I always like seeing a bag of limited edition chocolate chips pop up on grocer store shelves around the holidays, and seeing Nestle’s seasonal Tollhouse Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels was no exception. Flavored chips promise a little departure from standard chocolate chips in a form that is just as easy to incorporate into a cake or cookie dough. The problem is that not all of them live up to these expectations, often having artificial flavors that make them taste slightly off. That is not the case with these at all.
The Tollhouse Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels are a mixture of about 2/3 dark chocolate chips and 1/3 mint chips. It is an incredibly good mix of flavors that can be eaten straight out of the bag or incorporated into a recipe. The mint pieces are creamy and taste strongly of fresh mint on their own. The dark chocolate is smooth, with great cocoa notes, and isn’t too sweet. They balance each other beautifully and their combined flavor is like that of an Andes chocolate after dinner mint. The chips melt well and their flavors hold up after baking. These are definitely tasty (even on their own straight from the bag) and, if you’re a mint fan or just want to do a little mint-infused brownie, cookie or cupcake baking, definitely keep an eye out for these on the baking aisle.