It’s National Chocolate Chip Day!

Monica and Daria say:


chocolate chips

Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate chips?

Okay, maybe a few of you, but you are definitely in the minority, sorry!

We remember when Daria was in pastry class when she was in high school, and one of her assignments was to design a powerpoint on the history of chocolate. What kept her going as she researched and wrote? Chocolate, of course!

Some of her amazing finds about chocolate chips were:

  • Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts is credited with adding chunks of a semi-sweet Nestle chocolate bar to her cookies in 1933, thus inventing chocolate chips!
  • In exchange for her recipe, Nestle offered her a lifetime of chocolate, and added the recipe to their packaging. What a deal!
  • Up until they developed the present morsel, Nestle included a “chopping tool” in each bag for cookie bakers. Then in 1939 the company started packaging the chips we know and love today!
  • The original chocolate chips were only semi-sweet chocolate….today there are many varieties!

We don’t know about you, but we think we are going to bake some gluten-free chocolate chip cookies!!

Promise that we will post pictures and a recipe soon…..gotta go bake!

Have a great chocolate chip day!

© 2014, Monica & Daria of glutenfreedoubletalk

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