COLUMBUS, Ohio (CBS) — Can’t have just one chocolate chip cookie? Maybe it’s because they really are addictive.

Researchers at Ohio State University point to the cookie’s ingredients.

10 Got Chocolate Chip Cookies? The Addiction Is Similar To Cocaine

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Sugar is shown to induce cravings similar to cocaine, and chocolate contains small amounts of a compound that triggers the same parts of the brain as the active ingredient in marijuana.

When those are combined with the high fat from butter, the mind learns to crave that cookie.

Comments
  1. Pat Norris says:

    I don’t even like these cookies. What is wrong with the rest of the country?

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