Slap on wrist over. On to the taste test.
These are called 'Grande Chunk Belgian Chocolate Chip & Chunk Cookies (made with creamery butter)'. And there's a tag line: 'Bright Lights BIG Cookie'. Alright Duane, we get it. These are big ass cookies.
Alright, Duane. These are standard size cookies.
Sigh - a little annoying, but it's still a cookie and my four-year old self didn't earn my iron-on cookie monster sparkle t-shirt for nothing. Cookies and I speak the same language: nom-ish. I'll also accept nom-ese.
Tasters are the usual suspects: me and the BF.
Me: So what did you think?
BF: Meh. There was no flavor and they were super dry.
Me: What about the chocolatey factor?
BF: ::waves hand:: Pfffft.
And there you have it. In my opinion, they were exactly like Chips Ahoy, but a bit bigger. The cookie was definitely crummy (not as in 'sucks', but as in 'have to clean my couch'), but was an ok sweet chocolate cookie. I'm a little partial to chewy cookies myself, so I guess other would like this crispy version of the classic.
And PS: They're really liking this alkali stuff - it's in the chocolate liquor, which is the third ingredient.
Final vote: 1/2 Duane Reade, 1 1/2 for IHDR
Star Rating for the hell of it: 2 Stars. If it's in the house, I'll eat it, but I'm not buying these again.