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Hot Cocoa Chips Ahoy!

Hot Cocoa Chips Ahoy!

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Taste test: This special edition of Chips Ahoy tempted me by promising the taste of my favorite hot beverage, so I went against my best instincts (not to buy limited-edition Chips Ahoy, based on past experiences) and got them. I opened the package to find that the cookies were brownie-colored, with some small, white, marshmallow-looking things embedded inside. The cookies were even darker than the one pictured on the package, and I didn't even notice the chocolate chips until I saw the ones pictured, which were much more distinct and nicely formed than the real ones.

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The feel and taste weren't at all like standard Chips Ahoy. It didn't occur to me at first that the chocolate tasted like hot cocoa, but after a few bites, the mix of chocolate and marshmallow did seem somewhat similar to a mug of hot chocolate with rehydrated dehydrated marshmallows. Not bad, and far better than your average limited-editon Chips Ahoy.

The package recommended heating up each cookie for 6 to 7 seconds in the microwave, so I tried one for the full 7 seconds. It was definitely softer that way, though not quite melty, and maybe a little tastier too. I noticed while eating that one that there was a thin layer in the middle of the dough that seemed to be made of marshmallow substance too.

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Smell test: Smells like marshmallows and brownies. Not like hot chocolate.

From the package: “Limited edition” ... “Heat for a treat” ... “Place 2 cookies on the paper napkin. Microwave approx. 6-7 seconds on HIGH. Do not overheat. Note: Since microwave ovens very, heating time is approximate. Do not microwave in package. Keep kids safe! Children should not prepare without adult supervision.”

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Company: Mondelez

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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .

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