1. The United States, during World War II, thought chocolate was a source
of nourishment and immediately assigned Milton S. Hershey to make small
sizes of chocolate for the soldiers to carry.
2. According to the National Candy Buyers Brands Survey, Snickers is
the most loved candy bar in the United States. To many it is the All-American
3. John Hanan introduced chocolate to the United States in 1765. He
brought cocoa beans from the West Indies into Dorchester, Massachusetts.
He made the first chocolate factory with help from Dr. James Baker.
4. Chocolate was not really accepted by the Americans until American
fishermen accepted cocoa beans as pay for cargo in tropical America.
5. Harry Levene of London, England, has a collection of about 50,000
candy bar wrappers from about 93 different countries. He has the most wrappers
from Germany in his collection, with 7,778 wrappers and 347 brands. Spain
follows closely with 147 brands. According to Levene, the country with the
worst tasting bar is Rumania, followed by Costa Rica, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia.
He says the best chocolate is from Switzerland
6. Richard Cadbury invented the heart-shaped Valentine's Day chocolate
box in 1861.
7. Tobler-Suchard's most famous bar is Toblerone. It is shaped like
the Swiss Alps. Theodore Tobler first invented the bar in 1908 with his
cousin Emil Baumann. Today, it sells in over 100 countries.