Monthly Archive for March, 2006

Item – Chewy Chips Ahoy!

I must say that I’m not usually a fan of store-bought chocolate chip cookies. There are a few excellent brands, President’s Choice decadent and Trader Joe’s crispy mini cookies come to mind, but I wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of a cookie from a box. Then again, one of my majour issues with boxed cookies is staleness and I have to give the fine people at Nabisco tonnes of credit for creating a very kewl resealable snacking box. However, these cookies were horrible. They had the consistency of plasticine and the taste of, well, plasticine. I can deal with chewy cookies when they are maybe soft and warm, but these made me gag. The chocolate chips themselves were pedestrian at best and there was no good buttery or vanilla flavouring. I would rather eat a bottle cap any day of the week than one of these puppies.

Verdict: Disgusting


Something must be in the water at Chips Ahoy. Recently they have released a snack machine item (you know we canvas the machine daily for new degradation)- “Mini Chips Ahoy- Now “Better tasting””

Of course makes one go “hmmm”- sicne Chips Ahoy have been on the market for a thousand years and have always tasted like Chips Ahoy, it seems the best way to make them “mini” is to either 1) use less dough when baking them or 2) create a fantastical machine to perfectly miniaturize existing normal size Chips Ahoy. Surprisingly, Chips Ahoy have taken a third, unforseen road. And that is to use a combination of flavorless sawdust and sand. Here’s a clue: make them taste like Chips Ahoy, for good or ill, that’s the brand you are leveraging, not sawdust.

Cookie Jesus is crying.

Verdict: Doubly disgusting