Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Richardson’s Candy Kitchen, National Chocolate Day

October 28

Come celebrate with Richardsons! 

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

Venue

Richardson’s Candy Kitchen
500 Greenfield Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
+ Google Map
Phone:
(413) 772-0443
View Venue Website