Taste test: This thin version of Chips Ahoy surprised me when I went to go eat it. I looked at the picture on the package and said hey, those look like chocolate chips, not raisins. And indeed it turned out that they were. I had assumed incorrectly that with oatmeal cookies come raisins — without thinking about the obvious reality that these were labeled as Chips Ahoy, and raisins are not chips. So chocolate with oatmeal made this a relatively rare combination.
First, before getting to the actual cookies my general thoughts on oatmeal cookies. While I'm usually not very high on things made from oatmeal, I do usually like oatmeal cookies.
When I opened the package and pulled out some cookies, they looked a lot like oatmeal cookies, with bumpy top surfaces. The actual cookies didn't much resemble the one pictured on the package, as that had a lighter color and smoother surface. Also, the actual cookies were far from round in most cases, and the chocolate chips were much less attractive than the perfectly formed morsels pictured. This oatmeal-like appearance was a contrast to what I crunched in to find — they felt and tasted much more like chocolate chip cookies than oatmeal cookies. The texture wasn't quite the same, as it did have some oat grittiness, but not enough to really detract. All in all, the cookies were quite good, with a nice light, crisp crunch and good chocolate taste.
Smell test: More chocolate than oats, but kind of an odd mix of both.
From the package: “Real chocolate chip cookies” ... “thin & crispy” ... “Made in Mexico” ... “Contains: Wheat, Soy, Milk”
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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 .