Monthly Archives: April 2014

Yankee Magazine names us “Best Chocolate Fix” in New England!

Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop has been recognized as a 2014 “Editor’s Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, on newsstands now. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. For 38 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide […]

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American Heritage Chocolate Banana Bread

When it comes to comfort foods, nothing is more satisfying than chocolate and warm banana bread. Today I thought I would try something a little different by adding a bit of American Heritage Chocolate to my banana bread. Taking my hand food processor, I chopped four of the American Heritage chocolate sticks, creating 1/3c of […]

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Did you know? Chocolate consumption dates back 3500 years!

For thousands of years before the Spanish Conquest of the New World, the Mesoamerican peoples were drinking chocolate. Chocolate, as a beverage, was enjoyed by all social classes, especially the warriors and the nobility.  It was also used as part of most religious ceremonies. It’s thought that the Olmec were the first to domesticate the cacao […]

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Tea, Coffee and Chocolate

The three drinks we all take for granted – tea, coffee, and chocolate – were all introduced in England in the early 1700s and quickly made their way into the homes and businesses here in Boston. While coffee and tea are still a big part of our diet today, I had no clue that chocolate […]

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A Special Easter Treat: Chocolate Meringues

Growing up, every holiday my grandmother made us a very special treat, her incredible meringues. A light delicious dry cookie made with eggs and sugar and whipped together and set in the oven over night sometimes chocolate was added, other times walnuts. My favorite is when she added both! In the 18th century there were […]

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American Heritage Chocolate

Here at Captain Jackson’s we serve our guests the American Heritage Historic Chocolate Drink. Perfected by Mars Incorporated, drinking chocolate is chocolate blended with a special mix of spices infused with hot water and served as a beverage. 18th century Bostonians did not eat their chocolate as we do today. Visit Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate […]

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Greetings from the Hearth of Captain Jackson’s Historical Chocolate Shop

I’ll be sharing the history and essence of chocolate from the North End of Boston. Do you love chocolate? I know I do! I can’t resist it. Have you ever wondered where chocolate came from and how long human beings have been enjoying chocolate? Let’s find out together. After all, chocolate is more American than […]

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Welcome to our new blog!

The Old North Church is thrilled to launch its new blog devoted to all things chocolate and colonial in honor of the success of our Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, which opened in April 2013. Although the chocolate shop is named after Captain Jackson,  a colonial North End chocolatier and pew owner at Old North, […]

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