And I was a bit disappointed. Had to wait on a 15 minute long line to enter the cafe at 2pm. Stood behind a bunch of throwback hippie college kids that looked like they needed baths. They kept scratching their heads and shaking their dirty curls. Sorry if I offend, but this did detract from my "Red Onion experience".
I bought 4 huge cookies that easily weighed 5 lbs in the brown paper bag. Cost me a little over $8. The cookies were dense and hard, but somewhat tasteless. They were all "missing something", and, except for the Peanut Butter Chip cookie, were almost identical in taste.
On the bright side, I did find a great little general store in Sharon, VT, where we stopped for gas. One Citgo pump, and a "real" country store (not commercialized, like the VT Country Store - which I do love, nevertheless!)
It had a full liquor store, butcher counter, sundries, excellent self-service fresh brewed coffee, and an assortment of pastries/cookies from local bakeries. I bought a chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal raisin cookie labelled Sharon Trading Post, Route 14, Sharon, VT. They cost $1.29 each, and were excellent! The choc chip cookie was big, crisp, and had a buttery taste. The oatmeal raisin one was soft and chewy perfection. Much better than the Red Onion cookies.
Just wanted to share this gem with my fellow chowhoundians.