Why are chocolate chip cookies so addictive?
According to food nutritionist Lisa Drayer, it’s because it creates the same kind of high people get from cocaine.
There is some science to back her up. In a 2013 study, researchers found one of the main ingredients in cookies — sugar — induces cravings and triggers some of the same addictive responses as cocaine.
Also, for many people, chocolate chip cookies have an emotional attachment — bringing up memories of home or grandma’s house.
Drayer also says the texture of chocolate chip cookies create varying taste sensations that make eating the cookies pleasurable and desirable.