Celebrated on December 28th
It wasn’t until 1828 that chocolate started being consumed in solid form. Up until then, it had always been a beverage. Often used for medicinal purposes.
There’s a lot of work that goes into making a Hershey’s chocolate bar. According to the book And Then God Made Chocolate! by Sherry-Marie Perguson, each cacao tree only produces enough beans to make 10 regular-sized Hershey’s bars a year.
The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the recipe to Nestle Toll House … for a lifetime supply of chocolate!