stars.
store found here, but if you can only do one, I'm a Cadiz fan all the way.
here's a link again) to explore the comics, learn more about the flavors, and perhaps enjoy the fun 80's-style theme song. I know once I save up some scratch I'm going to get me a t-shirt to show my support! Now the only questions are if the R.E.F. will be able to save the king, and what your favorite flavor will be.