Best fast food cookie: Subway or Chick-fil-A? | The Tylt
Best fast food cookie: Subway or Chick-fil-A?
Subway cookies are made out of some kind of magical material still unknown to bakers everywhere ("unicorn tears instead of sugar" according to one writer on Quora)—these things are enchanting to say the least.
Subway cookies are perfectly soft. If you are the type of person who appreciates taking bread and clumping it into a ball so it resumes dough form (don't judge–you know who you are), these are the cookies for you. Their centers are not so gooey that they lack a basic structure, but as soon as you take a bite, your taste buds experience a dough-like consistency unlike any "half-baked" posers.
But still yet, the edges of Subway cookies are perfectly crisp–cooked just enough to give the cookie integrity, but not so much so that it forgets its humble, doughy beginnings. According to one person on Quora, this is no accident:
Also according to Subway policy if the cookies are cooked to golden brown they are considered burnt an unable to be served to the customers.
Chick-fil-A cookies, on the other hand, have a heft hardly seen in gourmet restaurants throughout the country. These cookies look like they were carefully born and bred until they were allowed to make their debut inside of every Chick-fil-A, dazzling customers everywhere with their beauty.
The oats in this cookie bring its texture to life–offsetting the sweetness found in the two types of chocolate incorporated into the dough. This child's face when he receives his Chick-fil-A cookie says it all:
According to Insider's taste test, Subway cookies are one of the cheapest fast food cookies out there, setting you back only $0.76. That makes the Subway cookie the perfect one for friendship. If one of your pals is having a bad day, swing by a Subway and grab them a double-chocolate cookie, and their mood is sure to improve.
Plus, Subway cookies come in at least eight different flavors, ranging from "rainbow-gem" to the new "raspberry-lemonade" variety. The only thing that could possibly make Subway cookies any better would be if the chain gave them away for free–thankfully, it does.
Insider's taste testers had this to say about Chick-fil-A cookies:
Chick-fil-A's cookie was the most unique of the group that we tested. It was more of a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, and it was thicker and denser than the other competitors...it was also the most complex and tasted almost homemade.
Of course it tasted homemade, because it practically was. By some magic, it seems like any time you order one of these beautiful creations, it comes out of the bakery tray warm, as if it was plucked from a fresh cookie sheet by Grandma herself.
Clocking in at $1.62, Chick-fil-A's chocolate chip cookies are the "treat yourself" cookie. Next time you want to indulge, whip through Chick-fil-A's drive-through and grab yourself an 8-count with a cookie to follow.