Why Gamers Are Loving These Cute Cookies From Whole Foods

There are those who are swear by Whole Foods and shop at the high-end grocery store for of its wide selection of fresh organic foods. However, Whole Foods isn't the most affordable grocery store around, earning it the unofficial title of "Whole Paycheck." 

But love it or hate it, there's one thing Whole Foods knows how to get perfectly right: a delicious frosted sugar cookie that's simply too cute to resist.

Sure, you can put your baking skills to the test and make your own soft, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies from scratch. But there's something about those store-bought cookies that just hit different. These particularly adorable cookies from Whole Foods really stood out online, especially in the gaming community. You may be wondering how exactly cookies could possibly relate to video games. But if you're a lover of cozy games that have an artsy aesthetic, you might recognize the face on these cookies pretty quickly.

The cookies are both mouth-watering and heart-melting

It was no surprise that "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" would be an absolute hit during the pandemic of early 2020. After Nintendo released multiple entertaining installments of the beloved game over the years for players to enjoy, "New Horizons" was packed with familiar favorites and brand new features for everyone to love. Out of everything Nintendo offered in the game, it was missing one popular furniture set that gamers desperately wanted to make a comeback: the froggy chair. It wasn't even the return of a playable character they needed — fans just wanted to see the cute face of a little frog chair watching over their home they creatively designed themselves.

It made such an impact that players tried summoning it one way or another, pleading for its return. And in the large "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" 2.0 update in 2021, they got their wish, per Polygon. The smiling froggy chair was once again available to players on their islands. And the fact that these cookies at Whole Foods looked just like the fan favorite unlocked some wholesome memories of the game. 

In a Reddit post about the treat, users excitedly jumped on the photo of the cookies, excitedly commenting, "OMG Froggy Chair" and "We already have Froggy Chair, now get ready for Froggy Cookie!" Now, players just need a yummy sugar cookie recipe to appear on shore so they can make the cute frog-shaped cookies for themselves.