Remember when cookies were simple, small, cheap? Pepperidge Farm remembers, but they want you to forget. These big fat square bags of biscuity goodness are certainly pricey, but they promise "melt in your mouth" cookies that are soft baked to perfection. Well, soft perfection.
There are a few other varieties of these cookies, but I feel I can judge the quality more with the plainer flavour, because once they start adding more kinds of chocolate, and even brownie, into the mix, it's hard to sustain a fair opinion.
Well, these cookies certainly are soft baked, perhaps a little too soft, because they taste a little underdone. Not in the good way, like the heavenly gooey cookie, but like the ingredients haven't been mixed that well. They have an off floury texture that's less "melt in your mouth" and more disintegrate.
Still, they're not all bad. The chocolate chunks are sizeable and generous, and my misgivings about the taste certainly didn't stop me devouring them quite quickly. But I don't think I'll try them again. They're just a bit off, and these are much nicer cookies out there.
My rating: 3/5