Oct 18 2013
Major media this week reported scientists’ conclusion that Oreos may be as addictive as cocaine.
The high fat and sugar levels in the famous sandwich cookies stimulate the brain’s pleasure sensors (in lab rats, anyway) just like drugs do, making it hard to resist just one. Or nine.
Scientists haven’t studied the effects of the BuzzLine on the brain, but it seems to get the creative synapses firing … no small feat on a Friday afternoon.
So, this week, let’s take our cue from those insidiously addictive mass-produced cookies that bring so much joy, so many calories. In six-words, what’s your guiltiest of guilty pleasures?
Winner receives a gift card for another guilty pleasure, caffeine from Starbucks.