May 15th is National Chocolate Chip day. So, chocolate chip cookie lovers rejoice!
Health Benefits of Chocolate
Chocolate, one of the most beloved sweet treats, can do more for you than just tickle your sweet tooth. Chocolate actually contains a number of elements that are good for your health, including:
- Flavonoids, which can help to rid the body of toxins and repair damage.
- Antioxidants, which can help the cells of the body resist free radical damage.
- Flavanols, which can improve vascular health, in addition to repairing damage and riding the body of toxins.
History of the Chocolate Chip Cookie
The chocolate chip cookie has long been a favorite among people throughout the world. Though it may seem like it has been around forever, it wasn’t actually created until the 1930s.
Here’s the story that is believed to describe how the chocolate cookie came about: Ruth Graves Wakerfield was baking cookies for her guests at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. She originally intended to make chocolate cookies, but when she her supply of baker’s chocolate ran out, she decided to add semi-sweet chocolate morsels to the batch. The chocolate did not melt into the cookies, as she intended, and hence the first chocolate chip cookies were made.
As you might have guessed, they were an immediate hit with her guests, and the rest is history! Today, some sources report that about 25% of all cookies baked in the U.S. are chocolate chip.
How Employers Can Offer Chocolate Chips to their Staff
Employee satisfaction is one of the top priorities of any employer. By offering your employees snacks that are both yummy and offer health benefits, you can improve their satisfaction. The addition of a vending machine that offers snacks, which contain chocolate chips is a sure-fire way to boost morale. The chocolate chip cookie is an excellent option for a vending machine snack.