Historic Chocolate

The Mars Company deserves major kudos for embracing and promoting the history of its product – chocolate.  A few years ago, working with food historians and Colonial Williamsburg, they recreated a chocolate that was as close as possible, following current FDA regulations, to the chocolate that was used in colonial America. This was a massive project and very impressive. If you haven’t run across it yet, there is plenty of information. Henry Ford just posted a great video walking you through the Mars presentation about the history of chocolate, love the props and seeing the process.

watch?v=-tUadbSBKPU&list=UUcIypi-g7eCgDPESDCUYy6g&index=9

To keep up with the project or to learn more, find them on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TheHistoricDivisionofMARS

Follow them on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Choc_History

And most importantly, buy the chocolate and read up on it on their website:
http://www.americanheritagechocolate.com

They have also added historically recreated coffee and tea. I plan to put in an order soon.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

One thought on “Historic Chocolate”

  1. I was at the opening of Charlton’s Coffee House in Williamsburg in November 2009 when this chocolate debuted and it was really good. I’m so happy there’s a place to get more!

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