MAY 15, 2014 – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY – NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY – NATIONAL NYLON STOCKING DAY

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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY

Cookies, granola bars and pancakes are just a few of the foods that taste delicious with chocolate chips added in, so now get your cookbooks out and be ready as May 15 celebrates National Chocolate Chip Day.

 It is hard to imagine where we would be without the invention of chocolate chips.

In 1937, Ruth Graves Wakefield, Whitman Massachusetts, while working at the Toll House Inn, added cut-up chunks of semi-sweet Nestle chocolate bar to a cookie recipe.  Due to the cookies being such a huge success, in 1939 Wakefield signed an agreement with Nestle to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging.  In exchange for the recipe, Wakefield would receive a lifetime supply of chocolate.    The Nestle brand Toll House cookies are named for the Inn.

A small chopping tool was initially included with the Nestle chocolate bars however in 1941, they, and…

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