I went grocery shopping the other day and saw that Chips Ahoy came out with a s’mores flavored cookie. I got pretty excited at seeing it because I love smores and I will definitely buy a product if it’s s’mores flavored. So while I already had some cookies in my shopping cart, I also got the s’mores Chips Ahoy to try out as well.
When I got home and put away my groceries, I told myself to be good and not rip open the packaging right away. I was going to eat my dinner first, watch a movie on Netflix… and then rip open into the packaging to try out a cookie. I’ve already tried out the S’mores Oreos and I really like those. If this was just as good, I could then just choose between the two whenever I was in the mood for cookies and was grocery shopping (which basically meant whichever was cheaper at the time).
I ate my dinner, drank some water to cleanse the palate, so to speak, and opened up the package.
The first thing I noticed was how crumbly it was. I was not expecting it to be so crumbly. I love soft cookies, but this was too soft. Not a good first impression. As I lifted the cookie to my mouth, the cookie started to crumble even more. No, cookie! I want you in my mouth, not falling apart in my fingers!
I finally got the cookie in my mouth and I expected s’mores flavor to hit me full force. Or even somewhat s’mores flavor to hit me. This cookie should be in the vicinity of s’mores. However, when I ate the cookie, I didn’t taste s’mores at all. It tasted off, like it was supposed to be another flavor. I paused and took a drink of water. Maybe I was imagining things. This was the first time I’ve had this cookie and it’d been awhile since I’ve eaten anything s’mores flavored, so I tried another cookie. Nope, it still tasted odd.
I was quite disappointed because I bought this package of cookies in order to consume their little cookie souls, but I didn’t even want to eat another cookie, let alone the entire thing. Fortunately, I go to grad school with a bunch of hungry classmates, so I brought the cookies to campus the next day and they finished it off. No one commented on the flavor, making me think I was just imagining things, when the second to the last person to eat a cookie took a bite of the entire thing and made a face.
“What?” I asked.
“What flavor is this?”
“It doesn’t taste like s’mores. It tastes like cherries. I don’t want anymore.”
I don’t think it tasted like cherries, but I was relieved to know I wasn’t the only one who thought it didn’t taste like s’mores.
The next time I’m in the grocery store, I’m going to give S’mores Chips Ahoy a wide berth and go for something tried and true if I want my s’mores fix.