I was STOKED that bro's apartment was within walking distance to The Chicago Diner! Gosh, I HAVE to go back to Chicago. That restaurant has the BEST sweet potato fries I've ever eaten. Sadly couldn't say that about the cookie. First let's look at the ingredients and nutrition list: First of all, the sheer number of calories: each cookie has OVER 500 CALORIES in it. That's about the same number of ingredients this cookie has. Or a little less than a third of my daily caloric intake. Why the heck does this cookie have so many calories? It is indeed a sizeable cookie, but FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT CALORIES BIG!??! No dairy and no eggs (potato and tapioca starches and non-dairy leavening lend themselves to emulsify in the place of eggs). Also lacking in taste. I thought this cookie was very bland. The only tasty part of this cookie is the chocolate chips. The best thing about this cookie is that is actually a moderate amount of chocolate chips in here. The cookie also has quite a bit of height: You can also see in this picture that the cookie has the same texture throughout the cookie from outside to inside, circumference to center. It's not crunchy, but rather it is on the soft and crumbly side. I hate crumbly. If you haven't figured it out by now, I would say pass on this cookie. The Chicago Diner 3411 N. Halsted Chicago, IL 60657 (773)935-6696 For more information on other Chicago Diner baked goods: http://www.veggiediner.com/wp/?p=934
- Taste: 5 Not a good cookie.
- Crust and center moistness: soft and crumbly
- Value: Too expensive.
- Overall: PASS.