Chocolate chips were invented in 1933 by Ruth Graves Wakefield at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. Ruth was making chocolate cookies for her guests, but she ran out of baker's chocolate. She substituted a chopped up bar of semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate, which didn't completely melt during baking. The cookies were a huge success, and a legend was born.
How to best commemorate Chocolate Chip day? I asked Tony for his ideas (because he loves to help with projects like this), and he thought it would be nice to incorporate ice cream too. Never a bad idea! We decided to compare several different types of chocolate chips, so we went to Whole Foods and bought a small quantity of each of the three types they had in their bulk section:
- miniature semi-sweet chocolate
- organic dark chocolate
- nondairy carob chips
I added some of each type of chips to my bowl of ice cream, along with some M&Ms, and mixed everything together. Mmmmmmm! I really enjoyed eating the different types of chocolate in each bite. It didn't take long for me to polish off the bowl. I wonder if I'll be hungry for dinner?