In a few months, you won’t have to wait on a long line to enjoy NYC’s favorite chocolate chip cookie.
Levain is going national! According to Bloomberg, the cookie shop has struck a deal with Central Market grocery stores to carry their iconic cookies in the freezer section. That particular chain is based in Texas, but they are also reportedly in the middle of deals with other supermarket companies to expand across the country.
They also told Fox Business they plan to roll them out in the NY metropolitan area and New England this fall.
The cookies will be frozen, though they are already fully cooked, so all you’ll have to do is pop it in the microwave or toaster oven to enjoy that melty chocolatey goodness.
Having them pre-cooked and frozen helps maintain their very special texture, while using the original recipe without adding any preservatives.
“Frozen provides the most consistent and salient experience,” Rachel Porges, the company’s CMO, told Bloomberg. “We have yet to find a shelf-stable process that could deliver that for our cookie.” Shelf-stable cookies are typically chewy or crisp, but not both.”
The flavors available will be chocolate chip walnut, two-chip chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter, and oatmeal raisin. And the box, of eight 2-oz cookies (much smaller than the original 6-oz cookies you get at the shops), will be $8.