An Unexpected Surprise
One day, while preparing a batch of Butter Drop Do cookies, a favorite recipe dating back to Colonial days, Ruth cut a bar of our NESTLÉ® Semi-Sweet Chocolate into tiny bits and added them to her dough, expecting them to melt. Instead, the chocolate held its shape and softened to a delicately creamy texture.
A Favorite Was Born
The resulting creation became very popular at the Inn. Soon, Ruth's recipe was published in a Boston newspaper, as well as other papers in the New England area. Regional sales of our delicious NESTLÉ® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar skyrocketed. Eventually, the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Cookie recipe was printed on the wrapper of our Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar.
As the popularity of the original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® cookie continued to grow, we looked for ways to make it easier for people to bake. Soon, we began scoring the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar, and packaged it with a special chopper for easily cutting it into small morsels.
The World's First Morsels
Shortly after, in 1939, we began offering tiny pieces of chocolate in convenient, ready-to-use packages and that is how the first NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels were introduced.
Since they were first used by Ruth Wakefield in what would become the most popular cookie of all time, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Morsels have inspired millions of people to bake and share their cookies and their wonderful baking stories.