Cookie Tasting

Is store dough better than homemade?

Is Mrs. Fields dough really worth $5.39?

You've probably stayed up late worrying about these questions, but now your sleepless nights are over. One auspicious day in the fall, we gathered 8 keen and sharp tasters to settle these questions once and for all.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Tasting
Name Price Score
Trader Joe's

$2.99

30
Nestle's Brick

$3.00

29.3
Nestle's Tube

$3.00

29
Homemade #4

 

28.5
Homemade#2

 

26.75
Otis Spunkmeyers

$3.99

26.7
Pillsbury Brick

$2.50

26.5
Tom's

$5.99

26
Homemade #5

 

24.75
Homemade #3 24.5
Safeway Brick

$3.39

22.5
Homemade #1

 

21
Mrs. Fields

$5.39

15.5
Average $3.58 25.5

Trader Joe's was the clear winner, pretty much preferred by about everybody. Interestingly, it seemed to have slightly fewer chips than the others.
Mrs. Field's was generally disliked by all.
Homemade #1 through #4 were variations on the same recipe.