Minnesota State University, Mankato students love having a late-night snack at Insomnia Cookies in the University Square Mall – especially when there’s free cookies involved!
On Sept. 20, Insomnia Cookies hosted a PJ party at their 225+ locations worldwide. The event went on from 9 p.m. until closing time. Along with the pajama party, they dropped two new kinds of cookies available for a limited time. This limited edition cookie is a sugar cookie filled with raspberry Sour Patch Kids® center and then topped with Sour Patch Kids® Bitz. The cookies will be available until the store runs out.
During this event, they had deals for a limited time. Their usual 6-pack cookie box was $6 instead of $12, and the 12-pack was $12 instead of $20. Students could also get a free classic cookie if they wore pajamas. Some of the classic cookies at Insomnia Cookies include Classic Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Mint, and many other delicious flavors.
Many students came to this event to get a free cookie. After all, who would say no to a free cookie? Students were lined out the door all night long, dressed in their pj’s, in anticipation to try the new cookie flavor.
Hunter Russell, an MSU graduate, was dressed up in a Stitch onesie and waiting outside the doors 15 minutes before the event started. Once the event began, Russell was the first one to order. They ordered a 6-pack box of the Classic Double Chocolate Mint.
“I live close by, just down the hill, so it’s super close for me. I’ve come here a couple of times,” said Russell. “My go-to flavor is the Double Chocolate Mint.”
Having a place to come after hours and snag a snack is what many students like about Insomnia Cookies. Freshmen at MSU, Peighton Buck, said she likes the concept of Insomnia Cookies.
“I like being able to come here late at night and get a cookie,” said Buck. “My go-to is the Chocolate Chunk.”
Many students hesitated to buy the new cookie because its continents were interesting. But one brave student tried it and said it was not bad.
Transfer student Kate McGurk said that the Sour Patch Kid cookie intrigued her.
“I liked Sour Patch Kids growing up, and this just seemed interesting,” said McGurk. “It was different than the cookie I normally get, which is the Confetti one.”
Insomnia Cookies has so many locations around the world, and for students like a sophomore at MSU, Rynn Skof, it reminds her of home.
“I have one in my hometown and haven’t been home in a while,” said Skof. “I like having one here close to my apartment in Summit as it’s only a five-minute walk.”
The Sour Patch Cookie will only be available to purchase for a limited time. Insomnia Cookies will sell them until they run out, which the workers expect to be at the end of the week. If looking to catch the craze, Insomnia Cookies is open from 11-1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 12 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
So, students must act fast if they want to try the limited cookie.
Header Photo: Insomnia cookies decorated for the occasion: new flavor drop and giveaway cookies to students who fit the theme. The line reached past the door, giving the workers an exciting night. (Ajay Kasaudhan/The Reporter)
Write to Lauren Viska at Lauren.Viska@mnsu.edu