Famous Amos Philippines: Is It Worth The Hype?

It made a really good first impression.
PHOTO: Mixi Ignacio

Famous Amos is finally in the Philippines! They opened their first branch at S Maison at Conrad Manila and are planning on opening more branches soon. ICYDK, they're known for their crunchy, bite-sized cookies.

Famous Amos cookies from top to bottom: No Nut Chocolate Chip, Butterscotch, White Chocolate Macadamia and Double Chocolate Pecan. Mixi Ignacio
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Naturally, we were curious to find out just how good Famous Amos cookies are. We bought four out of the eight flavors they have to offer: No Nut Chocolate Chip (200g - P350), Double Chocolate Pecan (100g - P180), Butterscotch (100g - P190), and White Chocolate Macadamia (100g - P190). 

No Nut Chocolate Chip

Mixi Ignacio
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  • "Famous Amos' pre-packaged chocolate chip cookies were a part of my childhood. When I bit into the freshly-baked ones, it brought me back to being 10 years old and eating a box of them. The freshly-baked cookies—the ones we tested—are sweeter than those I ate in my childhood—I could taste the caramelized sugar. The size of the cookie is actually dangerous because it's so small I feel like I could eat 50 of them. But the bottom line is: As a chewy cookie lover, I still loved its crunchy texture. I hope they open more branches so I can buy them as my movie snack." -Tisha
  • "I was never really a fan of crunchy chocolate chip cookies. I've always preferred soft and chewy ones. But after trying the No Nut Chocolate Chip cookie from Famous Amos, I almost changed my mind. What I liked most about the cookie is its size. I can definitely see myself eating 100 grams (or maybe more) in just one sitting. And because the cookies are so small, I would even consider them as toppings for ice cream or frozen yogurt. If I had to pair these with a drink, it would be a glass of cold milk or iced coffee." -Lou
  • "I’m not used to eating crispy cookies so trying out the Famous Amos No Nut Chocolate Chips cookie was an experience in itself. As I bit into it, it was as crunchy as fried chips but chewy as well because of the chocolate chips. The taste wasn’t overpoweringly sweet and had a bit of bitterness to it. It would've made the experience more complete to have a cup of hot chocolate where I could dip the cookie! As I don't usually eat non-chewy cookies, I don't really have any cookie I can compare this to. The closest probably is Chips Ahoy, but those aren't on the same level of crispiness as this. I'd have to say Famous Amos cookies are interesting for a first-timer like me! Buuuut, I wouldn't want to go all the way to Pasay for this, TBH. I wish there was a closer branch to me!" -Cindy
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Double Chocolate Pecan

Mixi Ignacio
  • "This was the best!!! I could really taste the chocolate chips, and there were a lot for a tiny, bite-sized cookie. I actually almost finished the entire bag of cookies because it was that good and addicting. I loved it, and I can't wait to buy more. Enough said." -Tisha
  • "I don't want to oversell this, but as someone who likes her cookies (and desserts, in general) to be as simple as possible (read: just chocolate), this one made me appreciate pecans on another level. TBH, I didn't want the pecans to be the highlight of this small cookie because I'm not a fan of nuts. Famous Amos did a really good job at making sure both the chocolate and pecan flavors were well-balanced. After a handful of Double Chocolate Pecan cookies, it's now my favorite flavor at Famous Amos. The next time I buy a bag, I'll make sure to enjoy it with a steaming cup of black coffee. The weather is practically begging for this combo." -Ysa
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Butterscotch

Mixi Ignacio
  • "I was most excited to try Famous Amos' Butterscotch cookies because I. LOVE. BUTTERSCOTCH. Butterscotch bars, butterscotch cake, butterscotch pie, butterscotch ice cream. So imagine my disappointment when I couldn't taste the butterscotch...ness of these cookies. I shoved a third piece in my mouth just to chase after the taste and was still unsuccessful. Don't get me wrong: It's still a pretty good cookie with enough flavor, but that flavor was not butterscotch, lol. It was the right amount of sweet and the texture was consistent with the rest of the cookies, but I'd opt for the No Nut Chocolate Chip or the Double Chocolate Pecan instead." -Ysa
  • "I'm a fan of the burnt butter and sugar flavor, so I was psyched to taste it again through this cookie. But, it was quite a different experience when I popped a cookie in my mouth: The butterscotch flavor I was awaiting for was, well, nowhere! Instead, the chips had a candied nutty flavor—similar to Butterfinger. Still, I ate more because I like the Butterfinger taste. If you're a butterscotch fan, though, I suggest you steer clear of this cookie." -Ira
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White Chocolate Macadamia 

Mixi Ignacio
  • "When it comes to my chocolate hierarchy, milk chocolate is in my top tier. White chocolate comes in second, and dark chocolate last. Before taking a bite, I really expected to taste the macadamia nut flavor. Well, the cookie did not disappoint. The flavors of the white chocolate and the macadamia nut were balanced. I could taste both without one overpowering the other. They worked well together, and it was a treat for my taste buds. It actually reminded me of the white chocolate macadamia cookies of Pepperidge Farm, except these ones were smaller and crunchier. Since the cookie is already sweet, I think coffee would be the best partner for this drink. Price wise, I think one hundred grams for P190 is worth it! 10/10 would try again!" -Lou
  • "Though I truly enjoy milk chocolate and dark chocolate, I have a sweet spot for white chocolate. I love it because it has the sweetness I need when I'm craving for chocolate, but it's light enough so I never feel umay. And macadamias might be the only nut I enjoy eating on its own, so this was a match made in cookie heaven for me." -Ysa
  • "I loved it! I normally love soft chewy cookies more, but the crunchy White Chocolate Macadamia cookies challenged that preference. They weren't too sweet, they weren't too bland, they were just right! They were quite filling, too. I could imagine myself settling down to binge another Korean drama while eating those cookies and drinking hot chocolate, with matching rain tapping against the windows! I think they'd also be perfect for a long drive or commute. I probably won't be able to notice the traffic with these cookies in hand. OR, I probably wouldn't mind the traffic as much if I have these white chocolate delights to munch on. No wonder there are multiple *copycat* recipes for this variant on the internet (yes, Googles says so). But why bother baking when you can buy them from Famous Amos, right?" -Lily 
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