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Candy Maker Releasing Historic Chocolate
AP via ABC Philly ^ | May 11, 2006 | Anon AP Candy Stringer

Posted on 05/11/2006 5:27:43 PM PDT by Pharmboy

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) - May 11, 2006 - Chocolate was more than a treat for the Continental Army – it was their MRE's.

Rodney Snyder, a historian for candy maker Mars, Incorporated, says the soldiers in the Continental Army would have a couple of cups of hot chocolate in the morning and be good until lunch. He says chocolate was a staple of Revolutionary War rations. Mars is out with a new line of products based on old recipes. American Heritage Chocolate was introduced at a historic fort in upstate New York yesterday.

The products will be sold at just a handful of sites, including the Smithsonian's Museum of American History in Washington and Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: americanhistory; chocolate; chocolatecity; ct; de; ga; ma; mars; md; museum; nc; nh; nj; ny; pa; revwar; ri; sc; smithsonian; va; virginia; williamsburg
Plenny of freepers like chocolate, and plenny of freepers like the RevWar, so this seemed perfect. I ALMOST put it in Breaking News, but I restrained myself.
1 posted on 05/11/2006 5:27:47 PM PDT by Pharmboy
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To: Peanut Gallery; Valin; bentfeather; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it

Dead old guy bump


2 posted on 05/11/2006 5:29:26 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (The economy is just terrible. My staff has "only" tripled in 18 months.)
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To: indcons; Chani; thefactor; blam; aculeus; ELS; Doctor Raoul; mainepatsfan; timpad; ...

American Revolution/Colonial History/ General Washington Chocolate ping list...freepmail me to get ON or OFF this list (jes' kiddin' 'biut the chocolate).


3 posted on 05/11/2006 5:31:08 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must)
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To: Pharmboy

lol! I lived in the Ti/Crown Point area for a year. It's beautiful country.


4 posted on 05/11/2006 5:34:22 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Pharmboy

here's to hoping they use sugar and not poly-syllabic sweetener.


5 posted on 05/11/2006 5:34:40 PM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20)
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To: Pharmboy
American Heritage Chocolate
6 posted on 05/11/2006 5:45:52 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Too soon to remember??? How about TOO SOON TO FORGET!" from Mr. Silverback)
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To: Pharmboy
Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store (Web Mail Order)
7 posted on 05/11/2006 5:52:01 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Too soon to remember??? How about TOO SOON TO FORGET!" from Mr. Silverback)
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To: Cailleach; nnn0jeh

ping


8 posted on 05/11/2006 5:56:36 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Pharmboy

Honey, this is breaking news to me!!!! Love my chocolate!


9 posted on 05/11/2006 5:58:10 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Pharmboy

Neato. I'll try it!


10 posted on 05/11/2006 6:03:48 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer ("I'm a millionaire thanks to the WTO and "free trade" system--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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To: NonValueAdded

NVA, thanks for the link!


11 posted on 05/11/2006 6:21:45 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must)
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To: Pharmboy
Google Search: mmm chocolate, result=
12 posted on 05/11/2006 6:28:25 PM PDT by scott says
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To: NonValueAdded

UGH!!! You couldn't give me that link, say, two weeks before Mother's Day instead of two days?


13 posted on 05/11/2006 7:41:25 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Pharmboy
"I ALMOST put it in Breaking News, but I restrained myself."

Well, I just had a 'small' Snickers bar.

14 posted on 05/11/2006 7:52:04 PM PDT by blam
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To: Pharmboy
MMMMMMMMM

Historic Chocolate

15 posted on 05/11/2006 7:56:53 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I will hold my government to the intent of the Founders...whether it likes it or not!)
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To: Pharmboy

OH BOY! I am going to be in Williamsburg next month for the Under the RedCoat event... June 23-25 Open to the public...Gonna have to grab some :)


16 posted on 05/11/2006 8:05:18 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Mr. Franklin, what form of customes did you create in Tiajunna? A beeber, Madam, if you can stune it)
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To: Pharmboy

And I thought this was another Ray Nagin thread ...


17 posted on 05/11/2006 9:11:17 PM PDT by TheRealDBear
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To: Pharmboy

Living 20 miles down wind from Hershey, PA, I can tell you that there it's something special when the chocolate workers come out at noon for lunch.

The air is rich with the smell of chocolate!


18 posted on 05/11/2006 9:13:53 PM PDT by airborne (Satan's greatest trick was convincing people he doesn't exist.)
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To: Pharmboy
no doubt this is a dead link:
Cradle of Chocolate?
by Roger Segelken
Oct. 8, 1998
Digging through history to a time before agriculture, archaeologists from Cornell University and the University of California at Berkeley have found evidence of a village that was continuously occupied from 2000 B.C. to A.D. 1000 as well as hints to the secret of the community's remarkable longevity.

"My guess is, it all comes down to chocolate," says John S. Henderson, professor of anthropology at Cornell and co-director, together with Rosemary Joyce of Berkeley, of the archaeological dig at Puerto Escondido, Honduras. The type of ceremonial pottery uncovered by the archaeologists points to that region of Mesoamerica as a possible "Cradle of Chocolate."

19 posted on 05/11/2006 10:51:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ladyinred

Always make my day when ANY lady in red calls me "honey." But, best from you, sugar...


20 posted on 05/12/2006 4:32:19 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must)
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To: Pharmboy

That is actually a good way to keep the tummy from making the growling noises, and a tasy one, too...


21 posted on 05/12/2006 8:07:56 AM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: Pharmboy

Sounds good!


22 posted on 05/16/2006 6:14:51 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Blue Jays
Hi All-

The caffeine in the chocolate probably helped keep the soldiers alert. My understanding is that there is a chemical property in chocolate that also enhances mood.

~ Blue Jays ~

23 posted on 05/18/2006 5:03:46 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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