I know, I'm sounding old and I'm feeling old. But I was a student in France at a time when there was not a chocolate chip to be found, other than in one or two shops in Paris. And really, why should there have been?
(Photo courtesy of the excellent French cooking blog Goumandises)
...but they've never stopped me, nor my daughters, from making a mean chocolate chip cookie.
I can't help but feel that some homesick bloggers need to put things in their proper perspective from time to time.
Get a grip. Relativisez. At least you can buy chocolate chips!