Consumers are seeking indulgent items to enjoy at any time, and the dessert category is projected to grow to $20.8 billion by 2022.1 Nestlé Professional, Solon, Ohio, is offering operators even more options for meeting diner demand with the launch of NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookie Spread.
The new product comes ready to eat refrigerated or frozen and can be featured in desserts, entrées and snacks for any daypart.
“Patrons also are interested in nostalgic, Instagram-worthy dishes,1 and 43% associate NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® with childhood memories.2 Inspired by the original NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® scratch chocolate chip cookie recipe, the spread is made with NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® 100% real chocolate morsels and has no artificial colors or preservatives,” says Gina Tohme, Nestlé Professional marketing manager, Branded Foods – Desserts and Handhelds.
Applications include mixing it into baked goods or frozen treats, adding it as a topping for waffles and other hot foods, and serving it on the side as a dip. To showcase the many ways to use NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookie Spread, Nestlé Professional in-house chefs have developed multiple recipe concepts, including:
• Inside Out Mexican Hot Chocolate Chip Cookies: Cookies baked with a spicy blend of sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and ancho powder turn into cookie sandwiches with the spread as a filling
• NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Skyscraper Pancakes: The spread gets whisked into the batter of these pancakes, which are topped with peanut butter and chocolate sauces, whipped cream and cookie crumbles
• NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cream Pie: In this cool and creamy no-bake pie, the spread is added to cheesecake filling and garnished with whipped cream and cookie crumbles
“We’re helping our customers evolve their menus and create innovative treats with our unique product,” adds Tohme. “It’s amazing to see how NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookie Spread transforms from scoopable when frozen to spreadable when refrigerated—it even melts when it’s served on something warm. Its buttery taste puts a new twist on our beloved chocolate chip cookies, and it’s a crave-worthy ingredient that can attract cookie lovers.”
Operators can learn more and find additional culinary inspiration at www.nestleprofessional.us/food/nestle-toll-house.
About Nestlé Professional:
Nestlé Professional is dedicated to being an inspiring growth partner that delivers creative branded food and beverage solutions, enabling foodservice operators to delight their consumers. From on-trend culinary items to innovative beverage systems, Nestlé Professional meets the needs of foodservice operators while satisfying the tastes of the out-of-home consumer.
Nestlé Professional is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland—the world’s largest food company—with sales of more than $98 billion.
For foodservice product news and information, visit www.nestleprofessional.us.
1Technomic Dessert Menu Opportunity, December 2017.