Friday, September 16, 2005

Nestle Toll House Swirled Morsels

S’mkt choc chips are bleh, especially the nat'l brands. And yet, endless spinoffs in size (mini, mega, chunks) & flavor (white, mint, PB, cappuccino) ... someone’s buying it. The latest, Nestle Toll House Swirled Morsels, fascinates cuz they're so overtly superficial (as in, obviously made not for taste but cuz they look cute). Insane, having to ensure that each chip has a spiral-y swirl. 3 "flavors" (tho the more approp word here is colors): milk choc w/ caramel, semi-sweet & white choc, and milk chocolate w/ pb. It's just another way to get kids to eat more sugar, but Nestle suggests in a transparent effort to make them seem multi-purpose that they'd make a good "snack" don't think so

23 Comments:

At September 16, 2005 7:46 AM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

i'm glad i was up early to be the first to comment on mmm..mmmm...chocolate.
personally, i don't think there is any way to ruin chocolate, i'm not a choc snob, needing only imported brands to satisfy my cravings. i will admit to "snacking" on those toll house chips when i had nothing else in the house. and swirls!! go nestle!

 
At September 16, 2005 7:50 AM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

which of those three flavors, i wonder, would clairevoyant like the best. (i know i should know that already.)

 
At September 16, 2005 8:46 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

Great links this morning, TG. I especially like the "mini, mega and chunks" one.

I wonder what these silly product extensions look like when they melt. I imagine their "charm" must disintegrate quite rapidly.

 
At September 16, 2005 10:59 AM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

i like the semi-sweet chips and have eaten them from the bag.

re tg's last posting on the root beer float item: i clicked to bring up scott's blog on chicken tastings. he didn't mention it, but i find bubba's hacks up chicken strangely -- and not for the better.

 
At September 16, 2005 11:30 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

tg: i know you read Guide reviews. can you guess in which one the word "anticipated" was changed to "feared" by a copy editor?

 
At September 16, 2005 12:14 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

ms.ery:

I had no idea that the DMN hired illiterate copy editors.

Aren't those antonyms, in most senses?

 
At September 16, 2005 12:19 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

Kirk is a funny guy.

 
At September 16, 2005 12:44 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

Oh my god! I have a lump that looks just like these morsels right on my crotch. No wonder katie is always telling me I taste so sweet!

 
At September 16, 2005 1:29 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

kirk: most of the dmn copy editors are good but overworked

 
At September 16, 2005 2:00 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

Tom, isn't Michael Jackson the one with the spotted dick?

 
At September 16, 2005 3:12 PM, Blogger BK said...

peanut... I love your comment, but it's the Brits that have the spotted dick... ;-)

http://www.britishdelights.com/cakes.htm

 
At September 16, 2005 3:14 PM, Anonymous Nicole Kidman said...

If you HAD a lump, any type of lump, on your crotch Tom, WE would still be together!

 
At September 16, 2005 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've actually cooked with these and the white/dark chocolate swirled chips and I like them. They don't melt away. So, you see the pattern. It went over really well with my nephews.

 
At September 16, 2005 4:12 PM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

Tom, far be it for me to question the credibility of a popular celebrity like yourself, but I (and, I would venture to say, other commenters on NYCE, as well) continue to be puzzled by your referral to your fiancee as "Katie", when countless stories seem to suggest that, in your day-to-day activities, you prefer to call her "Kate". Pls. advise.

 
At September 16, 2005 8:49 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

Well, I call her Kate in the media, because my lawyers advise me to. Something about her real age, or other such legal mumbo jumbo. At home, when we're playing barbies and stuff, I call her Katie. It makes me giggle.

Hey clairevoyant, you want some chocolate morsels?

 
At September 16, 2005 10:34 PM, Blogger Scott--DFW said...

Wow. Swirls. These probably go over big with the same segment of the market that pays 15-30% more for multi-colored toothpaste. (From what I understand, colored stripes have no proven value as a dentrifice.)

A chef friend told me the other day how to make chocolate chips out of Scharffen Berger nibby bars. *That's* a product I'd like to see on the shelf.

Scott

 
At September 17, 2005 12:12 AM, Blogger TG said...

scott you tiptoed in last night and posted your latest BBQ installment right when i was in the midst of linking to that old chicken thing you'd done! never spotted you, otherwise i woulda posted it instead

 
At September 17, 2005 8:02 AM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

Tommy, Tommy, ever since I saw that small morsel you had in Risky Business, I have never understood the attraction.
And, scott-dfw, if the colored stripes make me brush more often, wouldn't that count as proven value?

 
At September 17, 2005 8:30 AM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

hmf. clairvoyant answered the OTHER questions without getting into the first, and most important question, WHICH FRIGGIN FLAVOR COMBO OF THESE CHIPS DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD LIKE BEST? damnit, what's it take to get a question answered around here???

 
At September 17, 2005 1:49 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

sorry, soof, but your comment wasn't phrased in the form of a question, more of a rhetorical statement. in fact, the comment included "i should know that already", so i didn't think an answer was required.

 
At September 17, 2005 1:53 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

SHE LIKES TOMMY MORSELS AND KATY BITS!

 
At September 17, 2005 3:14 PM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

here. let me phrase it like a question. which of the three flavors would the NOODGE known as clairevoyant like best? izzat better for ya? and ya know how you can tell it's a question? cuz there's a QUESTION MARK at the end.
Get back to me ASAP on this.

 
At September 19, 2005 11:23 AM, Anonymous m.b. said...

T.G., you're asking the wrong people! If you were to ask ME what my favorite flavor combo would be, I would answer the dark and white chocolate.

 

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