Recently I traveled to Arizona for a week of fun and discovery in Tucson, Phoenix, and the Grand Canyon. It was a fantastic trip (and seemed so much more amazing than when I went to Arizona as a kid).Downtown Tucson is a great area to walk around. We stopped for lunch at the family-run Chocolate Iguana and had a great lunch (soups, salads, sandwiches offered) and took some treats to go. The chocolate chip cookie I tried was a great afternoon snack. About the size of a saucer, it was very filling, but not overly rich or heavy. The cookie itself was buttery with a TON of chocolate chips. At $1.75, the price was right, too. Chocolate Iguana also has a variety of breakfast pastries and fun hard-to-find candies.
It's definitely worth making a pit stop here. For more information, visit their website: http://www.chocolateiguanaon4th.com/.
Also on our trip, we took along some snacks. I can never be too far from cookies! I tried two cookies from Pepperidge Farm- Nantucket (double chocolate chunk) and Captiva (soft brownie-like cookie). While neither were as good as homemade, both had great chocolate flavor and fulfilled the crispy/soft baked description on the package. Packages of eight cookies are roughly $3.00 each. Find them in your local grocery store.