Thursday, March 23, 2017
Food Review: Chips Ahoy Cinnamon Sugar Thins
I never buy cookies to keep in the house because I don't need the temptation. But when something is free, I can justify trying one and then sending the rest to the Mr's work for the dingoes to attack. That's just what we did when our local grocery store was running a promotion to get these for free.
The cookie marketing people seem to think that if they put the word "thin" on the package that people will think they're getting something they can either manage or are better for them that the regular version. I'd like to think people don't buy that but we all know someone out there is falling for it. Let's see what the numbers say...
Four cookies for 150 calories sounds like a pretty good trade off to most people because you can have more for the same calories. Wellll, not quite. I mean, they're 'thins' so you're getting less. If you have two cookies, it tastes like what one cookie would taste like and the nutritional info basically supports that. I don't think they make this flavor in "regular" though so the cinnamon sugar and oatmeal cookies are just in the thin version.
How did they taste?
Just like their Oreo Thins brethren, I get that mentality of "ooh I get four!" But when the four are gone, I'd want more. (I have to laugh though because my mom was like "those Thins are a joke, give me CREAM!" But the regular versions don't have much more cream than their thins counterparts these days.)
If you have the willpower, tip o' the hat to you and if you like cinnamon sugar, you'd probably like these. Or if you want to try them, I suggest taking out a serving and then putting them on the community table at work so you don't find yourself in the corner surrounded by an empty package, crumbs on your shirt and enveloped in self hatred.
Do you like the "Thins" version of cookies or would you rather just have 2 of the regular version should you indulge on occasion?
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