When you go through life getting nothing day in and day out but death, pain, and misery there is absolutely no better medicine than the after school staple of milk and cookies.
Now anyone who has ever seen me bury my anguish, fury, and grief in the finer cuisine of the Sesame Street knows that I have a very systematic approach. Specifically when it comes to Chips Ahoy cookies, I will dunk the first one and chomp off the dunked part before allowing the undunked to fall into the cup of milk and settle at the bottom. Then I take the second one and simply drop it into the cup of milk. I continue consuming the third cookie as I did the first, the fourth cookie meets the same fate of the second, and I continue alternating in this process until the sleeve has been assimilated. Then… with a little swishing… I drink my cookies until I am wholly satisfied and magically absolved from the emotional and mental trauma of the day.
It’s also no big secret that I go to Dunkin’ Donuts. A lot. No, really, as in every single morning. It’s also no big secret that usualy I get a large French Vanilla ice coffee, light with cream, and four Splendas. I absolutely positively know when they use milk or skim milk instead of cream… and when they do I descend upon them with great vengeance and furious anger those who have attempted to poison me with such light dairy products. Again, no big secret.
So imagine my absolute surprise when I got to Dunkin’ Donuts yesterday and discovered…
THEY HAVE CHIPS AHOY ICE COFFEE!!!
I mean like WOW! That’s INSANE!! They literally took how I drink my cookies and made it into my favorite type of beverage!!! ARE THEY READING MY MIND???
It sures seems like it. Now to be honest, I was afraid to try it straight up, so I did have them add a little cream. With my first sip it really gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling without the need for a red Solo cup of milk and a spoon. It’s really amazing how close the taste is… I almost expect to get little cookie bits at every sip. Needless to say… I’m a fan.
But wait! That’s not all they have!! In addition to the ice coffee flavor…
… they have CHIPS AHOY DONUTS!!! There are two kinds, the Chips Ahoy Creme donut (pictured) and the Chips Ahoy Crunch donut. Both are topped with crumbled Chips Ahoy cookies, with the creme filling rocking a fabulous cookie batter taste to it in the filled version. Best part? They’re out in time for National Donut Day which is this Friday, June 5, so you can actually try one of these for FREE (with the purchase of a beverage) from Dunkin’ Donuts!
Over the years the Oreo brand has gotten a lot of love in other markets and with foodstuffs while Chips Ahoy has been more than slightly under-utilized. It’s nice to see the classic chocolate chip cookie get to stretch it’s flavors into other areas.
If you’ve tried it, let me know your thoughts…