REVIEW: Milky Way Cookie Dough Bar

What is it?

The Milky Way Cookie Dough bar consists of caramel and cookie dough-flavored nougat enrobed in milk chocolate. Look for its pink metallic wrapper beckoning to you from the candy aisle.

How is it?

The weight of my expectations fell on this Milky Way’s nougat, which is responsible for the bar’s cookie dough flavor. Cross-sectioned, the bar doesn’t look very different from a classic Milky Way. The nougat is a couple of shades darker, but it still has the fluffy texture one would expect from the brand. I thought I might find tiny chocolate chips flecked in the nougat to drive home the cookie dough theme, but no dice.

It takes a few chews for the cookie dough flavor to come through, and once it does, it is lovely. The nougat tastes buttery with hints of vanilla, a combination that definitely recalls cookie dough. Some textural element — those missing chips or a chewier nougat, maybe — could have reinforced that sensation of plucking gobs of cookie dough from the mixing bowl. But Milky Ways are all about their smooth centers, so I understand and respect the choice not to deviate too far from what is already a great thing.

Combined with the milk chocolate and caramel, this variety of Milky Way is a tempting addition to the candy aisle. I would choose Milky Way Cookie Dough over the classic Milky Way, but probably not over Milky Way Midnight (a criminally underrated bar).

Anything else you need to know?

Because one cookie is never enough, Twix has also recently released a Cookie Dough variety. Now you’ll have two metallic pink wrappers beckoning to you from the candy aisle.


As any cookie dough recipe might attest, minor substitutions can yield positive changes. The Milky Way Cookie Dough bar’s flavorful nougat is simple, but it creates a delicious twist on a classic.

Purchased Price: $1.98
Size: 3.16 oz (89.6 g) – Share Size
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (per 1 serving, or 1/2 Share Size package) 210 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 65 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 28 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Milky Way Cookie Dough Bar”

  1. Kind of disappointing that there’s no actual cookie dough, but I respect the author’s point about deviation. I may give these a whack.

  2. I’ll try it! Even the twix if I can find either one. I’m not normally a Twix fan but i think most things cookie dough are good.

  3. Oh my goodness! The ‘Cookie Dough’ Milky Way bar is by far the most delectable chocolate candy bar I’ve ever sunk my teeth into! The taste of cookie dough instantly sends my palette into a chocolate bar feening frenzy! I would recommend this new candy bar to anyone and everyone! The ‘Cookie Dough’ Twix aren’t that bad either. Thank you MARS/Milky way!

  4. Absolutely revolting. What were they thinking when they came up with this cookie dough flavor?

  5. I couldn’t taste any cookie dough but I liked the taste of this candy bar better than the regular Milky Way bar. It seemed smaller to me but I haven’t bought a regular one in a long time.

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