With 2.5 hours to kill at the airport, I decided to try this Chocolate Chip cookie from Max’s. While Max’s is a popular N.Cal restaurant/diner chain, this cookie looked painfully average to me. Alas, I had nothing but time and needed to to review something, even if I did have two slices of cake earlier and was trying to do damage control from a few extra pounds (Boo).
The first bite was as expected- boring and average. However, the more bites I took, the more ravenous I became, and the cookie grew tastier and tastier with each passing bite. Yikes! I was about to inhale this monstrous cookie before you could say “Bob’s Your Uncle.” In the heat of the moment, I had a flash of sanity and knew I had to act… immediately. I tossed the rest of my Chocolate Chip cookie into my soup.
This is a technique that I rarely employ, but sometimes, it is just necessary. We’ve all done it once before- don’t want to eat every French Frie on your plate? You douse it in Coke. Don’t want to demolish the cookie? You dunk it in soup. The Dunk or Douse Technique, if you will. It’s not the most elegant move, but if you know your weakness (and mine is self-control around desserts!) then sometimes, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do.