17 Products That Were Invented by Accident
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Famously, chocolate chip cookies were a failed baking experiment. Legend has it that in 1930, Ruth Graves Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Mass., was trying to concoct a chocolate dessert and was pleasantly surprised when the chunks failed to melt into the batter as planned.
The details of this happy accident are sometimes disputed, with an argument made that the accomplished cook's discovery was more premeditated than accidental. What is not disputed, however, is that billions of chocolate chip cookies have been consumed around the world since that fateful day.Nestle, the Swiss-owned company that originally sold Wakefield's choice of chocolate bits and owns the Toll House trademark, has since grown into a global giant, posting sales of $105 billion last year. -- Written by Joe Mont in Boston. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joe Mont. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/josephmont. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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