Five Chocolate Heroes

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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 TribuneAnd the winner is…GUITTARD!

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