Crumbl Cookies to open in Cape Coral this week: 5 things to know
Crumbl Cookies, a gourmet cookie shop, will officially open March 17 in Cape Coral, making it the first in Lee County. Here are five things to know before you go
Cape Coral will get a much anticipated first taste of Crumbl Cookies this week.
Here are five things to know before you go to the gourmet cookie shop.
Crumbl Cookies opening in Cape Coral Commons
Crumbl Cookies’ grand opening is at 8 a.m. Friday, March 17, at 1519 NE Pine Island Road in Cape Coral Commons at the northwest corner of Pine Island Road and Del Prado Boulevard. First Watch, Firehouse Subs and Mission BBQ are already open at the former Circle K site, with Love Boat Ice Cream and P.J.’s Coffee coming soon. Crumbl Cookies locations are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
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First Crumbl in Lee, second in SWFL
With more than 50 locations scattered throughout the state, this is Lee County’s first. Southwest Florida’s first Crumbl opened in Naples last August. To the north, one came to Sarasota in February.
According to its website, there are more than 600 locations in 47 states nationwide. Cousins Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley debuted the first location in Logan, Utah, in 2017.
Rotating weekly menu at Crumbl
Not familiar with Crumbl Cookies? The main thing to know (and embrace) is the rotating weekly menu. You read that correctly — every Sunday, Crumbl announces the upcoming week’s new menu for all of its stores. And all stores have the same selection.
Six different cookies are offered beginning at 8 a.m. Monday every week.
Plus, once a month, each store offers its own mystery cookie for a limited time. You can learn about your particular store’s mystery cookie through the app.
Flavors, from mainstays to seasonal
As noted, there is an exception to the ever-changing cookie menu. Milk chocolate chip, the company’s first flavor, appears week in and week out.
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The other flavors consistently change. Sometimes it’s according to seasons or holidays — think frozen hot chocolate and eggnog around Christmas time.
Other times, a returning favorite will return to the menu after adjustments and improvements have been made.
Classic pink sugar (vanilla sugar cookie with a pink swirl of almond frosting) had been a recurring flavor but was switched out this week.
New flavors are frequently added, often inspired by cakes, desserts and other sweet treats. New York cheesecake, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and blueberry muffin were all on the menu at some point in February, for example.
More than 200 flavors have been featured at one point.
This week’s flavors (in addition to the milk chocolate chip) are available through Saturday and include cookies & cream, Mallow Crème Ft. Lucky Charms, sugar (gold coin), mint brownie and butterscotch chip (a new flavor). Mystery cookies are also out this week.
Check out Crumbl's pink box
Clumbl’s signature pink box is not your ordinary run-of-the-mill packaging. The boxes are made to fit each cookie side-by-side, whether they are sold in a four, six or 12-pack. According to the company’s website, the four-pack box was designed by Hemsley and his classmates at Utah State University in 2018, soon after the first Crumbl cookie was sold.
For more information on Crumbl, go to crumblcookies.com, follow on Facebook and Instagram, and download the App.
Robyn George is a Community Content Editor and food writer for The Fort Myers News-Press. Send scoops, deals and news to firstname.lastname@example.org for editorial consideration.