Finally! Nestlé Toll House Releases Line of Edible Cookie Doughs
Raw cookie dough lovers have more options than ever before. They can visit cafes that sell cookie dough by the scoopful, or make their own safe-to-eat cookie dough at home. But the classic store-bought cookie dough packages have remained off-limits—until recently. As Thrillist reports, Nestlé now sells premade cookie dough that's meant to be eaten unbaked.
The edible cookie dough tubs from Nestlé come in two flavors—chocolate chip, which is modeled after the original Nestlé Toll House recipe, and "peanut butter chocolate chip monster." Both products include the ingredients that make raw cookie dough irresistible, like real butter and chocolate, while leaving out any components that could make consumers sick, like raw eggs. The recipe was engineered to be spooned straight from the container and eaten as is, so shaping the dough into cookies and baking it isn't recommended.
In a news release, Nestlé Toll House associate brand manager Christyna Chandler said "we wanted to bring the experience of eating cookie dough straight from the mixer to consumers in a safe and convenient way." Despite how common it is to sneak a bite of cookie dough before sticking it in the oven, the CDC makes it clear that this a dangerous practice. Cookie dough not only contains raw eggs, which could carry Salmonella, but also raw flour, which could potentially harbor E. coli. Just this past June, flour sold at Aldi and Walmart was recalled due to E. coli concerns.
Fifteen-ounce tubs of the edible cookie dough are now available at Publix supermarkets in the refrigerated section. Nestlé plans to roll out the product in Meijer, select Walmart stores, and select regional grocery chains in the U.S. throughout July 2019.