Celebrity chef Ina Garten smiling.
Ina Garten's Favorite Brand Of Chocolate Chips Is A Nostalgic Favorite

Ina Garten is a connoisseur of crowd-pleasing comfort food and entertaining, and her preferred brand of chocolate chips might already be in your cabinet: Nestlé Toll House.

On the Ask Ina section of her website, Garten was asked about her favorite chocolate chunks to use in cookies, and she revealed her preference for the classic brand.

Chocolate chips and chunks are both popular choices for cookies, but they’re not interchangeable. Chunks are more likely to turn melty in your cookies.

Your cookies may be slightly flatter and gooier since the chocolate inclusions lose their structure in the oven. Chocolate chunks can provide more balance to a sweet cookie.

Garten's recipe happens to call for chocolate chunks. If you're developing your own recipe, your decision about what to use depends on your tastes.