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Number of billions of individual chocolate chips (originally known as “morsels”) that the Nestlé company sells annually. Chocolate chips are famous as the critical ingredient in Toll House cookies, invented in the 1930s by Ruth Wakefield who co-owned The Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. In 1939 Wakefield sold the rights to Nestlé to reprint the recipe on its packages, reportedly for $1 and free chocolate for life.

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