Review: New Birthday Frosting Filled Chewy Chips Ahoy! & HOT CAR! *grimace*
Junk Food Nation, one of the worst things about the DC Metro, or about any subway system in the nation, I imagine, is the hot car. What’s a hot car? Simply put, it’s a subway car that has either no A/C, broken A/C, or A/C that is not turned on for some reason. A hot car is typically warmer inside the car itself than the train platform. This is true in NYC, and this is DEFINITELY true in DC, where the train platforms are typically air conditioned.
Today, I got on a hot car, and it felt like a sauna. No, it felt like a sauna, built inside of a greenhouse, housed inside of a toaster oven, located in the core of the Earth. It. Was. Awful. I grimaced immediately, and then started to sweat. It was attractive.
I should have heeded the warning signs that the car I was about to step on was a hot box of human body heat. (1) As soon as the train pulled into the station, people STREAMED off…and immediately got onto subway cars in front or behind the one I was about to step on, (2) the people who remained on the car were fanning themselves with anything and everything that had, and (3) there appeared to be residents on Tatooine chillin’ in the back.
Still, I toughed the sauna-like atmosphere out by discovering a new pastime – watching people’s faces as they get onto the hot car at subsequent stops. It was amazing to see how similar everyone’s reactions were when first feeling the lick of hot steaming air against their faces. Everyone IMMEDIATELY frowned, grimaced, and gave a low, “Ohhhhh….” WITHOUT FAIL. EVERYONE. It wasn’t really schadenfreude, since I was suffering too – but it made me smile. The only different reaction was when a bunch of tourist kids got on at one point with their tourist parents, and one boy started yelling, “HOLY SH*T MOM HOLY SH*T!” before getting shushed loudly by their father. It was awesome.
Have you ever experienced a hot car? Tell me in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: New Birthday Frosting Filled Chewy Chips Ahoy!
New Birthday Frosting Filled Chewy Chips Ahoy! were bought the same time I got the Oreo Creme Filled ones. People love birthday cake flavored things, don’t they? These looked especially festive…
I mean, look at these New Birthday Frosting Filled Chewy Chips Ahoy!… colored chips? Specks of color in the frosting inside? Multicolored letters? It’s a party and we’re all invited! (Wait, there’s no guac at this party? Lame.)
“Lift for cookie joy!” Okie dokie…
Let’s be clear – there is nothing about these New Birthday Frosting Filled Chewy Chips Ahoy! that is healthy. Just the way I like them. I mean, who wants to eat healthy on their birthday?
Sidenote: Someone needs to take several packages of these cookies, arrange them into a birthday cake-shape, frost THAT concoction with birthday frosting, and add the candles, etc. Very meta.
These New Birthday Frosting Filled Chewy Chips Ahoy! smelled like normal Chips Ahoy still – no extreme frosting smell at all – and they looked SORT of like regular Chips Ahoy as well. The colored chips from the package? They were there, but not in the festive sprinkling the packaging depicted.
I bit into one of these New Birthday Frosting Filled Chewy Chips Ahoy!, and I was, indeed, filled with cookie joy. While I was pretty lukewarm on the Oreo Crème ones, I must say – I really liked these Birthday Frosting filled cookies. While the layer of frosting inside was just as thin as the Oreo Crème filled cookies, the main difference was the flavor. The cream here gave off, IMO, a very very distinct frosting flavor. Sugary, vanilla-y, and on point – the flavor of cake frosting was well represented.
Combined with the standard Chips Ahoy cookie, these tasted like cookies frosted in cake frosting. And that is exactly how I wanted them to taste – chocolatey, chewy, with that added bit of extra sugary frosting flavor. Really really good. Buy these if you like frosting flavor – you will enjoy them.
PURCHASED AT: Walmart
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