We tried all the new Chips Ahoy! ice cream flavors

Chips Ahoy! Ice Cream Creations cookies
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:

Mocha Chunk Chips Ahoy

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 Chips Ahoy

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 chips ahoy

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 chips ahoy

Flavor: 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.
Score: 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.