May 15, 2018 / By Donna Reist, Marketing Specialist

National Chocolate Chip Day – May 15, 2018

Miller-Valentine Associates spent some time today enjoying National Chocolate Chip Day.

A friendly “Chocolate Chip” cookie contest was held in celebration of the day, with two newly hired and one veteran Associate judging the cookies, ranking them for:

A homemade chocolate chip cookie and a cold glass of milk…. What a great afternoon break!

For those wondering, according to the National Day Calendar website:
In 1937, Ruth Graves Wakefield of Whitman Massachusetts must have been curious what a little bit of chocolate would add to her cookies. While working at the Toll House Inn, she added cut-up chunks of semi-sweet Nestle chocolate bar to a cookie recipe.  The cookies were a huge success and in 1939 Wakefield signed an agreement with Nestle to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging.  In exchange for the recipe, Wakefield received a lifetime supply of chocolate.  The Nestle brand Toll House cookies were named for the Inn.

Nestle initially included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars. Starting in 1941, Nestle and other competitors started selling the chocolate in chip or morsel form.