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.
To keep up with the project or to learn more, find them on Facebook:
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And most importantly, buy the chocolate and read up on it on their website:
They have also added historically recreated coffee and tea. I plan to put in an order soon.