The recipe for Cookie Dough Bites® dates back to the mid-1990s — people from all over wanted a delicious cookie dough candy — yet it simply did not exist. The bakers and candy makers at Taste of Nature, Inc (also known as TON) brainstormed and tested and tinkered and tried tirelessly over and over until they got the secret recipe JUST RIGHT. The milk chocolate had to have just the right amount of creaminess and of course, the cookie dough — well, that had to be the same as the kind we all lick out of the bowl, right? And then FINALLY, after sooooo long, in 1997 Cookie Dough Bites® went on sale for the first time! Fans declared that “the taste was incredible!” and the hard workers at TON breathed a tremendous sigh of relief — they had developed an egg-free cookie dough candy that was totally delicious and safe to eat. And so the story goes…. Cookie Dough Bites® were born.