Cookies: Jacques Torres

Date: 1/4/2017

Borough: Manhattan

Address: 350 Hudson Street

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What we ordered: 

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie (would recommend)
  • Mudslide Cookie (would recommend)
  • Peanut Butter Cookie
  • Chocolate Chip Enrobed Cookie (would recommend)

Cost (post-tax, pre-tip): $13

The scores:

Ratings (1-10) Rob Missy
Taste 9.25 9.25
Presentation 8 8.5
Setting 8.5 8
Value 8 8
Overall 9 8.75

Ryan comments:

Rob came here alone during his lunch break to grab some cookies to go for us to sample later. Ryan stayed home with Mommy.

Ryan’s Report Card (1-10): N/A

General Comments:

Jacques Torres is a famous chocolatier who now has a little empire in NYC with 9 locations. The one on Hudson Street was his first in Manhattan and is quite large. While they have a ton of chocolates they are also well-known for their giant cookies, specifically chocolate chip.

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They also sell gigantic Santas for Xmas, gigantic turkeys for Thanksgiving, etc. These are very pricey but maybe they were half off since it was a couple of weeks post-Xmas?

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They also make ice cream sandwiches with their cookies

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They offer four types of cookies so we got one of each, for scientific purposes. These are all very reasonably priced at $3 or $3.50 each, which is really not bad considering their size. From top left going clockwise we have: Chocolate Enrobed Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Mudslide, and Chocolate Chip.

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Rob actually originally only got 3 cookies, omitting the Enrobed one, but his co-worker happened to get that one. When they got back to work Rob tried a bit of his and it was so good he went back to the store to get that for our tasting.  The chocolate chip cookie is the go-to one they’re known for, but we both agreed that the enrobed chocolate chip cookie was by far the star of the show. It’s got everything the regular one does, but it’s covered in that sweet sweet chocolate. It’s only on the bottom, though, not completely encased in chocolate. It’s a relatively thin cookie and not really chocolate chip, per se. It’s more of a cookie with layers of chocolate strewn throughout. Here’s a close-up of the original chocolate chip. We didn’t get a super chocolaty one which is a bummer but there is some hidden chocolate throughout that you can’t see from the surface.

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The outside of the cookie can be a little chewy. When you eat at the shop, they give you the option to heat up the cookie which makes the middle nice and gooey and melty.

As for the other cookies, the mudslide is similar to the chocolate chip, but it has a chocolate base and has some walnuts in it. It tastes incredibly rich and has a great texture. The chocolate peanut butter was a much thicker cookie and had a very different texture, more cake-like. The peanut-butter was mixed into the cookie, but there were also chunks of it throughout. While still a very good cookie, it was the least favorite of the four.

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Overall, this will be a VERY tough cookie to beat and sets the bar high for this category. These are a must for chocolate lovers. Also, knowing that this is so close to Rob’s office and that these can be ours at any time is dangerous.

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