Taste test: Just when I decided that I wouldn't bother to try any more new variations of Chips Ahoy (after the lackluster Chewy Gooey Caramel, American Summer and Soft with Chocolate Chunks), they had to come out with a Reese's version that I could not resist buying.
From the outside, these cookies looked mostly like regular chocolate chip cookies, but there were some peanut butter chips (not cups) on the exterior, nearly camouflaged because they were just about the same color as the dough, plus some cut-open partial peanut butter cups. The feel of the cookies was very soft. It was so soft that I would barely even say the cookies were chewy; it was almost like raw cookie dough. The taste was decent, as I could taste some chocolate and some peanut butter, but not a whole lot of either, and definitely not the taste of Reese's. I'd would have said that they were OK, but several of the cookies had some strange hard bits that were very different than the otherwise soft texture and felt weird in my mouth. I'm pretty sure one of these was a fragment of some sort of nut, while the other ones seemed to eventually dissolve before I could pull them out of my mouth, so maybe they were just hardened bits of cookie dough. Whatever it was, that stuff kind of ruined it for me.
Smell test: Doesn't smell like Reese's at all. JUst a weak chocolate chip cookie smell.
From the package: “The Reese's Trademark, trade dress, and Peanut Butter Cups in the cup design are used under license.” ... “Lift for cookie joy!” ... “Share me!”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Market Basket. Review published .