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Old 27.10.2011, 13:07
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Re: Chocolate chip

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But presumably they'd be made from American 'chocolate' too?
Actually, Swiss:

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The chocolate chip cookie was accidentally developed by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1930. She owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts, a very popular restaurant that featured home cooking in the 1930s.

Wakefield is said to have been making chocolate cookies and on running out of regular baker's chocolate, substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate from Nestlé thinking that they would melt and mix into the batter. They did not and the chocolate chip cookie was born. Wakefield sold the recipe to Nestlé in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate chips. Every bag of Nestlé chocolate chips sold in North America has a variation (butter vs. margarine is now a stated option) of her original recipe printed on the back.
Nestle are definitely the dominant chips in the U.S.

It's from Wikipedia but it's OK- Hoppy hasn't been around for a while .
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