JBakes Cookies: An Honest Review


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Everyone’s heard of him. He has hundreds of followers on Instagram, was nominated for Mr. FHS, is swimming in cash, and can be seen with a giant bag filled with cookies. With the vast variety of cookies sold by Justin Yuen, people may find it hard to choose which ones to buy. That’s why we hope that this 2-person review will help give a good overview of the many types of cookies sold by JBakes!

Chocolate Chip

Jenna: I personally believe that you really can’t go wrong with the classics. His chocolate chip cookies are considered “the basic choice” yet, they’re probably one of my favorites. Sure, it’s simplistic but when you do something simple really well then it becomes something phenomenal. I give it an 8/10.

Martin: I have to agree with Jenna on this one. I love the classic taste of the chocolate chip cookie with the unique yet delicious texture of Justin’s cookies. I also give it an 8/10. 

Overall rating: 8/10

Cinnamon Chip

Jenna: I haven’t had these that often but when I had this one, it was surprisingly pleasant and had just the right amount of cinnamon-y flavor. Alas, it didn’t stick out to me too much compared to Justin’s array of cookie flavors, so I give it a 6.7/10.

Martin: I think this is a good spin on the chocolate chip cookie. There’s a good chip-to-cinnamon ratio, but compared to the other cookie flavors I don’t think this one’s my favorite. Overall, I think this is a pretty solid cookie and I’ll rate it a 7/10. 

Overall rating: 6.85/10


Jenna: I’m not the type of person who enjoys tea or tea-flavored things too much in general. But Jay-Bakes’ Matcha cookies were honestly so light and sweet that I really enjoyed eating them. I give the Matcha a 7.3/10.

Martin: On the contrary, I’m a pretty big fan of matcha-flavored things. One of the most common issues I’ve noticed with matcha-flavored foods is that there usually isn’t enough of a matcha flavor, but this isn’t the case at all with these cookies. These cookies have the perfect amount of matcha flavor and I’d recommend them to anyone else who enjoys matcha-flavored things. I would rate these cookies a 9.5/10.

Overall rating: 8.4/10

Java Chip

Martin: If you love chocolate, then this cookie is perfect for you. I love the rich chocolate taste with the hint of coffee flavor. My one nitpick with this cookie is that it’s a bit heavy, but that’s to be expected from a chocolate cookie. I’d give this cookie an 8/10. 

Jenna: I’m definitely with Martin on this one, especially if you’re like me where chocolate things are usually the go-to choice for picking flavors. The coffee and chocolate combo never fails to be delicious and this cookie achieves the combo gracefully. I’d also give this an 8/10.

Overall rating: 8/10

Raspberry Lemon

Jenna: This cookie honestly blew me away as you don’t see many places that sell raspberry lemon cookies. This cookie truly exhibits Justin’s versatility and skill as a baker (not to mention it’s extremely good). I can’t tell you how many dollars I’ve traded for a bite of these cookies. I also definitely have to give it a 9.5/10 (yes it’s that delicious please trust me).

Martin: I think this is one of my favorite flavors. There’s a perfect mixture of sweet and sour, and the cookies themselves look beautiful. The white chocolate drizzle on top is really nice too. Although this cookie costs an extra dollar, it’s definitely worth buying it! I rate this cookie a 10/10. 

Overall rating: 9.75/10

Hot Cocoa

Martin: Whenever I want to buy from JBakes but don’t know what flavor to get, this is usually my go-to. The cookie itself is double chocolate with small roasted marshmallows on top. In my opinion, it also feels less heavy than the java chip cookie while also tasting great. I rate this cookie a 10/10. 

Jenna: We heard from Justin that this is his favorite out of all his cookies. And honestly, this cookie surprised me. I never thought I would enjoy a cookie with marshmallows on top due to the difference in textures and I also thought it would be difficult to perfectly mimic the components of a hot chocolate drink but in cookie form. Yet, Jay-Bakes continues to collectively wow us all and raise the bar as this cookie tastes amazing and the flavors and textures melt seamlessly. I give the hot cocoa an 8/10.

Overall rating: 9/10

Banana Chocolate Chip

Jenna: Unfortunately, I didn’t have the pleasure of trying this one as it is kind of a rare item that he doesn’t always carry. You all will have to just take Martin’s word for it this time!

Martin: When I tried this cookie, I honestly didn’t taste that big of a difference from the regular chocolate chip cookie. Although the banana flavor wasn’t very prominent in my opinion, I think it’s still a pretty good cookie. However, compared to some other flavors, I feel like this one doesn’t really stick out to me. I rate this cookie a 7/10. 

Overall rating: 7/10

Peppermint ‘Holiday Special’

Jenna: If there’s one thing this cookie does is that it truly exhibits Justin’s entrepreneurship and talent for marketing. Having a cookie that can only be sold for a limited time can really make his customer base feel that this is a rare and special cookie. I know this because I didn’t get a chance to buy one in time and now I stand helpless and regretful that I never got to try it! But from what I have heard from the people around meis that it was definitely deserving of at least an 8.7/10. 

Martin: I love the idea of making seasonal cookies, and Justin always comes up with really nice flavors for them. The peppermint cookie is one of several delicious seasonal cookies, and I honestly liked it a lot. The mix of chocolate and peppermint is a really pleasant flavor, and the peppermint Hershey kiss on the cookie is a really nice addition. I think it also reminds me a bit of the hot cocoa cookie, which is part of the reason I enjoyed it so much. I rate this cookie a 9.5/10. 

Overall rating: 9.1/10