The Best Chocolate Chip Scone and Some Alternatives
The Preface: I love chocolate scones. I really don't care about fruit scones and get really annoyed when I accidentally pick up a currant scone, thinking its a chocolate chip one. A majority of chocolate chip scones are shitty. They're either too tough and crumbly or too mushy and cake like. Below is a list of some of the best chocolate chip scones I've had.
I apologize in advance for the crappy photography. I was getting impatient and just wanted to eat...
La Patisserie / Houndstooth Coffee
When I had my first bite of this scone- I knew this was the best. It is a perfect mix of moist and crumbly- the way a scone should be. The chocolate chips are chips- not chunks. I originally found them at Houndstooth Coffee- I liked them so much that a friend called and asked them where they sourced them from- hence La Patisserie.
The only problem with these scones are that they are littler than other scones- they're called Petite Chocolate Chip scones. This forces me to get 3- and scones are quite high in caloric count. I like these because they're not super sweet.
Coffee Bean Tea Leaf
Great scone - very moist, but it's just a little too sweet, which forces me to rank it below Peet's.
The Sweet Cream Chocolate Chip Scone at Whole Foods is only docked in its rating because it is sometimes not moist enough. Other than that - how can you resist the words 'sweet cream' and 'chocolate chip' together? Whole Foods has a good deal where you can get a coffee drink and a pastry for a discounted price. I'm always tempted to buy the 4 pack of these, but I know that is probably more calories than I need to eat in a week.