Monthly Archives: November 2014

Chocolate ~ a Good Thing for Thanksgiving

We are all familiar with Thanksgiving Day advertisements, usually for delicious food items we should purchase to cook at home or pre-cooked meals that take the pressure off during the holiday. I recently discovered that on November 1, 1813, in the Boston Gazette, chocolate was advertised for the first time as a Thanksgiving related item! Mr. […]

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Chocolate “Cake”

When people of today first think of chocolate, they often think of delicious chocolate cake! However, a “cake” of chocolate in colonial Boston was very different from the chocolate cake we enjoy today. In colonial Boston, chocolate was available to the consumer in the form of a hard cake, which was a ball of solid chocolate weighing two to […]

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