May 15, 2012

Chocolate Chip Day!

Chocolate chips are a required ingredient in chocolate chip cookies which were invented in 1937 when a woman named Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House Inn added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestle chocolate bar to a cookie recipe. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement in 1939 with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar's packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate. Initially, Nestlé included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars. In 1941 Nestlé and one or more of its competitors started selling the chocolate in chip (or "morsel") form.

Bake something yummy with chocolate chips today...or just eat a handful!

Stay Cozy & Chocolatey too!


pollydove said...

Hi Carrie! I LOVE this little tidbit of information! Chocolate chip cookies are a staple at our house ... I make them all the time with Nestle's toll house chips! Whenever I need that little chocolate fix (which I often do), I grab a handful of those puppies right out of the bag in my freezer and it does the trick! (I buy the SUPER DUPER EXTRA LARGE bag at Costco.)

Elyse said...

i'll get right to that, carrie!

enjoy your yummy day


Krysta said...

How interesting.

vivian said...

oh dear.. youve inspired me to go in search of something chocolatey in the kitchen!

Tommie Jo said...

That looks yummy, what is that dessert called?! I've never seen one like it. I'm such a chocoholic!~TJ

Country Dreaming said...

Now I need something with chocolate chips in them!!!!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

There's a bag waiting to be broken into right now! Chocolate makes the day even better!!!!

Loved the history lesson. I had no idea!


Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Of course a woman invented chocolate chip cookies! lol Great to reconnect with you Carrie!


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