Real Chocolate


What is REAL Chocolate?
To put it simply, it either is real chocolate, or it isn’t. In order to ensure that food manufacturers are consistent and honest, the U.S. Government has determined Standards of Identity for many foods you eat. For Chocolate, this standard requires that it is made using Cocoa Butter. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Morsels that you bake with and enjoy in NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough are always made using the finest ingredients, and always made with cocoa butter.


What is NOT Real Chocolate and How to Spot It
Some chocolate manufacturers compromise quality and use cocoa butter alternatives like those derived from coconut oil, palm oil, and shea oil. Because this does not meet the Standard of Identity for chocolate, these products will be called “Chocolatey,” or “Chocolate Flavored,” or use “Chocolate Coating.” Watch out for these names, as they are a tell-tale sign that the product is not using real chocolate.

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Why should you demand real chocolate?
The saying that chocolate just “melts in your mouth” has science behind it. The cocoa butter in real chocolate naturally melts at the temperature in your mouth: 98.6°F. This helps the flavor fill your tastebuds immediately and give you the indulgent enjoyment you expect from chocolate. “Chocolate” without cocoa butter doesn’t have this melting point, so you’d miss out on that decadent, melty sensation.

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Why choose NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate?
Beyond choosing real chocolate, why should you choose NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® chocolate? We pride ourselves on creating the highest quality and best tasting chocolate. This starts at the beginning of the chocolate making process, with a proprietary formulation based on the origin of the cocoa beans. This ensures consistency of our rich chocolate flavor.

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