The best chocolate chop cookie in Tokyo
I have a sweet tooth. In particular, I like cookies. My favorite cookie is the chocolate chip cookie. The best chocolate chip cookie in Tokyo is the ¥100 ($1) cookie from the 7-11 convenience store. Or, more accurately since the parent company was reorganized, 7 and i Holdings. I like “7-11” better. It’s catchier. There are many great cookies, and many of those are different kinds of chocolate chip cookie. 7-11 has more than one kind of chocolate chip cookie among its cookie selection. There are boxed cookies, wrapped cookie sets, and single wrapped cookies. I know a Japanese high school English teacher who, after I told her about the best chocolate chip cookie in Tokyo at the 7-11 immediately went out and bought the wrong cookie. What she bought is certainly sweet, but it’s not at all what I am on about.
The Oreo is famous, classic and sweet, but a little too sweet for me. Butter cookies are sweet, but a little boring for me. Shortbread cookies are sweet but much too starchy for me. There are oatmeal cookies, oatmeal with raisins, oatmeal with nuts, chocolate chip with nuts. But too much taste experience is taste overload for me. I like to enjoy one taste at a time. Also, Japanese are crazy for things with macadamia nuts, and sometimes pecans, as well, mixed in. Those are not my favorite nuts. If I want chocolate mixed with nuts then I will usually restrict it to peanuts or almonds.
Some chocolate chip cookies are too hard and crumbly. Others are too soft. Some are just too small so a person ends up eating them almost by the unhealthy handful just to be satisfied. The 7-11 convenience store chocolate chip cookies are an excellent size, a beautiful consistency, they usually have a generous number of chocolate chips per coolie, and their overall taste is better than most rivals. Yes, there are sweeter chocolate chip cookies, but the taste is mitigated by other modifying factors like softness, number of chips, etc. That is why I am writing about the “overall taste.”