Tag: Chocolate Chip

5 Ways to Celebrate World Chocolate Day

July 7 is one of our favorite days of the year at Cornerstone Cookie Gifts – World Chocolate Day! In honor of the holiday, we’ve listed five fun facts about chocolate you probably didn’t know:

  1. The scientific name for cacao tree is “Theobroma cacao,” which translates to, “cacao, food of the Gods.”
  2. Approximately 100 pounds of chocolate is consumed in the United States every second (USA Today).
  3. Chocolate milk can speed up the recovery process after exercise (Medicine and Sports Science).
  4. It takes roughly 400 cacao beans to make one pound of chocolate.
  5. The consumption of dark chocolate can reduce the risk of heart disease by one-third (Live Science).

Now for the sweeter information – here are five treats you can order from Cornerstone Cookie Gifts to celebrate the holiday on July 7:

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie

Double Chocolate Chunk Brownie Double Chocolate Chunk Brownie

Brownie Assortment Brownie Assortment

Chocolate Velvet Cake Chocolate Velvet CakeAtlanta Only

 Chocolate Chocolate CupcakeAtlanta Only

We hope you choose to celebrate the holiday with Cornerstone Cookie Gifts! Contact us to discuss and specific order instructions.

The Origin of the Chocolate Chip

It’s amazing how the smallest, most common morsels we use/consume often go unnoticed and aren’t thought about much. In celebration of National Chocolate Chip Day May 15, we are taking you back to 1937 when the first chocolate chip was created with the invention of chocolate chip cookies. The name Ruth Graves Wakefield might not mean much to you, but rest assured this woman has warmed your heart and been the source of your gratitude many times over the years. A resident of Whitman, Massachusetts at the Toll House Inn, Ruth crafted the first chocolate chip cookie when she cut up a Nestlé chocolate bar and added it to her cookies. Her recipe was such a hit that she and Nestlé reached an agreement to place her recipe on the company’s packaging.

And here we are, over 80 years later, still developing innovative ways to incorporate chocolate chips into sweet treats and other recipes. Some of our claim-to-fame chocolate chip treats are below. How will you choose to celebrate and appreciate National Chocolate Chip Day May 15?

Chocolate Chip Cookie   Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie   Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Espresso Chocolate Chip   Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownies