Crave Cookies Sicklerville opens Saturday December 9th at 10:30 AM. The first 1,500 people to visit the store will be served a free legendary chocolate chip cookie!
The location for the new Crave cookie bakery is 629 Berlin-Cross Keys Rd… which is the row of stores at the front of the Shoppes at Cross Keys. Very specifically, Crave is located between Chipotle and Sakura.
Crave cookies is based out of Utah and this is their second South Jersey location, with their first area location in Deptford NJ.
While Crave is a franchise… the two local branches are owned by two local South Jersey brothers. I mostly chat with Steve who lives right in Washington Township, and is so South Jersey local he spends his summers on the beaches of Cape May County.
Steve tells me that the Deptford store has been very well received, is very busy with customers… and everyone loves the Crave style cookies, especially the filled varieties!
Well there are some concept similarities to others in the cookie business… Crave offers 6 different varieties of cookies each week, and rotates through a full menu of 100+ recipes.
But a distinctive twist to the Crave Cookie lineup is they feature many varieties that are stuffed with a flavored cream filling… or even a delicious spread.
When I visited the Deptford store for its Grand Opening, I first tried the “Better Than Pumpkin Pie” cookie, which is a pastry sugar dough cookie with a pumpkin pie spread on top, a beautiful prepared mound of whipped cream, ginger snaps and candied praline pecans.
It literally tasted like a pumpkin pie… but better!
All of the cookies at Crave Cookies are fresh… mixed in the store, formed into cookies, baked in onsite ovens, and then topped and decorated all by the local employees
I then dove into the Snickety Split… which once you see the size of one of the Crave cookies, you think it’s impossible to tackle two (ok, I ate half of each!)
Both cookies where overflowing with flavors.. you can taste the high-quality ingredients. And they are BIG cookies. They look big in circumference, but then can also be very thick with icings and other toppings.
A single cookie is $4.50 and their are a variety of pack sizes. The Six-Pack is $21.50 and I am not exaggerating when I say it was surprising to me how heavy the box was!
Crave Loaded Sodas
Another unique twist to the brand’s offerings are their loaded sodas.
Crave Loaded sodas are flavored sodas where you initially pay for a name brand soda first, and then an additional small up charge for the flavor options.
We’re not talking “take a Coke and put some cherry syrup in it to make a cherry coke”. The Crave Loaded Soda flavor options are just as creative as the cookie options.
I did not get a chance to try the Loaded Sodas today, but as an example some of the flavors that are available at times are
- Fruity Dew (Mountain Dew, Mango Purée, Strawberry Purée)
- Summer Sweet (Dr. Pepper, Coconut, Watermelon)
- Southern Sunrise (Sprite, Strawberry, Watermelon, Peach)
Honestly the Loaded Sodas are an innovative idea and I don’t know of anyone that’s doing it at the level of Crave Cookies.. and I can see customers stopping in at times just to get their favorite Loaded Soda!
Crave Cookies – Utah
Crave started in 2019 in Utah when the owners were looking to create a cookie that tasted like it came right out of Grandma’s oven.
All of the crave recipes use the highest quality ingredients including real butter.
And Crave hopes to see you in the store again and again, but to help build brand loyalty they’ve put their classic sugar cookie recipe online at the website!
Crave is on the fast-track growth mode and they have sold over 100 locations, with many more to come!
Links and Location
Crave Cookies Sicklerville
629 Berlin – Cross Keys Rd
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Grand Opening 12/9/2023 – 10:30am
Free classic Chocolate Chip Cookie to the first 1,500 visitors!