Honestly, what can we possibly say about Dominique Ansel that has not been already covered by the media here, here and here. Doing another article on his creativity and genius wouldn’t do it much justice since at the end of the day, we are just one website in a sea of billion of others. However, we can do the one thing that we do damn well, which is eat and tell you guys about it.
When Dominique Ansel announced the launch of the cookie shot back in March 2014, Foodamentals didn’t even exist at the time. But, to make up for lost time, we recently had the chance to trek out to Manhattan to try this mashup of awesomeness from the famed French pastry chef – Dominique Ansel.
Unlike cronuts which can only be purchased by waiting ungodly hours in the morning(or preordered), the cookie shots are pretty readily available. In fact, having gone to the bakery 2 times in 2 days, both times in the late afternoon, there was more than enough to go around for everyone that was lined up. With each cookie shot at $4.00 per unit, its not exactly cheap but for something indulgent like this, it doesn’t seem that people who come here really care about the price point.
First of all, the bakery is a sight to behold. It’s not big, but its marble countertops mixed with the and the warmth and smells of pastries give it a really inviting space that feels even better in the snowstorm taking place outside. Unfortunately, my blood sugar level prevented from trying everything in the shop, but man, some of these pastries were definitely a sight to behold.
The cookie shot itself? Damn good. The exterior is a soft, chewy, chunky chocolate cookie. The inside was a slim film of chocolate that lined the interior so that the poured milk wouldn’t get all over the place and onto your pleated khakis. Its surprising to me that no one has thought of doing this before since the concept of milk and cookies is just too good to miss out on. Now if there was someway they could package this up and sell it nationally then I’ll be all over this.
Apparently the genius of Dominique Ansel has inspired many knockoffs including this supposed “ripoff(as decried by the media)” from KFC. Frankly we don’t have an opinion simply because we don’t really care all that much. All that we know is the world needs more edible cookie cups and now, its actually available to the masses outside of NYC. So to KFC, we salute you venerable chicken brand.