The Great Cookie Debate – Chunks vs Chips
In the pantheon of cookies one stands above all the rest. Yes Oatmeal Raisin has it’s place as does Peanut Butter. And Christmas isn’t Christmas without Snickerdoodles. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut? Well, that’s kind of it’s own category – it’s like the Ferrari in a garage full of Mustangs. It’s the same thing but at the same time it’s not the same thing.
No, the king of the cookie hill is of course the Chocolate Chip. If you don’t believe me ask any third grader. But in the past several years a challenger has been emerging to rival the exalted Chocolate Chip and it’s cut from the same cloth. I speak of course of the Chocolate Chunk.
The “Chunk” is very similar to the “Chip.” You might think it’s a chip off the old block but it is very much its own cookie. “Chunk” is like your girlfriend’s younger sister. She looks exactly like your girlfriend only hotter. “Chip” is reliably consistent. There is a set chocolate to cookie ratio that’s dependable.
“Chunk” is willy nillly. Most of the time you’ll get a choc-to-cook ratio similar to “Chip.” However, the shape of “Chunk” gives it a different texture and a larger surface area. But what makes “Chunk” so appealing is that there is usually one bite in every cookie with a chunk the size of a marble in it. That’s the money bite.
The money bite has such a chocolate burst that it’s dizzying. It’s your first shot of whiskey. It’s the first time you saw blue lights in your rear view. It’s that first awkward slow dance at the 8th grade formal. But you best be careful when you eat the money bite for if you get to it too quickly the rest of the cookie will be anticlimactic.
So that’s the great cookie debate – chunks vs chips. Where do you stand?
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