National Chocolate Chip Day

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2024 DateMay 15, 2024
2025 DateMay 15, 2025

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National Chocolate Chip Day History

National Chocolate Chip Day celebrates of one of the most popular and versatile ingredients in a range of desserts and snacks. this observance unites chocolate lovers in their appreciation of delectable treats and raises awareness about the various uses and recipes that feature these irresistible morsels of chocolate goodness. From chocolate chip cookies to decadent muffins and creamy ice cream, National Chocolate Chip Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge your taste buds and satisfy your cravings while enjoying the cultural, historical, and culinary significance of chocolate chips.

The history of the chocolate chip can be traced back to 1937 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of Whitman, Massachusetts, co-owner of the Toll House Inn, cut up a Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate bar to add to her cookie recipe, resulting in the iconic chocolate chip cookie, which has since become a staple in kitchens worldwide. Wakefield's invention of the chocolate chip sparked the creation of an endless variety of other delightful chocolate chip-infused treats that continue to tantalize our taste buds today.

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day by baking some scrumptious chocolate chip cookies, enjoying a warm, gooey chocolate chip brownie, or simply nibbling on a handful of these delightful morsels straight from the bag. National Chocolate Chip Day is observed on May 15th every year.

National Chocolate Chip Day facts

  • One serving of chocolate chips (1 tbsp) has enough calories (70) to provide enough energy for an adult to walk 150 feet.
  • According to a 2016 survey by Mondelez International, 45% of Canadians preferred a chocolate chip cookie over other types of cookies, making it the most popular cookie choice in the country.
  • In 2020, a Canadian bakery named "Craig's Cookies" won the title of "Toronto's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie" in a city-wide competition.

Top things to do in Canada for National Chocolate Chip Day

  • Visit a candy store, they may be offering special deals to celebrate the day.
  • Invite friends over for a night of sweets. Supply chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip ice cream, maybe even a chocolate fountain.
  • Participate in the Chocolate Chip Pie Contest held in Halifax. This contest challenges participants to create the best chocolate chip pie recipe, using any type of crust and filling they choose.
  • Compete in the Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition. Held in Ottawa, this baking contest invites amateur and professional bakers to submit their best chocolate chip cookie recipe for a chance to win prizes and be crowned the ultimate cookie champion.

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