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Philly gets into the raw cookie dough craze with these safe-to-eat scoops

Get your fix at Sweet Box.

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Raw cookie dough has been called the hottest dessert of 2017 — see Eater, New York Times, USA Today, etc. for stories about two-hour waits and lines around the block — and this week the craze hits Philly.

Gretchen Fantini of Sweet Box, home to our readers’ fave holiday cookie,  is introducing a new line of treats called Doughlicious. The scoopable dough comes in five flavors, and each one is served with a shot of milk on the side. There’s also a chocolate-coated cookie dough pop.

If your mouth is watering but you’re thinking back to how your mom always told you eating too much uncooked dough can be dangerous, fear not: Fantini worked out a recipe with zero raw ingredients (i.e. no eggs) and heat-treated flour (which happens to be sourced locally, from Reading, Pa.).

So Doughlicious tastes like what you used to steal nips of off the back of the mixing spoon, only without any of the worry.

Scoops are available at the Sweet Box bakery, which is just up the street from Dirty Franks, and also the mobile Sweet Box truck, which is where Fantini got her start. Each goes for $5 in a small size or $7 in large, and flavors on offer are:

  • Classic
  • Campfire S’mores (toasted marshmallow fluff, graham cracker)
  • Cheesecake (cheesecake with graham cracker crust swirl)
  • Cookies ‘n’ Cream (crumbled Oreos)
  • Birthday Cake (colored sprinkles)

Since the stuff is made fresh each morning, it’ll be available only until the day’s supply runs out. Get ready to try it tomorrow: The storefront at 339 S. 13th St. is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.