All photos by Lee Breslouer
Chips Ahoy! are known for producing crunchy chocolate chip cookies with a vaguely pirate-y name, but at the end of February, they'll release a line of four flavors of "Ice Cream Creations" -- Dulce de Leche, Mint Chocolate Chip, Mocha Chunk, and Root Beer Float. No freezer required.
Find out if they're worth your hard-earned scratch:
Flavor: Forget what you know about the consistency of Chips Ahoy! -- this thing is straight out of
Compton a box of Soft Batch. Moist and delicious, there's big mocha flavors that make us want to eat this with a cup of coffee in our hand.
Score: 8 out of 10
ROOT BEER FLOAT
Flavor: This tastes exactly like a root beer float. I'm a kid again, ordering one at A&W with money from my mom's purse. I was 22 at the time, but still. The vanilla and root beer flavors are so strong, you can trick yourself into thinking it tastes carbonated. If you're a fan of root beer, run, don't walk to the supermarket in late Feb.
Score: 9.5 out of 10
DULCE DE LECHE
Flavor: For some reason this is the only cookie out of the bunch that is not Soft Batch-style. It's a shame, too. It tastes like Dulce de Leche, but after eating it, I'm not sure it's a good idea to put those flavors in a cookie.
Score: 5 out of 10
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP
The Thin Mint is the dominant mint cookie, and it's a little jarring to taste mint flavors in a soft cookie. The mint chunks are the only highlight here.
6 out of 10
Lee Breslouer writes about food and drink for Thrillist, and thinks the best cookie of all time is Soft Batch. Follow him @LeeBreslouer, because you can't make up a name that good.