Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
Hungry Dads Covert Tip #28: When you dodge into the gas station, bodega, WaWa, Caseys, 7-11, or other convenience store for a quick covert snack on the way home, don’t forget about the freezer case. It’s an often forgotten trove of indulgence. Freezer pops, ice cream cups, Klondike bars, Snickers Ice Cream bars, standard ice cream sandwiches, and my favorite of them all, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
The success of The Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich is that it successfully takes two great things to make a product that is greater than the sum of its parts. Both the cookie and ice cream are of reasonably good quality taste-wise (not gourmet, but that’s not what we are going for here) and have the perfect firmness/softness ratio.
As I have expressed many times before, one of the most essential covert snack qualities is the ability to eat on the go, easily and cleanly. The Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich might not seem like an obvious winner in that category – its ice cream. What if it melts? Then you’ve got a mess on your hands, car, shirt, mouth, hair, and/or bjorned baby. But fear not. You can one-hand this thing and bite in without melting or crumbs.
The sandwich’s triumph is its construction. The ice cream is freezes solid enough that it’s not going to melt while you eat it. It stays safely within its cookie shielding without a drip or run. At the same time, both cookie and ice cream remain soft enough to bite and chew enjoyably. And importantly, unlike a classic ice cream sandwich’s “cookie”, the frozen chocolate chip cookie doesn’t stick to your fingers. And thanks to it being frozen, it doesn’t it crumble on your lap, shirt, car, or chin.
I’ve purchased this item from several different establishments and have always found consistently high structural integrity. Look for firmness in your Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich. Pinch it and make sure you don’t feel any give. If you pull it out of the freezer and notice a sponginess or softness, then I guess that place doesn’t respect its Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich cold storage. But if it seems solid, then head to the cash register without fear. You might think it’s going to be too hard to bite into. Trust me, Toll House has ya covered. It’ll be just right.
Of all of our Snacktoberfest reviews, this one might be my most enthusiastic – Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich gets high marks on most of the Hungry Dads’ covert snacking criteria – it’s delicious, well priced (for what you get), special, filling, portable, and leaves little evidence in the form of smell or mess. The only low marks would be in the health area – but there’s worse snacks (like a stick of butter, maybe).