So when our readers started messaging us begging for a review of the new Chips Ahoy ICE CREAM CREATIONS line of cookies...well you know we started hitting the stores as soon as possible.
So let's get right to it! Starting with....
Chips Ahoy Ice Cream Creations: Dulce de Leche!
First thing you notice when you crack the bag open is a strong caramel smell. That was a good sign, strong smell usually means strong taste. But from the moment you pick one of these up you know it's all downhill from there. These cookies are hard as hell. They seem like a regular Chip's Ahoy hardness at first, until you hit the weird caramel areas. Then it becomes almost as if there's a large chunk of hard toffee infused into the middle of the thing. Taste-wise they aren't bad. They just seem like a hard toffee cookie that has an occasional sweet chip in it.
But you can see from the picture that they aren't bursting with chips like it shows on the bag. All in all I would say these aren't terrible if you don't mind a hard cookie. But overall, a bit of a disappointment. If you're a fan of caramel/toffee and hard cookies you might enjoy these a lot. But if you're looking for a cookie that won't crack your windshield if you pitch one at it...these probably aren't for you. I'm going to give them a C-.
Chips Ahoy Ice Cream Creations: Mint Chocolate Chip...
Now these cookies had me excited. In my old age, as my taste buds become more refined, I find myself enjoying the simpler things. While part of me still loves an ice cream loaded to the brim with candy and sweet goo, I have to say my favorite ice cream tends to be Mint Chocolate Chip. The king of mint chocolate chip ice cream in my opinion comes from New Englands own, Brighams. If you ever get a chance to try it, I highly, HIGHLY recommend it. But how did these cookies measure up? Well...They are pretty damn good! They are your standard soft, chocolate Chips Ahoy cookie, but with chocolate and mint chips. So there's an overwhelming chocolate flavor at all times that is suddenly interrupted with blast of sweet mint.
I found that it was quite easy to eat an absurd amount of these. Partially because they were delicious and partially because they suffer from the age old problem that all Chips Ahoy cookies do...they are too small. But in the end, I really liked these and would have to say, if you are a mint/chocolate fan, you NEED these cookies. I'm giving them a solid B+!
Chips Ahoy Ice Cream Creations: Root Beer Float.
Don't get me wrong. They DO taste like Root Beer. They accomplished what they set out to do, they just shouldn't have done it. These cookies were so bad that I wondered if maybe it was just something weird with me. So I did an experiment over a few days and everyone who stopped by, I asked to try one. Out of 9 people, only 1 finished an entire cookie. The rest took one bite and threw the rest away. A couple of them even spit out that one bite.
So don't be surprised when I say these cookies get an F.
But it doesn't end there. They were so bad that we had to take it to the next level. Enjoy this video...
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-REVIEW BY RICH