Letter - World's best cookieNow that the children are back in school, it’s time to devote our attention to a more serious matter of life – cookies!
To the editor:
Now that the children are back in school, it’s time to devote our attention to a more serious matter of life – cookies! Last year my wife, sons and I took a trip to Seattle. As everyone knows, no trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to the famous Pike Place Fish Market. During our stroll down Pike Street, I spotted a sign that boldly claimed to have the “World’s Best Cookie.” Considering myself a cookie connoisseur, I succumbed to their guerrilla marketing.
After paying, I wondered if they were going to flop one over the counter at me in true Pike Place Fish Market form, but my fantasy faded as I discovered I merely had to pick up the small bag from the countertop. I did an about-face and quickly pulled the cookie from the bag. It was a monster cookie, one of my all-time favorite types. I took a generous bite and anxiously awaited the response from my taste buds.
Now don’t get me wrong, that monster cookie was good – made with flax, dotted with chocolate chips, and oozing with peanut-buttery goodness. But I’ve had better. Right here in Alexandria. After comparing to Seattle’s finest, I must declare that the Time Square monster cookie bests it.
The main reason? Time Square includes M&Ms in their monster cookies. A fatal oversight on Seattle’s part, as anyone who delights in monster cookies knows: M&Ms are a monster cookie’s cherry-on-top. Since our Seattle trip, we’ve searched from Maine to Los Angeles to Florida and have not found a better monster cookie. My unofficial test results are in: Time Square holds the title of “World’s Best Cookie.”
Editor’s note: The letter writer has no financial interest in Time Square or Pike Place Fish Market.