Remember that old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup TV commercial where one kid’s walking down the street eating chocolate, and the other kid’s walking from the opposite direction eating peanut butter, and they collide into each other, discovering by accident how good the two foods taste together?
If not, here it is…
Well, the same thing must have happened at the Maebo Factory or somewhere in Hilo, as we have here these One-Ton Chip Cookies.
And just like it seems sensible and natural to combine peanut butter with chocolate, if you’re familiar with both products, the combination of a buttery rich and sweet, crispy shortbread cookie along with super-crunchy-crispy, slightly salty, slightly sweet and robust crushed One-Ton Chips sounds like it should work…
Let’s have a look at one of these One-Ton Chip Cookies…
You can easily see the broken-up pieces of One-Ton Chips mixed into the shortbread cookie dough.
Let’s look underneath the cookie to see if there’s more visible pieces of One-Ton Chips…
There’s a couple pieces visible there as well.
You can see in these broken pieces of One-Ton Chip Cookies the pieces of One-Top Chips generously mixed within…
What’s smart about this from the factory’s point of view is that they can make use of defective and/or broken product.
So how is it? ONO! Although the flavor leans more towards being that of a very tasty Shortbread Cookie than of an equally-flavored One-Ton Chip and Cookie hybrid.
If anything, due to the fact that the the slightly salty, sweet and robust One-Ton Chips are more crispy-hard than the more delicate shortbread cookie, they almost seem like nuts or toffee when biting into it… which is a good thing!
Come to think of it, they kinda’ remind me of Mikey’s Favorites Shortbread Cornflakes Cookies…
Mikey’s Favorites Golden Flakes (Shortbread Cornflakes) Cookies
But while I was hoping it would, it doesn’t really scream One-Ton Chips, especially if you’re familiar how this popular Hawaii snack chips tastes in and of itself.
Overall though, this is one fantastic shortbread cookie, with an interesting twist thanks to the addition of Maebo’s famous One-Ton Chips. It’s actually very addicting; enough where I had a difficult time stopping myself from eating the entire snack-sized bag in one sitting. STOP! lol
With that, I give Maebo’s One-Ton Chip Cookies a solid 4-SPAM Musubi.
What? Maebo’s One-Ton Chip Cookies
Who makes it? Maebo Noodle Factory, Inc. 2036 Kilauea Ave. Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Tel. 808-959-8763 www.One-Ton.com
Where did you buy it and how much did cost? Omiyage (travel gift) from Diner Y
Big Shaka to: Great idea! The One-Ton Chips marry very well with the Shortbread Cookie. Very crispy cookie. The more-crispy One-Ton Chips have a nut and/or toffee-like quality to it when mixed with the buttery-sweet Shortbread Cookie.
No Shaka to: The flavor of One-Ton Chips itself isn’t as pronounced as I had hoped.
The Tasty Island rating: 4 SPAM Musubi