Review: Reese’s Chocolate Chewy Chips Ahoy! & HOLY S. READING RAINBOW IS BACK??
Junk Food Nation, today is a trial day for me, so I’ll make this quick. I grew up watching LeVar Burton on Reading Rainbow, a show about, well, reading. Despite my obsession with junk food, Twitter, and sports, I am also (behind the scenes) a BIG reader, and firmly believe in the importance of literacy.
Reading Rainbow was a big part of my childhood. I would follow along with the stories being read on the screen, mesmerized by the pictures shown. It sounds corny, but my imagination WOULD take over with some of the books read. And I also remember being jealous of the kids who did the short reviews of books on that show. Especially the inarticulate ones; I’d yell at the TV: “SUMMARIZE THE PLOT FASTER!!!!! ARGGGGH.”
Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2009, and I hadn’t watched it in…well, since I was a little kid. Twenty years ago? Something like that. I was shocked as hell when I learned it was still ON in 2009. But it’s gone now. Sad face.
But then on Twitter, I saw this:
HOLY S. Reading Rainbow….possibly back again????? YES. YES PLEASE. (Incidentally, the best part was at the 1:08 mark, when the guy starts singing “Butterflies in the sky….”)
I’ve already joined the Kickstarter, and I think its a great cause. This is not, in any way, a plug to get YOU to sign up, Junk Food Nation. No, instead, my question to you today for the comments is: Did anyone else out there have the same experience as I did and grow up watching this show? I mean, between this and Square One TV, I was a nerdy elementary student and proud of it. Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Reese’s Chocolate Chewy Chips Ahoy!
I purchased these Reese’s Chocolate Chewy Chips Ahoy! at my local Walmart. I’d never seen them before, the NON-chocolate version said “New,” and so I was convinced. Into the cart, and purchased. Then I came back and asked you all if these WERE new. And of course, the answer was NO. In fact, my friends over at The Impulsive Buy reviewed these over a year ago!
Still, these Reese’s Chocolate Chewy Chips Ahoy! are now on my kitchen table, so why not give them my Junk Food Guy appraisal? New to me, right? I’ve been doing a LOT of Chewy Chips Ahoy reviews lately…Nabisco, anytime you want to send a royalty my way, I’m down. We’ll do some quick photos and get right to the taste.
I bit into one of these Reese’s Chocolate Chewy Chips Ahoy! cookies and…well, I have mixed feelings. The first chews I took were…well, not sweet. The cookie base of these Chips Ahoy!, the chocolate dough, was rather bland. As I chewed, more chocolate cookie flavor came out…I could see how on its best day the flavor COULD be brownie like. But bland brownie-like.
But then the Reese’s chunks and the peanut butter and chocolate chips kicked in and the sweetness was THERE. STRONG peanut butter chocolate flavors, all over the place. REALLY tasty when that mixed with the cookie. Perhaps Nabisco NEEDED to make the cookie bland so that the chips could shine?
In the end, the cookie tasted pretty good, but I still had a nagging feeling it could’ve been better. Maybe if the base cookie was more buttery, or even just a LITTLE sweeter. But I’m nitpicking. A solid effort by Nabisco – a decent cookie.
PURCHASED AT: Walmart
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