All That Insta-Famous Raw Cookie Dough Might Be Making You Sick

by Stephanie Maida · September 25, 2017

    Bad news for all you foodie Instagrammers out there - it turns out everyone's favorite #EEEEEATS treats might actually be making you sick.

    Ever since it opened as a brick-and-mortar shop in NYC, raw cookie dough haven, DŌ, has boasted coveted scoops and lines around the block that people, for some reason, continue to wait for hours in. We mean, we'll be the first to say the stuff is delicious, but when it comes to any made-for-the-Insta snack, one must be wary.

    Though the folks behind the dessert hot spot maintain that their product is completely safe for consumption, a class action lawsuit has been brought against them for allegedly making customers sick. Obviously, raw cookie dough can generally cause food-borne illnesses, but DŌ contains pasteurized egg product, which they claim cancels any threat of salmonella and the like.

    Plaintiffs Julia Canigiani and Katherine Byrne, however, disagree, saying they suffered from nausea, vomiting, and, um, more, after a serving of the trendy dish. In a statement to People, the owners of the eatery called the accusations false, and insist "the health and happiness of [their] customers has, and always will be, a top priority."

    While it won't hurt to keep posting the colorful cookie dough creations on your feed, perhaps you should think twice about how much of it you actually eat...

    [Photo via @cookiedonyc]