****RE-REVIEW**** I got a Coffee Bean cookie as a surprise today. I'm eating it to show my gratitude (if you missed it, see my harsh review below). But to my huge surprise, the cookie is actually very good!!! The first time I must have gotten a bad cookie or something, because this cookie is MUCH softer than I remember and smoother in flavor. Chocolate chunks still aplenty and still delicious. Re-grading this cookie to Overall: 7 (docked points for the price tag; portion control, people!!; inconsistency in the Coffee Bean Cookie Jar; and it was good, but not good enough to buy again unless I had a craving and it was close) If you are interested in reading my Starbucks cookie review: http://chloescookieblog.com/2009/09/cookie-review-chocolate-chip-cookie-starbucks/ Old review Convenient cookies are great. I don't drink coffee, but hey, there's Starbucks and Coffee Bean everywhere; one of each by my work. Coffee Bean's a bit closer, so I grabbed a cookie to soothe one of my regular cookie cravings. And here we have another bad camera phone picture: It's a fairly sizeable cookie. I have a love/hate relationship with big cookies. On the one hand, I kinda feel fat afterwards. On the other hand, if they're smaller, I sometimes will eat 2. But I'd much prefer the option of eating one medium one or two medium ones than one big one. Anyway, I bit into this cookie and the first thing that came to mind was: bland. There must have not been enough butter or salt in this cookie because the dough was just blah. The texture was somewhat grainy and not as smooth as I'd like. The chocolate chunks, however, were aplenty and delicious. They weren't enough to save this cookie though, and if I go back to Coffee Bean it'll be for the hot chocolate, and definitely not the $1.50 huge bland cookies.
- Taste: 4
- Crust moistness: dry
- Center moistness: dry
- Value: awful. $1.50 for a bland cookie? No way.
- Overall: not doing that again. 3.