Comparing Different Chips Ahoy! Cookies
Four Different Types of Chips Ahoy! Cookies
Analyzing Four Different Types of Chips Ahoy! Cookies
I do try to eat healthy, however, I do like to try new things out. I do like to eat sweet things and try not to eat too much since a lot of really sweet things usually have a lot of calories which I really do not need. I generally do not like store bought cookies, since they don't taste good to me, but I am willing to try them out and see how they taste like. Chips Ahoy! were on sale this week, so I decided to pick up some cookies and give them a taste test. The pictures to the right show which types of cookies that I picked out to try. I found the packaging of all the cookies to be eye catching and thought that the flavors may be decent.
First, I tried the Oreo Creme Filled Cookies. I do not really care for Oreo cookies but thought that this could be an interesting food combination. They tasted alright. I wouldn't call them the best cookies. You can sort of taste the creme layer in the middle. The cookies were chewy as the packaging suggested. I looked at the nutrition facts on these cookies. The serving size was 2 cookies (31g). Eating two cookies will result in 150 calories, 60 of those are from fat. Two cookies has 4g of fat about 20% of the daily value for saturated fat. First ingredient on the back is sugar, which is not that big of a surprise. I also looked past the ingredients and saw that the cookies were made in Mexico, which I did not know until I took a good look at the back of the packaging. I knew that cookies were not healthy, but I did not realize that these cookies had that many calories. My personal opinion is that it really did not taste that great for 150 calories.
Next, I tried the Choco Chunky cookies. These cookies tasted better to me. I like chocolate tasting food, most of the time. The serving size for this was one cookie (16g). One cookie has 80 calories, 40 calories from fat. One cookie has 1.5 g of saturated fat about 8% of the daily value. The first ingredient listed is unbleached enriched flour. The next ingredient is semisweet chocolate chunks. These cookies were also made in Mexico. I did like the taste of these cookies better, however if you ate two cookies, you would double everything to 160 calories with 80 calories from fat.
Third, I tried the Candy Blasts. These cookies were not bad. These cookies tasted like chocolate chip cookies that had a candy coating on the chocolate chips. The serving size was one cookie (17g). Each cookie had 90 calories, 40 calories from fat. One cookie had 2.5g of saturated fat about 13% of the daily value. The first ingredient is unbleached enriched flour. The second ingredient is palm oil. The third ingredient is sugar. These cookies were also made in Mexico. These cookies were alright, however, if you ate two cookies, you would double everything to 180 calories with 90 calories from fat.
Fourth, I tried the Chips Ahoy! made with Reese's peanut butter cups. I could taste the Reese's flavor in the cookie. The serving size of this was two cookies (30g). Eating two cookies would result it 140 calories, 60 calories from fat. Two cookies had 3.5g saturated fat about 18% of the daily value. The first ingredient was unbleached enriched flour. The second ingredient was invert sugar. I wasn't sure what invert sugar was so I looked it up. Wikipedia came up as the first result and said that it was a mixture of glucose and fructose that is sweeter than sucrose. These cookies were made in Canada. After reading where the last three cookies came from, I thought these would be made in Mexico as well.
Each type of cookie had a different amount of calories per serving. I thought that it was interesting that two of these, the Choco Chunky and the Candy Blasts had a serving size of only one cookie. I had heard that food manufacturer's like to change the serving size so it seems that you are not really consuming as many calories as you actually are. Each type of cookie did taste different, so if you are looking for variety, it is possible to find perhaps whatever you are looking for in one brand of cookie. I like the resealable packaging on each of the packages of the cookies. I know that this is nothing new, but I still like the way it is easy to open and then reseal the package of cookies. I did not realize that three of these cookies were made in Mexico. Buying these cookies and really looking at the back of the packaging to learn more about them was a real eye opener. I think I will pay more attention to what I pick up and try to see where it came from in the future.