According to a new study out of Ohio State University, it turns out chocolate chip cookies are just about as addictive as cocaine. Excuse me?!
Here's what they say:
1. Sugar is incredibly addictive, which you probably know already. And chocolate chip cookies are loaded with the stuff . . . with more than two teaspoons per cookie.
2. The fat in the cookies also gets you hooked.
3. The chocolate chips have a small amount of a compound that trigger your brain in the same spot that drugs do, which makes you happy.
4. And finally, the nostalgia that comes from the taste and especially the smell of the cookies gives you another temporary shot of good feelings.
It looks like a LOT of us are in need of a chocolate chip cookie intervention!