Let’s Talk About Chocolate!

Since 1978, Famous 4th Street Cookies has been making our famous Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hershey’s Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips.  Have you tried them?  They are amazing!

Milton S. Hershey founded the Lancaster Caramel Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the 1880s. He attended the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, and saw a German-made chocolate-processing machinery.  Hershey then decided to go into the chocolate business. In 1900 he sold the Lancaster Caramel Company and began the manufacture milk chocolate bars. In 1903, Milton Hershey began work on a new factory in Derry Township, Pennsylvania. It then became the world’s largest chocolate-manufacturing plant.

According to Hershey’s website, Hershey’s SemiSweet Chocolate Chips are 40% cocoa?  The sugar used in making these chocolate chips is usually a combination of beet and cane sugar.  Famous 4th Street Cookie uses Hersehy’s SemiSweet Chocolate Chips because they are delicious and clean label (no artificial flavor or ingredients). Our Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies are also clean label with ingredients that you would find in your own kitchen.  

Cocoa “beans” are seeds from the fruit of the cacao tree.  These trees grow primarily near the Equator in tropical areas. The seeds grow inside a pod and are covered with white pulp.  These seeds are used to make Chocolate Liquor:  Cocoa beans are shelled and then fermented, roasted and ground until they liquefy.  Cocoa butter and cocoa solids make up this liquid; both naturally present in the bean.  Cocoa Butter is a natural fat from the cocoa bean.  Chocolate is made when chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, sugar, lecithin, (An emulsifier) and vanilla are mixed together.  Manufacturers then add milk, fruit, and nuts according to their own recipes.  Semisweet Chocolate: is required in the US to contain at least 35% chocolate liquor. Most semisweet chocolate contains 35 to 45 percent chocolate liquor. Semisweet chocolate is often referred to as dark chocolate.  There is no specific amount of sugar required for chocolate known as semi-sweet. However, semisweet usually refers to chocolate with no more than 50% sugar


The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company make more chocolate chip cookies than all other cookie flavors combined.  We are focused on baking you the best.  Try our best selling Gold Gift Box of 18 Chocolate Chip for yourself or give as a gift.  You will be Famous with your family and friends!


Box of 18 Chocolate Chip Cookies
Box of 18 Chocolate Chip

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