Brownie-Filled Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies, a new dessert snack from Nabisco, have an identity crisis. Are they cookies or brownies? They're the best of both worlds, or the worst, depending on who you ask.
The blogger over at Junk Food Guy was over-the-moon about the cookie, calling it a "home run for Chewy Chips Ahoy!" Brand Eating wasn't as complimentary, dismissing it as "basically a standard Chips Ahoy cookie with an added cocoa flavor."
At HuffPost HQ, editors agreed that the brownie filling was grainy where an ideal brownie should be smooth. They also noted a slight artificial flavor.
"Give me homemade or give me nothing. This had a weird chemical taste to me," said one editor. Others had faint praise, calling the cookies "not offensive" and "totally edible, but not at all enjoyable."
But not everyone hated them. "Am I gross for kind of liking these?" asked an embarrassed editor. The cookie-brownies (Brookies? Crownies?) are now in stores, so feel free to pass your own judgment.