Past in Perspective

All you need is love. But a little chocolate
now and then doesn’t hurt.
–Charles M. Schulz

The creation of the first chocolate bar is credited to Joseph Fry in 1847. Upon experimentation, he found that he could mold chocolate paste by adding melted cacao butter into Dutch cocoa. By 1868, this practice was expanded by a company called Cadbury which was making boxes of chocolate and selling them. This was followed by development in the types of chocolate, with milk chocolate being the first to hit the market through Nestle. Chocolate became such a phenomenon that during the Revolutionary War, soldiers’ rations included it as an essential and now, it has become a multi-billion-dollar industry.

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