Nabisco Chips Ahoy Chewy Review

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Chips Ahoy Chewy cookies garner praise for their moist texture and abundance of semisweet chocolate chips, although some reviewers deem them mushy. Try microwaving them or pairing with ice cream.

The debate between Nabisco's Chips Ahoy Chewy and Chips Ahoy Original cookies was intense in Cheapism's chocolate chip cookie taste test. The texture of the Chips Ahoy Chewy cookies (starting at $2.50 for a 14-ounce package, Amazon) proved controversial. Many reviewers described them as "buttery" and pleasantly moist. One suggested they were soft enough to mix with vanilla ice cream for do-it-yourself chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Chips Ahoy Chewy reviews on the Walmart website indicate a strong liking for these cookies. A couple of consumers warn that they can be addictive.

Some panelists had a different interpretation of the soft-baked texture. They considered these cookies too mushy and almost "spongy," with an artificial aftertaste. One said they tasted as though they were "sweetened with fruit syrup" and another likened the flavor to a gluten-free cookie. A 17-cookie taste-off organized by The Huffington Post places Chips Ahoy Chewy just below the middle of the pack. One taster there likens the texture to a gritty sponge and another praises the soft texture but found the cookies tasteless.

Chips Ahoy Chewy cookies contain palm oil and a variety of sweeteners. High fructose corn syrup heads the list, followed by sugar, dextrose, and molasses. The chocolate chips are semisweet. One serving consists of two cookies, which add up to 120 calories. There are about 30 cookies in each 14-ounce pack.

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