Monday, August 15, 2011

Checkin' out Chewy Louie -- A Humongous
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

I have two confessions to make.

1) I wasn't man enough to finish my Chewy Louie

2) While it wasn't perfect... I can't stop thinkin' about Chewy Louie

Made in Vermont (yet distributed from Wellesley, MA), this is Chewy Louie, a strange little green man who doesn't understand that ice cream sandwiches shouldn't be this big (j/k, an ice cream sandwich can never be too big)

 
putting it next to a penny just seemed silly

It's calling your name! Look closely and you will see the full size chocolate chips in there though I'm not sure I noticed them as I was eating, but there was a reason for that...

Look at how thick and gooey these cookies are. They are definitely reminiscent of other fudgy type brownie products you might find in other treats. Problem is, it was a bit much for me. I kept being overwhelmed by their flavor and the heft of their texture. I'll admit it, I was thrown off and ready to give up on Mr. Louie, but then I had a brain storm. I sliced off a section and ate it real slow. I'm an aggressive eater and I was literally biting off more than I could chew (figuratively, not literally). I slowed down and took my time with that strip of Chewy Louie and that's when I really started to dig this product.

With my new found appreciation and my new eating technique, I was tempted to try and plow through the rest of this 560 calorie treat. Instead, I left the second half for my wife who also enjoyed Chewy Louie. You know the best part? These buggers are 2 for a dollar at Market Basket right now, though I fear they are only that price because MB isn't going to carry them much longer.

If you love big fudgy cookies, and if you can forgive the an ice cream layer that is mild and not nearly thick enough, you will enjoy this treat. If you want a big gooey cookie without the chocolate rush, Louie has a regular chocolate chip cookie brother named Biggy Iggy (you can read about them here).Either way, don't fear the humongous-ness.

Verdict?  Overpowering... yet addictive
Buy Again?  Oh yeah.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 179g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 590from Fat 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g47%
- Sat Fat 11g56%
- Trans Fat was 4g, now 0
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 390mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 75g25%
- Dietary Fiber  2g9%
- Sugars 53g
Protein 6g

Vitamin A 10%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%Iron 6%

12 comments:

Nick said...

I wanted to try this until I saw the nutritonals. 4 grams of trans fats? that's just beyond reasonable in my book.

Julien said...

How does it compare to the best cookie-based ice cream sandwich I know, the It's-It bar?

Julien said...

Heck, I'm going to hunt it down and find out myself just because I can.

Rodzilla said...

4g trans-fat just seems irresponsible. Plenty of ice cream cookie sandwiches without it.

Dubba said...

@Nick & @Rodzilla: The only thing I can say is that only eating half is probably the best way to go (so you are stuck with 2g instead of 4). There really is no need for the trans fat, though I tossed the wrapper so I forget the specific ingredient that caused all the trouble.

@Julien: I haven't had an Its-its yet (too expensive to ship). That said, it's hard to complain when you get a giant sandwich for 50 cents.

Nick said...

Woops meant unreasonable

Lot-O-Choc said...

Looks good! Shame about the nutritional content.

Dubba said...

@Nick: no worries, your grammar works either way (you were just in shock really)

@LoC: I'll track down the regular chocolate chip one at some point soon.

Julien said...

@Dubba: I feel you on that. They make an easy purchase at $3.49/3-Pack, but tack on a $67 shipping charge to a $20 minimum order, and they could be a bit pricey.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen Chewy's Big Brother: Biggy Iggy? He's even more radical than Chewy! I found them both at Cumberland Farms and saw some at Market Basket last summer. I also heard they pulled the trans fats out - and the taste is still the bomb!!!

Gotta have more.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I first found a Chewy Louie ice cream sandwich on July 2nd, 2001 as I was leaving the gathering of the vibes music festival. Today is February of 2013 and I've yet to eat anything remotely more intergalactic as that cookie sandwich. It was so good I took 1 bite and asked my friend if he wanted the rest bc it was too good. He exploded laughing at me and took a bite and dropped his jaw in awe of how good this cookie sandwich was. We took 1 bite each and threw away the rest of the sandwich bc it was too freaking good. To you health nuts looking at that 4 grams of trans fats? yolo! (I was only man enough to eat ONE bite...)

Dubba said...

I need to update the post as Nick has noticed that the trans fats are gone!