What is world first chocolate?

What is world first chocolate?

World Chocolate Day: History of chocolate, from beverage to chocolate bar. Also, know about some of the unusual flavours of chocolate and its health benefits.

When was chocolate candy invented?

Credit goes to Joseph Fry who created the world’s first chocolate candy bar using cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and sugar in 1847.

Where is chocolate come from?

Chocolate comes from cacao beans, which grew on trees in Central America and South America starting probably about 100 million years ago. Cacao trees may have gotten their start on the lower slopes of the Andes Mountains. Cacao trees can only live in hot, rainy places near the Equator.

When did chocolate come to England?

After a spin around the fashionable courts of early modern Europe, chocolate arrived in Britain in the 17th century, with parlours where men (and only men) could drink it as they chatted and gambled.

When was chocolate milk invented?

According to the Natural History Museum in Britain, that credit goes to Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish botanist. Sloane spent some time in Jamaica in the early 1700s, where the local people gave him cocoa to drink. “He found it ‘nauseous’ but by mixing it with milk made it more palatable,” the museum says.

Who invented Hershey?

Milton S. Hershey
The Hershey Company/Founders

The Hershey Company traces its origins to the 1880s, when Milton S. Hershey founded the Lancaster Caramel Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After seeing German-made chocolate-processing machinery at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, Hershey decided to go into the chocolate business.

When did chocolate originate?

What Is the Birthplace of Chocolate? Archaeologists have discovered the earliest traces of cacao in pottery used by the ancient Mayo-Chinchipe culture 5,300 years ago in the upper Amazon region of Ecuador.

When was milk chocolate invented?

Swiss chocolatier Daniel Peter is generally credited for adding dried milk powder to chocolate to create milk chocolate in 1876. But it wasn’t until several years later that he worked with his friend Henri Nestle and they created the Nestle Company and brought milk chocolate to the mass market.

When was chocolate first used?

In 1847, British chocolatier J.S. Fry and Sons created the first chocolate bar molded from a paste made of sugar, chocolate liquor and cocoa butter. Swiss chocolatier Daniel Peter is generally credited for adding dried milk powder to chocolate to create milk chocolate in 1876.

When was chocolate first introduced to Europe?

Chocolate arrived in Europe during the 1500s, likely brought by both Spanish friars and conquistadors who had traveled to the Americas.

How was chocolate first served in London?

Despite the later cocoa cluster around St James’s, London’s first chocolate house was in Queen’s Head Alley near Bishopsgate in the City of London. In 1657, a Frenchman opened the premises, luring Londoners in with the promise of an “excellent West India drink”. And so, London’s hot chocolate craze began.