Review: New Red Velvet Chips Ahoy! & I Carry Way Too Much To Work
JFG Nation, I’ve come to realize that I am one of those complete pack rats when it comes to commuting to work. Because I live in a city, I take public transportation to work, so I don’t have a car to leave things in. The result? I stuff everything I need into an over-the-shoulder bag with WAY TOO MUCH STUFF.
I’m not even talking Doomsday Prepper level, but it’s STILL a lot of stuff. Keys. Water bottle. Nail clippers. Pens. Lunch. External battery for my phone. Cables for both personal and work phone. Umbrella. Canvas bag in case I want to stop at the grocery store after. AND MORE.
It doesn’t help that my work bag is a thick black leather bag that probably weighs a good 4 lbs. empty. Everyday when I sling it on I’m like, “ugh, did I pack for Everest or something??” Commence back pain.
But I refuse to be one of those dudes in a suit carrying a North Face backpack that is lime green. So my solution is to carry less stuff, I think. But who makes the cut? Who doesn’t? TOO MUCH PRESSURE.
If you carry a “work bag,” what essentials do YOU absolutely have to carry on a daily basis? Let me know in the comments below. I feel like I’m in 7th grade again when I had no locker and had to carry all of my school books around with me all day. NEVER AGAIN.
Today’s junk food: New Red Velvet Chips Ahoy!
New Red Velvet Chips Ahoy! have been out for a while now and were sent to me the same time that Chips Ahoy shipped me their S’mores variety. I typically don’t think of Red Velvet as a summer flavor but what do I know? I still think S’mores isn’t either.
When I opened this pack of New Red Velvet Chips Ahoy! the aroma was… Well, cocoa-y. Indeed it smelled like Red Velvet. It lacked that slight cream cheesy tang in the air, but the cocoa smell was on point.
New Red Velvet Chips Ahoy! also looked the part. Deep red in color, these cookies have cream cheese chips and a creamy center.
I ate one of these New Red Velvet Chips Ahoy! and my first take…. Decent. Not great, not bad, but….decent. The cocoa flavor was there – that plus the smell translated Red Velvet loud and clear. The chips, however, didn’t add much. A bit of creaminess but I was hoping for more CREAM CHEESE TASTE. And I didn’t get that.
Additionally, the inside of these New Red Velvet Chips Ahoy! didn’t help much. Unlike the S’mores variety, the filing here wasn’t soft – it was more Oreo-filling-like, sort of brittle. The flavor just added a general sweet creaminess to the cookie, but nothing truly that amplified the Red Belvet flavor.
All in all these were fine – you won’t mistake them for any flavor BUT Red Velvet, but it’s not the best Red Velvet I’ve ever had. If they punched the cream cheese up, maybe. As is, these are just ok.
Purchased at: Sent to me, but they seems to be everywhere now.
Price: Seen them anywhere from $2.00 to $3.00 each