This is a review of the Kroger's The Truly Awesome(TM) Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies, which I'm submitting here as a BzzAgent. I was able to try this product for free, and am now giving my own personal opinion, for which I will earn points to elevate my Agent status.
Thing is, I'm a culinary student and an avid baker besides. I can tell the difference between real, homemade food and something from a box, no matter how much that box promotes its ingredients as "fresh" or "authentic." These cookies might be OK for road-trip snacks, or for a sudden cookie fix when you don't have time to make something from scratch. I would never serve them, though--they're just not up to my standards.
The flavor felt a little phoned-in to me, not unlike a Grandma's cookie (still good, but something's a little off).
The texture was too cake-y for my tastes--I prefer cookies to be flatter, crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle.
Like I said, they weren't the worst cookies I've ever had, but there's no way they could be called "as good as homemade."