A global cookie ambassador. Photo courtesy
This week marked the 25th anniversary of the signature chocolate chip cookie given to guests of DoubleTree hotels.
DoubleTree by Hilton launched its Cookie CAREavan in New York City by giving away 50,000 free cookies. It’s the first leg of a national 50-city road tour.
So if there’s a DoubleTree in your town, there’s a delicious free cookie coming to you soon.
The cookies are packed with chocolate chips, walnuts and rolled oats, and are nicely flavored with lemon juice and cinnamon.
Since 1986, the cookies have welcomed guests to the hotel. Today, at each of the more than 200 DoubleTree hotels and resorts on five continents, the cookies are baked fresh every day—to the tune of 30,000 chocolate chip cookies every month and more than 10,950,000 each year. The company is on its way to giving out its 300 millionth cookie.
One might say that the cookies are goodwill ambassadors to countries that aren’t familiar with them—from China and Costa Rica to Tanzania and Zanzibar.
DoubleTree has also donated more than one million cookies to deserving people (doctors, nurses, police and firefighters) and special groups (orphanages, food banks and shelters).
Hotel guests like the cookies so much that they are available online. You can treat yourself or send a tin for Father’s Day, at DoubleTreeCookies.com (or telephone 1.888.916.0097).
The cookies are certified kosher (dairy) by Star-D.
Follow the cross-country tour to find out when the Cookie CAREavan may be coming to your city.
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