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Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Morsels turn 75


This year, Nestlé Toll House is celebrating its Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsel’s 75th birthday.

Nestlé credits Ruth Wakefield Toll House with inventing chocolate chips. Wakefield ran the Toll House restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts. She broke a bar of Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate into tiny pieces and added them to dough expecting to create a chocolate cookie. Instead, the semi-sweet pieces held their shape and softened to a creamy texture. Wakefield's "Toll House Crunch Cookie" recipe was published in a Boston newspaper.

"Ruth Wakefield's unexpected discovery and invention of the chocolate chip cookie, the most popular cookie of all-time, is central to the tradition and heritage of the Nestlé Toll House brand," said Al Multari, president of the baking division at Nestlé, based in Solon, Ohio. "A baking innovator from the start, Nestlé Toll House products have inspired home bakers for 75 years, and that's just the beginning of its chocolate baking legacy."

In 1939, in an effort to make Wakefield's Toll House cookie recipe easier for bakers, Nestlé scored its semi-sweet chocolate bars into 160 right size pieces especially for Nestlé Toll House cookies. Shortly after, the ready-to-use teardrop shaped "morsels" were introduced.

Continuing its commitment to baking innovations, Nestlé Toll House is focusing on the future of chocolate baking with two new product introductions: Nestlé Toll House DelightFulls Filled Baking Morsels and Nestlé Toll House Frozen Cookie Dough.

Nestlé Toll House DelightFulls Filled Baking Morsels are available in four flavors: Milk Chocolate Caramel Filled DelightFulls, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled DelightFulls, Dark Chocolate Cherry Flavored Filled DelightFulls and Dark Chocolate Mint Filled DelightFulls.

Nestlé Toll House Frozen Cookie Dough will be available in the frozen aisle in four new varieties: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough.

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