Open A Sweet Mystery

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    [Note: This is a guessing game with minor role playing. It will start out easy and get harder, progressing whenever someone answers correctly. Everyone is free to join in. ]

    Hey Gumshoes! Zack here and I need your help! ACME Crime net just got a mysterious riddle. See if you can solve it:

    An accidental invention from a woman with a GRAVE name and who worked a Toll House. These sweet threats owe their popularity to a special ingredient that did not melt when it should.

    What is this treat, and what was the ingredient that did not melt?
     
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    Chocolate chips and the ingredient is cocoa powder?!?! (I'm not that much of a riddle solver)
     
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    That is... CORRECT! Partly.

    Chocolate Chip Cookies is right, but what was the exact type of chocolate that wouldn't melt?
     
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    @Zack would it be White Chocolate?
     
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    Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M's? (M&M's is supposed to "melt in your mouth, not in your hands." :)
     
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    You guys are getting warmer but still not right yet. Keep guessing!
     
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    I've figure it's not bittersweet chocolate...It's semisweet chocolate pieces?!?! Oh butterscotch what am I saying?!?! I give up Zack you win *grab herself a couple of carrot sticks and a bottled water*
     
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    What about high cocoa content dark chocolate?
     
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    Hello Jason. Hello everyone.

    According to what I just found on Yahoo!! answers, white chocolate melts first; then milk chocolate; then dark chocolate. But I will keep looking. :)
     
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    You could use chocolate milk or condensed milk; neither of those things would melt, due to their consistency. :)
     
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    So close, so close. You're almost there guys.

    Take a look at the clue again: An accidental invention from a woman with a GRAVE name and who worked a Toll House. These sweet threats owe their popularity to a special ingredient that did not melt when it should.

    What is this treat, and what was the ingredient that did not melt?

    One more clue: Jade was right that it is the Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Julie was closest to the second question by giving a brand.
     
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    Nestle!?!?!
     
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    OK, I wrote down this question, like I would for my "Carmen Sandiego" pages on Facebook, and here is what I found, using Google and Wikipedia.
    "The Toll House Inn of Whitman, MA, was established in 1930 by Terry and Ruth Graves Wakefield. Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies are named for the inn. Contrary to its name and the sign, which still stands despite the building burning down in 1984, the place was never a "toll house" and was built in 1817, not 1709. "Toll House" and "1709" was a marketing strategy.

    As far as the "mysterious" ingredient in the original recipe that did not melt correctly, it was a Nestle's Chocolate Bar." :)
     
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    Oh I'm so so sorry,Zack! I should have not give up on your riddle and then all the sudden my brain hit me and there I saw the last part of the riddle from you and I knew right away it was broken up chocolate pieces from Nestle that the accidental housewife made it famous!?!?!:(
     
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    Alrighty! Both @Julie Justice and @Jade get points for that. The answer is Nestle Chocolate Bar, which unlike baking chocolate that would have melted and created chocolate cookies, these stayed intact and became the first chocolate chip cookies.

    Next riddle found on crime net, see if you can figure this one out:

    Since 1866 these Sweets were created by a brother and used to speak your Heart's desire.

    What is the name of this treat, and what company makes them?
     
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    Sweethearts created by NECCO (the ones who created the wafers,that is.)
     
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    "Daniel Chase created Sweethearts -- the first conversation hearts -- in 1866 by devising a machine that would press food-dye-letters on the candy lozenges made famous by his brother and NECCO founder Oliver Chase."

    I found this info using Google. I first found it on a site about the food and candy, but I wasn't 100% sure it was accurate, so I looked up "sweethearts candy" and found the website for NECCO which is a [website removed] and all you have to do to find this little "blurb" is look under "History." :)
     
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    I'm sorry I missed both of these questions. They are both very interesting. Of course, everything melts correctly when I make chocolate chip cookies. Hahaha. Maybe I will make some chocolate cookies for my new friends at ACME. :)
     
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    Aww just missed this no worries, it has been a fun read though.
     
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    (I enjoy reading these. Good work, everyone and Zack for starting the game.)
     
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