We are … confused

UPDATE: April 22, 2020

Remember those terrifying Sour Patch Kids Chips Ahoy! cookies that showed up on Instagram four months ago? Well, you can find them in stores now. Instagrammer @JunkBanter, who originally broke these cookies' existence, posted a photo of a fresh pack on top of a receipt, meaning these were putchased rather than sent in for sampling.

Instagrammer @CandyHunting also shared a photo of the cursed cookies, adding that they were spotted at Dollar Tree. Just remember we're still in the midst of a pandemic, so shop safely.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: December 12, 2019

I’m sorry to ruin your day, but it looks like 2020’s first questionable snack release is on the horizon. Cookies and candy bits are by no means a bad mix, and neither are sweet and sour, but things get a little weird when you’re combining Chips Ahoy! cookies and Sour Patch Kids. The more I look at it, the less I want to believe it. But I guess I should, especially since Sour Patch Kids are a cereal now.

Last week Instagram sleuth @junkfoodleaks_ shared a post featuring the packaging, the cursed cookies in question, and then a Baby Yoda because why not. Apparently these will hit shelves next year, and after accurately predicting the U.S. release of Apple Pie and Birthday Cake Kit Kats, we can’t exactly distrust them.

First, though, we’ve got some questions:
1. Why?
2. Who hurt you, Chips Ahoy?
3. Are people really supposed to dunk these in milk? Or should we go ahead and add another flavor to the mix by dunking them in soda?

According to @junkfoodleaks_, though, the limited-edition cookies aren’t half bad. In fact, the review rates them a promising 6.8:

“Let me be clear. I wanted to hate these so bad,” the caption reads. “This is a concoction crafted only by those crazy enough to think that it could work. But you know what? It kinda DOES work. I don’t get it. I really don’t … I’m ashamed that I like this Frankenstein cookie.”