Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Nabisco Chewy Chips Ahoy! Made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Note: This is a Presumptive Ephemeral Nom.
As far as I'm concerned, putting Reese's Peanut Butter Cups into other sweet foods is like putting bacon with savory food: it's a way to make something better that's so easy, it's like cheating.
Chewy Chips Ahoy! cookies seem to me like they need no improvement, but my curiosity was piqued by these.
These taste like about what you may expect. The cookie is soft and pliable and yet resists a bit when you bite with a sublime chewiness. The peanut butter cups offer an expected saltiness and peanut butter which goes just fine with the cookie, though it doesn't necessarily elevate it.
There's only one problem: Nabisco decided that the peanut butter cup pieces weren't enough to achieve the flavor they wanted, so they also added peanut butter chips/morsels to the cookie. This move was detrimental. The flavor and texture of the chips are completely different and inferior to Reese's peanut butter filling, and they serve as a distraction.
I'm inclined to knock this snack down a mark, but I just can't, because the Chewy Chips Ahoy! base is so, so good. This is worth buying if you're a peanut butter fiend, but I would sooner suggest the original version of this product instead.
Chewy Chips Ahoy! Made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: - Great
Original Chewy Chips Ahoy!(for comparison): - Great