My sweet tooth is bad. Really bad. But the only thing that prevents me from overindulging in desserts is the fact that you either have to (1) bake them yourself or (2) drive somewhere to get them. Because of these two reasons I have largely been able to keep my consumption of sweets in check.
Then I read in the San Antonio Business Journal today about Cookie Cab, a startup located in town that delivers a dozen cookies on demand. I experienced a plurality of emotions—“Oh YES!” rejoiced my stomach. “This is going to be bad…” thought my brain. I exerted a degree of willpower and resisted the urge to place my order. I even ran a mile during lunch. I’m trying to be healthy dang it! I vowed to not succumb to the enchanting promise from the siren known as the Cookie Cab.
But then disaster struck. I was sitting in my cube, and asked my friend Shanon what she was doing for lunch. She normally leaves the office to grab a bite, so it was weird that she was still there. “I brought something from home because I am in meetings all day,” Shanon said. “But you know what—I could really use a cookie.”
— Alan Bush (@alanbush) January 22, 2014
“I KNOW WHAT WE CAN GET” my stomach shouted. “Don’t do it…” thought my brain. My flimsy resolve evaporated and I ordered a mixed dozen of chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies. The order was placed online at 12:52 p.m. for a 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. delivery time. At a dollar a cookie (plus a five dollar delivery fee), the price is a little high but I thought that it would be fun as a treat for some of my friends at work.
— Lauren Riazzi (@LRiazzi) January 22, 2014
At 2:52 p.m. the cookie rep called—I was in a meeting that I couldn’t get out of, so Steven, another co-worker, went to pick them up. Molly Rodenberg, co-founder of the Cookie Cab (let’s just call her the cookie lady) had a little problem getting through our campus security, but she was both persistent and friendly. I admire that persistence; when looking forward to a warm cookie all day, the last thing you want is for it to be stopped by security.
Steven said that when he grabbed the box it was just radiated heat; when I held it fifteen minutes later it was still warm. The packaging was very nice with the cookies neatly arranged inside. The Cookie Cab even included some snickerdoodle cookies for me try!
So what about the cookies? The chocolate chip and peanut butter varieties were exceptional. The chocolate chips were warm and had that out-of-the-oven viscosity where they had the appearance of being solid, but were silky smooth after being bit into. The peanut butter was the softest cookie in the lot—gooey on the inside with a great crunch on the outside. I would pass on the snickerdoodle as it felt like something was missing. It could either be that there wasn’t enough sugar topping the cookie, or the fact that I like my snickerdoodle cookies to be more chewy that soft. But trust me, it didn’t stop people from devouring them!
I went around the office and gave away cookies to some of my friends. All of them were blown away, sending out some of the tweets that you saw in this post. Admittedly the cookies are expensive, however, the Cookie Cab is something that is nice to occasionally splurge on. After all, life is good when you have a warm cookie in your hand.
Cookie Cab delivers Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.