Turnover cookies are still kind of a big deal. They are lunch box cookies that have a dollop or filling of fruit. If you have ever eaten a nutri-grain bar, than turnover cookies are a fair comparison.
When it comes to packaged turnovers, I only know of one kind: Voortman’s turnovers. The Voortman bakery is a Canadian based company (sorry international folks), that prides themselves on high quality ingredients to produce simple but delicious cookies. I know of no other brand of packaged turnovers that is worthy of my taste buds . I frequent the cookie isle in nearly every grocery store and still, Walmart’s version of turnovers (the Great Value brand), eluded me completely until my sister purchased them.
It’s true: little sisters make mistakes. Why would someone purchase the GV brand of turnovers when Voortman’s are clearly the superior option? Not one to let biases cloud my judgement, I decided to test Walmart’s version to answer this troubling question.
This is the Great value brand of Turnovers. I chose the Strawberry flavor. I ate 3 and gave away the rest. If you are not aware , I have a rule about stopping at four cookies. (Very difficult rule, but necessary to follow).
At Walmart Canada, The GV brand retails for $1.67, while Voortman’s turnovers are $2.00 . Voortmans are .33 cents more, but worth it. At one store *cough* Loblaws, Voortmans are priced as high as $3.29! (Robbery)
Other differences between the two turnovers are indicated in the graphic below.
Test: Based on the info above, which turnover is by Voortman’s Bakery?
My experience with Walmart’s GV turnovers was a disappointment. I can not tell if it was a bad batch, but I tasted the baking soda which is unpleasant. (Yes, I can taste when pastries have too much baking soda, or egg). In addition, they were not as soft as turnovers should be. Unless something comes to dethrone Voortmans, I will continue to only purchase their turnovers!
By the way, you are correct if you guessed the cookie on the right to be by Voortman’s bakery. This is why I am eating it so enthusiastically.