I’ll admit, when I first heard that Chips Ahoy! was going to be releasing Limited Edition Sour Patch Kid Cookies, I thought they were going to be absolutely disgusting and I wanted nothing to do with them. But the more I thought about it, I knew I had to track down these cookies and try them for the sake of this site…
Honestly though, I didn’t try too hard to find them.
Since the coronavirus lockdown I’ve basically gone to three places, the grocery store, Walgreen’s and the post office. So if these cookies couldn’t be found at any of those three places, I was going to be out of luck.
Now, obviously the post office wasn’t going to have cookies, so it was up to Walgreens and Mariano’s to come through for me, but I’d rarely ever seen any sort of limited edition product at Mariano’s, so I wasn’t too confident.
I had done a little research when they first came out back in April and saw that a lot of people were finding them over at the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree, but they tore down the one Dollar Store that was right near me, and I wasn’t about to go out of my way to find another one just for these cookies, so I was just praying that Walgreens or Mariano’s would stock them eventually.
I actually thought that Walgreens was going to be my best bet considering I’d seen other limited edition Chips Ahoy! cookie packages over there when visiting the pharmacy, or picking up more White Claws, but I after a few months of trying, I never once saw the Sour Patch Kids cookies.
Thankfully, as of last week, Mariano’s finally had them on the shelves and I was able to pick them up on sale for $2.99, although now that I’m looking into it further, it would appear that you can just order them from Amazon and have them delivered right to your door within a couple days…. why the hell didn’t I just do that?
So now that I had the cookies in my possession it was time to do the first bite taste test with my kids…. but of course they couldn’t wait until I was able to make a video. They tore into the package the first night I had them and ate a couple as their dessert after dinner and loved them.
I was still skeptical…
Chips Ahoy! Sour Patch Kids Cookies Taste Test Review
Finally, a couple days ago, we all found time to sit down and do “our” first bite taste test video for the YouTube channel, even though technically I was the only one who was taking their first bite.
Upon first opening the package it was obvious that there were colored “chocolate chip” shaped things within the cookies, as well as pretty small specks of what appeared to be gummy candy… obviously the sour patch kids. The cookies are the crunchy variety, which is a little disappointing, because the chewy Chips Ahoy! cookies are definitely the best cookies you can buy, when it comes to off the shelf snack cookies.
So that was a negative right off the bat.
After inspecting the cookie a little more, and still not being able to tell whether the colorful “chocolate chips” within the cookie were flavored like Sour Patch Kids, or if just the tiny specks of gummy candy were what give the cookie it’s Sour Patch Kid flavor, it was time to just dive in.
After the first bite, and the second bite, I’m honestly still not 100% sure if the “chocolate chips” are flavored or just chocolate… but I think they are flavored (but not gummy). The gummy specks are definitely flavored like Sour Patch Kids, but not the Sour Patch Kids right out of the bag, it’s more like the Sour Patch Kids after you suck all the sour sugar off of them and start chewing the gummy candy.
They really weren’t very sour.
I would describe it as just eating a small piece of a gummy bear and taking a bite of a cookie at the same time. Or having a bite of a cookie that has some sort of fruit in it, like a strawberry.
It actually wasn’t as gross as I thought it was going to be.
I have found myself continuing to work my way through the bag even a couple days after the taste test, so it’s not something that’s going to go to waste.
While the flavor is a bit different than what you might be used to… I mean, who eats cookies and gummy bears at the same time, it was surprisingly pretty good.
And of course the kids absolutely loved them.
So if you’re curious about the Chips Ahoy! Limited Edition Sour Patch Kids Cookies, and you can find them at a store near you, I think you might actually be pleasantly surprised by how “not bad” they are. Now, are they better than the normal chewy Chips Ahoy cookies? Of course not. But if you’re a fan of Sour Patch Kids, and you’re a fan of cookies, they might worth checking out.
I’ve tried way worse desserts in my life than these cookies.