Sunday, September 22, 2013

From The TESR Test Kitchen

Reader Lynette rediscovered an old favorite as a result of marketing.  A big fan of the band One Direction. she'd already purchased the dolls, the figurines, the posters, the spiral notebooks, the scrapbooks, the key chains and, oh yeah, the music.

What to buy now?

Chips Ahoy Cookies!


One Direction was featured on the package in a tie-in attempting to reach, presumably, consumers who wanted to wrap their mouths around Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson -- just don't forget to swallow!

Lynette swears that the magical awesomeness of One Direction has transformed Chips Ahoy into "the best damn tasting cookies in the whole f**king world."  To which we say, "Lynette, please, language.  This product is aimed at children."

But we decided to give it a try.

One cookie a piece turned to two turned to three turned to . . . empty bag.

Do Chips Ahoy Cookies taste better if you purchase the packages with One Direction on them?  No.  But the band does remind you one of the best cookies in the country remains Chips Ahoy.

We recommend serving the cookies with an ice cold glass of milk or soda of choice.  Dunk the cookies in them and then eat.  (In the early eighties, dunking Chips Ahoy Cookies and other cookies in soda became all the rage on the set of Guiding Light with the ringleader/originator said to be actress Lisa Brown who also set the benchmark for CBS daytime acting at that time.)

For those looking for packages with One Direction on them, if you're supermarket no longer carries the packages, check out the various dollar stores in your area.  If you are seeking out the package with the little picture of the band, we're sure it's (to retest our experiment, of course, and not because you're a zealous collectors of all things.  But in case it's the latter, we hear rumors that the band may soon be signing a deal with FLEET Adult Glycerin Suppositories for their fans who'd like to put One Direction inside them.

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