Talvieno wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:39 pm
For sure, yes, but I'm having fun pointing out that Switzerland is far from being the only place that makes chocolate.
And they weren't the first either;
When chocolate was first discovered?
The creation of the first modern chocolate bar is credited to Joseph Fry, who in 1847 discovered that he could make a moldable chocolate paste by adding melted cacao butter back into Dutch cocoa. By 1868, a little company called Cadbury was marketing boxes of chocolate candies in England.
In the 1850s, Englishman Joseph Fry changed my life by adding more cocoa butter, rather than hot water, to cocoa powder and sugar. The world’s first solid chocolate was born.
In 1875, Daniel Peter and Henri Nestle added condensed milk to solid chocolate, creating a milk chocolate bar.
In 1879, Swiss chap Rudolphe Lindt invented the conch, a machine that rotated and mixed chocolate to a perfectly smooth consistency.
By 1907, Milton Hershey’s factory was spitting out 33 million kisses per day.
And so, in 1831, John expands to a four storey warehouse in Crooked Lane and starts commercially producing a range of drinking chocolates and cocoas. The following year he marries his second wife. They have seven children. Two of them, Richard and George will inherit the business. By 1842, John is selling 16 varieties of drinking chocolate and 11 different cocoas.
In 1847, the Cadbury brothers' booming business moves into a new, larger factory that’s more central and is connected to the canal. They now have access to all major British ports. They’re fortunate that the taxes that make cocoa so expensive are cut and so their main product becomes more affordable. And in 1854 Queen Victoria gives them their first Royal Warrant. Cadburys now have Royal brand approval.
In 1866, they invest in refining the cocoa to an essence ending the need for any adulteration. And it’s just in time to take advantage of the new middle class obsession with the chemicals in their food. The 1872 and 1875 Adulteration of Food Acts essentially gives free publicity to the Cadburys. They supplement this with an ad campaign based on the slogan ‘Absolutely Pure. Therefore Best’.
Richard makes the first British made chocolate boxes. He artistically adorns them with designs that will come to epitomise the Victorian/Edwardian era. They make their first Cadbury Easter Egg in 1875 (the ubiquitous cream one isn’t invented till 1971).
and google for the first quote