Did You Know – Chips Ahoy Cookies

Did you know that America’s #1 best selling chocolate chip cookie was introduced in 1963? Nabisco said the name Chips Ahoy was inspired by an old marine warning, Ships Ahoy.

Nabisco claimed they had 1,000 chocolate chips in every bag back in 1996, so a third grade class decided to count them. They came up with 680 chocolate chips and wrote Nabisco in protest.

Nabisco said that the kids had only counted the chocolate chips on the top of the cookie, so the kids dissolved the cookies in water and found there were actually 1,181 chocolate chips in the bag of cookies. Because of this, sales for the cookie jumped up by 20%.


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  1. Interesting! But I have to say that my favorite store bought cookie is still an Oreo! I made chocolate chip/chocolate chunk cookies this weekend. My problem with them is that I cannot stop eating them. Sigh.


  2. haha I can picture all the little kids sitting around counting the chocolate chips! I thought at first they were eating them and that’s why they came up short lol


  3. Chips Ahoy happens to be an all time favorite. Somehow I associate them with the beach (probably because Mama packed them as a treat on family beach trips). But whatever – I LOVE them. And that’s without ever counting the chips! Anywhoo, thank for another learning lesson. I really like learning stuff and this was fun! And now I’m going to get a cookie.


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