Gallery: Have You Ever Tried a Dinkie?

Dinkies!
Dinkies!
Flavors range from the expected (plain, PB&J) to the ridinkulous (chicken biscuit dinkie, anyone?).
Apple Pie and Nude
Apple Pie and Nude
Apple Pie: We had mixed feelings about this dessert dinkie. There's a nice amount of filling and the apples are pleasantly soft. But the flavor falls short from a heavy-handed dose of vanilla.

Nude: Just the solid doughball. Soft, versatile, and lightly sweet, the nude dinkies can be dipped in any kind of sauce; enjoy for dinkfast, lunch, or dinkner.

Gruyere Green Onion and Cheesy Puffs
Gruyere Green Onion and Cheesy Puffs
Gruyere Green Onion: The Gruyere has a pleasingly strong and fatty flavor, but the green onion gets lost, as it's only represented by a small piece baked into the top of the dinkie. The garlic condiment works to add some of the missing onion flavor, as well as some extra creaminess.

Cheesy Puffs: This uncompdinkated variety is filled with melted mozzarella and served with a decent marinara sauce. They feel like a nice afternoon snack for watching the game, to be washed down with a cold beer.

Goat Cheese Leaf and Ham and Cheese
Goat Cheese Leaf and Ham and Cheese
Goat cheese leaf: A healthy chunk of crumbly goat cheese inside pairs nicely with a single sage leaf baked into the crust. Contrast the tang of the cheese with the sweet cranberry dipping sauce and you've got yourself a pretty tasty dinkie. My personal pick for best dinkie.

Ham and Cheese: The bite-sized version of your childhood school lunch; the almost too-melted American cheese on the inside surrounds a single but substantial piece of ham. A bit of a salt bomb that had us reaching for water.

Jalapeno Cornbread and Chicken Biscuit
Jalapeno Cornbread and Chicken Biscuit
Jalapeno Cornbread: One of our favorites. This unassuming dinkie packs an aggressive jalapeno wallop that's balanced by sweet, buttery corn. If you're in the mood for heat, this is the dinkie for you. But it's best to eat it on its own; the accompanying from-the-jar salsa is skippable.

Chicken Biscuit: Unfortunately, the small, underseasoned chunks of chicken dried out the surrounding dough. The buttermilk ranch sauce helped return some moisture and flavor, but these didn't end up on our favorites list.

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter & Jelly
Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter & Jelly
Chocolate Chip: This variety will hit the spot when you are craving that chocolate chip muffin from the corner bakery. The dough has a muffin-like density and is peppered throughout with miniature chocolate chips, which achieve a good chocolate-to-dough ratio to curb your cocoa craving.

Peanut Butter & Jelly: Not only will this classic combination leave you feeling nostalgic for your childhood, but the peanut butter in these dinkies has a disdinktive vanilla flavor that's reminiscent of Cap'n Crunch. Make sure you have a napkin, though; these ooze grape jelly before you even take a bite.

Banana Caramel and Cinnadinks
Banana Caramel and Cinnadinks
Banana caramel

As someone who isn't a huge fan of cooked banana, I was a little wary when biting into these dinkies. I was excited to find that the banana slice filling the center wasn't overly mushy, and though the banana flavor was definitely there, it didn't evoke any Laffy Taffy nightmares. These come with a sweet caramel sauce on the side.

Cinnadinks: Another crowd favorite, the cinnadinks pack a lot of cinnamon sugar into a small dinkie. On first bite, they have the satisfying graininess of the bottom of a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. When paired with the cream cheese frosting drizzle, they're a lot like cinnabons.

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake
When we opened the box of strawberry shortcake dinkies, we found this syrupy, creamy mess. The strawberries and cream push the boundaries of overly sweet and ultimately make the dough a little too soggy.