Did you know?
August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, a commemoration of America's favorite cookie. This may be hard to believe, but this classic cookie favorite was actually the product of an accident!
In 1938, Ruth Graves Wakefield, the baker and owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts ran out of baker's chocolate to make her cookies, so she decided to use a normal semi-sweet chocolate bar instead. The baker's chocolate would have just melted into the cookie dough, however, the chunks of semi-sweet chocolate did not mix with the dough, but filled the cookies with chunks of chocolate.
This fortunate accident was such a success that Ruth started her own company, Toll House, to sell her cookies. And there you have it... a business success story!