Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: Chewy Chips Ahoy Brownie Filled Cookies

I have always been partial to Chips Ahoy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re great. If I am having an off week and for some reason these cookies hang around for more than a few days, their shelf stability helps them to retain their soft, chewiness that I expect in a good chocolate chip cookie. You don’t have to heat them to feel like they’re fresh. I don’t need to eyeball them on a tray before committing to eating one, worried that somebody baked them and they’re overcooked. They’re consistently good, not to mention thin enough that when I have more than a couple I don’t feel quite so bad. Over the past year, Nabisco is really stepping up their cookie game. How do you make an already good cookie better? Stuff it with something else delicious.

Chewy Chips Ahoy Brownie Filled Cookies first became available about two years ago to my knowledge. Trying these were long overdue for this blog or not. You can only imagine my delight, visiting my Aunt and Cousin this past weekend and to see these cookies waiting on their counter. The cookie itself is roughly the same size as the normal chewy variety. In my hand, it felt a bit heavier. Before my cousin’s birthday candles were even lit, this cookie was in my mouth. It should be said that right before my first taste, another family member advised me that she didn’t like these. Having heard that, I immediately adjusted my expectations accordingly. My family knows cookies. It’s like a genetic gift.

The cookie outside was good. It was exactly like the traditional variety and I really enjoyed it. The brownie itself was more cakey than fudgy and it would have been much better appreciated with a cold glass of milk. The center was a bit dry for anyone who likes their cookies chewy, so I wonder why Nabisco didn’t think to make the brownie chewier? It should be mentioned that these cookies were opened for the first time only moments before I ate this, so the dryness was not based on the amount of time the cookies were sitting around at my aunts. Did I enjoy them? Yes. Will I be buying these when I could have the plain chewy variety? No, most likely not. If you’ve tried them, let me know what you think. 

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