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Taste test: This new version of Chips Ahoy created quite a stir among our snackers, as many people anticipated bad things and some weren't even willing to try them. We opened the package to find that the cookies looked mostly like the ones pictured on the package, with two flavors of chips (root beer and vanilla) on top, but the vanilla chips were a definite beige in color, not white as shown, and the root beer chips weren't as perfectly shaped or as shiny as shown.
We bit in to find a soft feel and a real root beer float flavor. The root beer chips didn't look all that different from chocolate chips, but there didn't seem to be be any chocolate chips, making this the first kind of Chips Ahoy we've tried that didn't have any chocolate. The taste won over some skeptics. Many of our tasters gave a thumbs-up, but not everyone, though everyone who tried said the taste was indeed just like a root beer float.
Aroma: Smells like a root beer. But not strong.
Manufacturer: Mondelez Global LLC
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From the package: "Soft Cookies" ... "Crammed with naturally & artificially flavored root beer & vanilla chips"
This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .