August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

A History of Chocolate ‘Chips’: did you know…

  • Chocolate chip cookies, which were invented in 1933 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate to a cookie recipe.
  • The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement 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, but in 1939 they started selling the chocolate in chip (or “morsel”) form.
  • The Nestlé brand Toll House cookies is named for the inn.
  • Originally, chocolate chips were made of only semi-sweet chocolate, but today there are many flavors.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1608 John Tradescant was born. He succeeded his father as naturalist and gardener to Charles I.

1693 Dom Perignon discovers the…

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