Skip to comments.Candy Maker Releasing Historic Chocolate
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.
Dead old guy bump
American Revolution/Colonial History/ General Washington Chocolate ping list...freepmail me to get ON or OFF this list (jes' kiddin' 'biut the chocolate).
lol! I lived in the Ti/Crown Point area for a year. It's beautiful country.
here's to hoping they use sugar and not poly-syllabic sweetener.
Honey, this is breaking news to me!!!! Love my chocolate!
Neato. I'll try it!
NVA, thanks for the link!
UGH!!! You couldn't give me that link, say, two weeks before Mother's Day instead of two days?
Well, I just had a 'small' Snickers bar.
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 :)
And I thought this was another Ray Nagin thread ...
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!
Cradle of Chocolate?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.
by Roger Segelken
Oct. 8, 1998
"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."
Always make my day when ANY lady in red calls me "honey." But, best from you, sugar...
That is actually a good way to keep the tummy from making the growling noises, and a tasy one, too...
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.
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