Josh Versus the Dessert

On Friday we had walked by the Nestle Toll House Cafe (OK, I'm feeling too lazy to add the accents to those words) and saw a sign for a challenge. Eat a 48-ounce ice-cream and cookie sandwich in 48 minutes and get it for free. Josh, feeling gastronomically unstoppable after downing the 1-pound burger in Idaho, wanted to give it a go.
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So you start with 2 freshly baked 9-inch chocolate-chip cookies:
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Place 6 scoops of ice-cream onto one of the cookies and cover in caramel:
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Add the second cookie; cover in hot-fudge and whipped cream. Notice how the cookie is actually collapsing under the weight of the hot-fudge. This is T = 0.
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T = 5 minutes
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T = 10 minutes
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At 25 minutes things are looking pretty good.
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But by 27 minutes we start to realize there might be a problem.
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Josh has hit the wall. He's holding down what he's already eaten, but isn't making any more progress as the clock keeps ticking.
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He tries some meditation to bring his body temperature back up (he had been visibly shivering for several minutes now).
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But at 43 minutes he threw in the towel. He declared the cookie to be disgusting and vowed to vomit if he had to look at it any longer (Note: he said the cookie was delicious when he started). The official weight was 10.6 ounces remaining, unfortunately short of the less-than-1-ounce required for victory.
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Our conquered hero sought comfort by lying on the grass in the sun; waiting for his stomach to calm down.

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Perhaps another time.

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