A Tesla engineer redesigned the chocolate chip

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/08/04/a-tesla-engineer-redesigned-th.html

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But they’re not ribbed or anything?

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Whoever designed these chocolate chips has never eaten a chocolate chip cookie. Half the point of chocolate chip cookies is that the chips get un-tempered in the baking and stay melty even after the cookie cools. The physical shape almost doesn’t matter as long as the ratios are right.

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because chocolate chip cookies weren’t quite addictive enough already

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Nibbed.

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Another engineer who has a solution in need of a problem. And believes competency in one area translates into competency in multiple areas. I work with quite a few of these and they are all dreadful people.

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Theres an XKCD for everything isn’t there!

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Cybercookies.

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To be fair, they are quite striking and visually appealing chips. You could market them on that basis alone, and it might be a little oversold but it wouldn’t be anything worse than any other gourmet food marketing. “Single-origin gourmet chocolate gems” or whatever would be… tolerable, if overwrought.

But the ridiculous engineering wankery just pushes it over the top into “go fuck yourself” territory.

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Whatever.

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is it something to do with the coms port on the starship… or maybe something in the octovalve production value… just thinking a design process manner

Just buy chocolate chunks

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The fact that the chips look like Tesla’s truck is a mere coincidence.

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I’ve found that chopping a bar of baking chocolate so that it is much more irregular than chips produces a superior cookie

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This is a good time to revisit this series of articles about one “artisanal chocolate” vendor, wherein the author coined the very useful word “sneetchcraft.”
http://dallasfood.org/2006/12/noka-chocolate-part-1/

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I’ve almost completely converted to chocolate chunk, myself. We get the Enjoy Life mega-chunks, not because any of us have allergy issues, just because they are nice, high-quality, CHONKY chonks for our baking needs.

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There are two excellent woman-owned vegan patisseries locally. This would be a good descriptor for some of their offerings. “Nibbed for her pleasure”.

Get off my lawn!

Aerodynamics is aerodynamics. If you’re comfortable with your gas-guzzling Tollhouse chips, that’s on you.

Edit for more accurate gender.

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