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Richardson’s Candy Kitchen, National Chocolate Day

October 28, 2021

Come celebrate with Richardsons! 

Fall Seasonal Square

A seasonal selection of our finest handmade chocolates wrapped in a festive holiday box! Sixteen pieces of our favorite assorted chocolates ensures there will be a little something for everyone.
Fall Seasonal Square

No tricks in our Halloween Gift Box — just spooktacular treats!

Besides holiday classics like candy corn, jelly pumpkins and goulish ghosts wrapped in foil, this collection includes our milk chocolate pumpkin pops and festive chocolate covered oreos — delicious handmade sweets to get you in the holiday spirit!

Halloween To Go!

Our Halloween To-Go Box is available in-store as well as for curbside pick-up — or you can have it shipped directly to your doorstep. The fastest way to place your order is online or you can call us during store hours at 413-772-0443.

We offer handmade creams, truffles, mints, cordials, buttercrunch, caramels, nut clusters and our famous dixies, as well as chocolate covered orange peel, ginger, apricots and pretzels. Our own fudge is cooked 100 pounds at a time in an antique copper kettle. We still use the founder’s original recipe!

HISTORY OF NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY

The history of chocolate goes back 2,500 years. Aztecs loved their newly discovered liquid chocolate to the extent that they believed Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, literally bestowed it upon them. Cacao seeds acted as a form of currency. And this was back in the “bitter” chocolate days — before they added sugar! Once chocolate turned sweet — in 16th-century Europe — the masses caught on and turned chocolate into a powerhouse treat.

Several present-day chocolate companies began operations in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Cadbury started in England by 1868. Milton S. Hershey, 25 years later, purchased chocolate processing equipment at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago He started the company by producing chocolate-coated caramels. Nestlé, dating back to the 1860s, has grown into one of the largest food conglomerates in the world.

Details

Date:
October 28, 2021

Venue

Richardson’s Candy Kitchen
500 Greenfield Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
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Phone:
(413) 772-0443
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