PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – They are great in cookies, ice cream and even on their own – and today we celebrate them! Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you.

Today is National Chocolate Chip Day.

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Chocolate chips have been around since 1941, and they come in a variety of flavors.

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Bittersweet, semi-sweet, mint, white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white and dark swirled.

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If you have children, this might be a good excuse to indulge and make some chocolate chip cookies today.