Broken your New Year’s resolutions yet? Check out these inspiring (?) New Year’s resolutions from these famous individuals!
Jonathan Swift (author of Gullivan’s Travels): “Not to tell the same story over and over to the same People.”
Marilyn Monroe: “keep looking around me — only much more so —observing — but not only myself but others and everything — take things (it) for what they (it’s) are worth.”
Woody Guthrie: “Wash teeth if any…Write a song a day…Learn people better…”
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Welcome to blog post #100 at American Carepackage! Let’s celebrate our 100-day blog anniversary with more chocolate trivia.
1946 – Pull out a dime. Almond Joys are now available!
1950 – The Annabelle Candy Company (founded by Sam Altshuler and named after his daughter) starts selling the Rocky Road candy bar.
1970 – The Snickers Munch Bar is introduced. Check out this 1970s’ commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCzHOcbN8Ek
More fun chocolate trivia!
1907 – Hershey’s Kisses enter the chocolate scene.
1921 – The Peter Paul Manufacturing Company decides to sell something other than just rubber. Knights Knifty Knibbles are introduced. Oh! You might recognize the candy bar by its current name…Mounds.
1940 – The York Cone Company in York, Pennsylvania produces (you guessed it) the first York Peppermint Patti.
Ready to travel back with us to some more famous chocolatey dates? Ready…Set…Munch!
1930 – M&M Mars begins selling Snickers Bars. (The next time you eat a Snickers Bar, remember its namesake, Snickers…the Mars family’s much loved horse.)
1938 – Nestle Crunch makes a deliciously crunchy entrance…a new sensation for the tastebuds!
1939 – Toll House Inn’s Ruth Graves Wakefield cuts up a Nestle chocolate bar and adds it to a cookie recipe. The rest is history…Nestle asks to use Wakefield’s recipe on the packaging for Nestle chocolate bars in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
Welcome back for more chocolate trivia!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – In 1928, H.B. Reese introduces his Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup—the first of its kind.
3 Musketeers – Introduced in 1932, the 3 Musketeers bar contained three pieces with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors.
Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar – Selected by the U.S. government to be included in soldiers’ rations during World War II, this U.S. military chocolate continues to be the main chocolate inserted into military care packages.
Welcome back for some more chocolate trivia! Check out these interesting facts about two of your favorite chocolate candies:
Tootsie Rolls – Naming the beloved candy after his daughter (nicknamed Tootsie), Leo Hartsfield introduced the Tootsie Roll shortly after starting his own candy business in 1896. More than 100 years later, the Tootsie Roll recipe has stayed the same.
Baby Ruth – Tradition has it that this delicious candy, introduced in 1921 by the Curtiss Candy Company, was named after Ruth Cleveland (President Grover Cleveland’s daughter). Coincidentally, the year the candy bar was released, Babe Ruth’s fame was growing. Many believe the Curtiss Candy Company said they were naming the candy after Baby Ruth Cleveland to avoid having to pay the famous Babe Ruth any royalties on sales.
1765 – The first chocolate factory, Walter Baker Chocolate, is established in the U.S, bringing us the term baking chocolate.
1849 – San Francisco’s Gold Rush brings us one of chocolate’s best friends—Dominbro Ghirardelli.
1868 – California, welcome Etienne Guittard from Paris. We have him to thank for the delicious brand of Guittard chocolate.
1875 – Switzerland’s Daniel Peter perfects the taste of milk chocolate and goes into business with his good neighbor, Henri Nestle.
1900 – Milton Hershey, a successful caramel candy maker, founds his own chocolate factory in PA.
Wonder who makes the best chocolate chips? Check out these chocolate taste test results published in the San Diego Union Tribune. And the winner is…GUITTARD!