You know America’s obesity epidemic has reached new heights when even our cookies have engaged in a weight loss competition.
Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Thins follow up on the success of Nabisco Oreo Thins. Oreo Thins are marketed as a fancier, more adult way of eating Oreos. Sophistication is not something I think I can ever equate with Chips Ahoy!, but I’m certainly willing to entertain the idea if it means I get to eat more cookies. Fortunately for my health, I get to eat twice as many cookies at the same caloric threshold. Unfortunately for my health, I will eat multiple servings of each because I have terrible self-control on a good day.
Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Thins come in two varieties: Original and Cinnamon Sugar. Of particular importance here is that a Cinnamon Sugar Chips Ahoy! has never been released – not even in the Fat version. Ideally, what we have here is a Snickerdoodle Chips Ahoy! cookie.
We begin with Nabisco Chips! Thins Original to see what all the fuss is about (nobody is talking about these).
Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Thins Original are thinner than the original. They taste like Chips Ahoy! Original, but are thinner. What do you want from me?
Whatever score you would give Chips Ahoy! Original, bump it up a half point to a full point. Chips Ahoy! Thins Original are the superior product for one simple reason: you taste more chocolate. Each chip occupies more space in the entirety of the cookie than it would in the Fat version. This creates a modest improvement in flavor.
Chips Ahoy! Thins Original have a tighter snap than the original. As you bite into them, they break apart in sheets like brittle rather than in crumbs like the original. I think the crispy cracker-like form helps mask some of the weaknesses of a normal Chips Ahoy! cookie while highlighting its strengths. No doubt, these are better than the Chips Ahoy! Plump Cities which were too floury.
How you score them on texture will come down to preference. How you score anything I review on this blog comes down to preference. Everything is about preference. Why am I doing this?
How Thin On Substance This Review Was Rating: 8 out of 10
How Much Of Your Time I Waste Every Day Rating: 0 out of 10 (Nobody is reading)
Overall Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Same paragraph on texture applies to Chips Ahoy! Thins Cinnamon Sugar, so let’s focus only on flavor.
Credit where credit is due: Chips Ahoy! Thins Cinnamon Sugar taste unlike any other mass-produced, name-brand cookie on shelves currently. But they do taste like something else, and it’s even better than a snickerdoodle. These taste like churros.
The cookie-crackers are evenly spiced with the cinnamon and the sugar, and my brain instantly drew that connection to churros. Nabisco did use real cinnamon instead of tucking it away into natural or artificial flavors, so let’s be thankful for that. Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Thins Cinnamon Sugar even have a subtle butteriness to them to complete the likeness to the churro. Given how crispy these are, think of eating the outside edges of churro. The only thing missing is a tiny bit of grease.
Nitpicking, I could use a little more cinnamon because I’m addicted to the shit. Amp up the cinnamon and these would be Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies. The white chips add nothing, but I can overlook this because of how unique a crispy cinnamon sugar cookie is in the marketplace today.
Likeness to Churro Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Likeness to Cinnamon Toast Crunch Rating: 7 out of 10
Overall Rating: 8.5 out of 10
In summary, and I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I think Chips Ahoy! Thins work better than Oreo Thins.
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