If you love chocolate and you love history, you’ve come to the right place!

Captain Newark Jackson opened up a chocolate shop in Boston’s North End in the 1740s. He was a member of the Old North Church and a successful mariner and merchant. His wife Amey Jackson maintained their home and shop while raising their children. This blog is written in celebration of her role in the family chocolate business and the importance of the female influence in domestic and business life.

Check back regularly for new recipes, musings on chocolate and colonial life, and updates from Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop. We’re located on the campus of Old North. Stop by for live demonstrations of 18th century chocolate-making and to taste colonial drinking chocolate!


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