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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Who Invented Chocolate?

Chocolate – made from cacao seeds – for eating (as distinct from drinking which appeared somewhere in the 17th Century) had been known in France and Italy, but the first bars of chocolate were made in a factory set up by Francois – Louis Cailler at Vevey, Switzerland, in 1819.
In 1826 Fry’s of England, were producing Chocolate lozenges’ for medicinal purposes. In 1842 John Cadbury, of Birmingham, started to sell ‘French eating chocolate’ by the slab. Fry’s introduced their chocolate cream stick in 1853.
The first box of chocolates was made by Cadbury’s in 1866, and the first milk chocolate was manufacturing by Daniel Peter, Cailler’s son-in-law, in 1873.


A J FRENCH June 13, 2008 at 9:43 AM  

interesting reading - here is some "further reading"