Here’s Why You Should Rethink Trying That Insanely Popular Raw Cookie Dough
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Raw cookie dough towering with toppings that would make any ice cream sundae aficionado jealous is all the rage now, thanks to Dō, the outrageously popular raw cookie dough shop that opened last year in New York City’s Greenwich Village. But even though the ridiculously long waits just to grab a scoop (over an hour and a half on most days) continue to surprise us, nothing could prepare us for this: the nutrition facts.
We knew that raw cookie dough topped with Nutella, sprinkles, and chocolate chips could not exactly be healthy for you, but nonetheless, just hearing the sugar content made us cringe. One scoop of raw cookie dough (even sans crazy toppings) contains 54.9 grams of sugar (gasp!), 448 calories, and 20 grams of fat.
"Raw cookie dough has the same components as a cookie, including butter, sugar, and flour," Alissa Rumsey, a registered dietitian and owner of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, told Mic. "One serving has almost 500 calories, which is 25 to 30 percent of what many people need for an entire day. Plus a serving has 55 grams of sugar, which is equivalent to about 14 teaspoons of sugar — double the amount of added sugar recommended for a whole day."
With lines stretching around the block just to get a taste of the trendy cookie dough, that may be just enough of a deterrent to keep us from downing too much sugar (more than 14 packets’ worth!) in one sitting.