Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: Chips Ahoy Root Beer Float Cookies

I was in the store earlier to pick up some milk and bacon, and I saw something that both horrified and intrigued me.

Yes, Nabisco apparently wants you to think that they have moved their bakery to Colorado.  First we get Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Crispy Oreos, and now cookies that taste like root beer.  How else would you come up with this idea?  "Dude, we should, like, make cookies that taste like root beer."

Now, to be fair to Nabisco, Root Beer Float is just one flavor in a new series of four flavors under the Ice Cream Creations banner.  The other three sounded good.  There is Mint Chocolate Chip, Dulce De Leche, and Chocolate Mocha (or something like that, I don't remember for sure).  Since those sounded pretty normal, I didn't really have much interest in them.

This strange flavor was irresistible to me.  I couldn't help myself.  I think I have a disease.

Upon opening the package, I was met with a very odd scent.  It very clearly smelled like cookies, and it also very clearly smelled like root beer.  My brain wasn't sure how to process it.  I kept thinking someone had spilled their drink all over the cookies.  Regardless, I had opened the portal into this fresh hell, and there was no turning back.

Tasting them wasn't any better.  At first, all I could taste was cookie.  Then I bit into one of the root beer chips (a phrase I never thought I would say), and it tasted like root beer.  That I had to chew.

Even for me, this flavor was a little too out there.  Does it taste good?  No.  Does it taste bad? Kind of.  Does it just taste wrong?  Absolutely.