The Best Thing I Ate This Week: Build Your Own Cookie

Can you think of anything more delightful than visiting a roadside truck in a quaint, coastal community where you can pile on sweets and treats to your heart’s content?

I got to do just that during a visit to Chincoteague with my family this weekend where I discovered a warm and chewy, cool and sweet little bite of heaven called Build Your Own Cookie (or BYOC).

At this one-of-a-kind food truck stand, patrons are invited to choose a type of cookie topped with a flavor of ice cream followed by toppings such a hot fudge, caramel, candy bar bits and even sour gummy worms. Combinations range from one cookie, one scoop and one topping to one cookie, one scoop and two toppings to one cookie, two scoops and one topping. The premise is simple, but the results are amazing.

I started out with a cake batter sugar cookie but was feeling indecisive when it came to the ice cream flavor. “Moose Tracks or Birthday Cake?” I asked the woman inside the truck. After thinking it over for a moment, she offered a small scoop of each flavor so that I wouldn’t miss out on either one. A sprinkle of crushed Reese’s Cups went on top, followed by a cloud of whipped cream and a bright red cherry.

The buttery sugar cookie tasted as if it had just come out of the oven—without a doubt the softest, most sinful sugar cookie I’ve ever had. The coolness of the ice cream provided a nice contrast to the warm confection, and I made sure to keep a steady rhythm of eating so that the ice cream wouldn’t melt too fast. The Moose Tracks came to be my favorite ice cream choice simply because the Birthday Cake ice cream with the cake batter cookie was altogether too much cake.

At $4.99 this was definitely an affordable treat that I’d go back for. Plus, they offer kids’ sizes for $2.99. Want just the cookie or just the ice cream? $2.39, and it’s yours.

No need to rush back to the car after ordering. There are plenty of picnic tables capped with umbrellas as well as a table and chairs made from recycled buckets and barrels, all comfortable spots to enjoy your newly-built masterpiece.

BYOC can be found on Maddox Boulevard in Chincoteague. Call 757-336-3330 or visit their Facebook page for more info.

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