Monday, April 26, 2010

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough BitesThe box for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites says New! in the corner, but I know these have been around for at least 18 months. There’s no expiry date on the package, but the fact that I haven’t seen them at the drug store before gives me hope that they’re fresh. They certainly looked and smelled fresh.

The product itself references several other confections. The original Cookie Dough Bites are little soft and chewy bits of “cookie”, like eating uncooked dough without the chance of salmonella since they’re egg free. To make them a little easier to eat they’re covered in chocolate. In this new version they’re Mint Chocolate Chip, which is not a cookie flavor but is actually an ice cream flavor. Of course cookie dough is also an ice cream flavor now. Everything is an ice cream flavor now. If it’s not, watch some Iron Chef, I’m sure it’ll turn up there.

The box isn’t very attractive, though at least it stood out from the other Cookie Dough Bites varieties because this one is green, which means mint. I don’t care for the sheer number of fonts on the front (at least 6)  while the back is even worse.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

The nuggets are little discs of “cookie dough” covered in milk chocolate. They’re nicely panned but not so highly glazed so they’re waxy (though there is a little shellac coat on there that’s hardly noticeable). They’re about the size of a peanut but of course some are larger or smaller - some are conjoined twins.

They’re called mint chocolate chip and the image on the package shows the cookie middles with little chocolate chips but I never saw any. I bit many in half, but there was no indication of chocolate chips in mine. They’re covered in a milk chocolate and smell rather minty, kind of like ice cream. The centers are a little grainy, they way that cookie dough is, a great texture. The slightly gritty and minty center goes well with the sweet and milky chocolate outside. There’s no real cocoa flavor to it, but the mouthfeel is good. They’re sweet and the center is just a little salty, but they’re just lacking something.

I know that there are lots of folks who just love Cookie Dough Bites, but they’re just not my thing. I prefer a more substantial textural difference and better quality chocolate. I don’t need partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in my candy.

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Name: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Brand: Taste of Nature
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $1.00
Size: 3.1 ounces
Calories per ounce: 128
Categories: Candy, Taste of Nature, Chocolate, Cookie, Mints, 5-Pleasant, United States, Walgreen's

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  1. I haven’t had the mint, but I was so disappointed in Cookie Dough Bites (original flavor).  All. Wrong.  Maybe I got an old box?

    Comment by Jennette on 4/26/10 at 3:11 pm #
  2. I think these bites are very good when frozen.  The mint flavor really gets better when mixed with the cold temperature, IMO.

    Comment by Jay from The Sweet Spot Candy on 4/26/10 at 3:29 pm #
  3. I haven’t had these yet, but I’ve been more or less jonseing since I read your last review.  It’s just that every time I go out I forget about them, lol.

    Have you heard of e-ma yet? New candy from Japan.  Well, actually, seeing as I’m in Japan now I’m gonna say that they’re just new candy *in* Japan. 

    Something like Gobstoppers, but with alternating layers of sweet and (vaguely) sour with a “fruit-juice tablet” in the center.  They’re pretty good and madly addictive!

    Comment by Tindy on 4/27/10 at 3:54 am #
  4. I really wanted to like cookie dough bites.  But..I just can’t. The cookie dough is okay itself I guess. It’s a bit chalky, but still good.  But the chocolate coating is horrid.  Ugh. 

    There used to be a candy I liked years ago.  It was pretty generic, it was just called “cookie dough candy” and they sold it at the check out of drugs stores and places like Bed Bath and Beyond.  Basically it was this little cup of cookie dough style candy and it had a little spoon that you could eat it with.  It was delicious! But I guess they stopped making it. For the life of me I can’t find anyplace that sells it anymore, or even anyone that remembers it. D:

    Comment by Rita on 4/29/10 at 9:38 am #
  5. I almost tried these at the theatre. Unfortunately, they were like most theatre candies and about 600X more expensive than they should be.
    At least I know I didn’t miss anything.

    Comment by Emily on 5/22/10 at 7:02 pm #
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