• August 4th is, officially, “Chocolate Chip Day” in the U.S.
  • A single chocolate chip can give you enough energy to walk 150 feet.
  • Milton Hershey, the founder of Hershey Chocolate, was supposed to go on the Titanic but cancelled last minute due to business issues.
  • The chocolate chips were created by accident:   In the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, added broken chocolate bar pieces into her cookie batter thinking that they would melt. Instead, the pieces stayed in their form but a bit gooey and very delicious. Thus were born – the chocolate chips.
  • The best-selling brand of chocolate chips is called Nestle Toll House after the Toll House restaurant where it was invented.
  • The chips melt best at temperatures between 104 and 113 °F (40 and 45 °C). The melting process starts at around 90 °F when the cocoa butter in the chips starts to heat. The cooking temperature must never exceed 115 °F (for milk and white) or 120 °F (for dark) or the chocolate will burn.
  • Chocolate chips were invented for use in the chocolate chip cookie recipe.
  • Did you know, you eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime?