9781596293533

The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596293533

  • ISBN10:

    1596293535

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-23
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

In 1765, Dr. James Baker of Dorchester stumbled upon Irishman John Hannon crying on the banks of the mighty Neponset River. Hannon, though penniless, possessed the rare skills required to create chocolate-a delicacy exclusive to Europe-and Baker, with pockets bursting, wished to make a name for himself. Using a mill powered by the same river upon which they met, the duo built America's oldest and most beloved manufacturer of this rich treat. Local historian Anthony Sammarco details the delicious saga of Massachusetts's Baker Chocolate Company, from Hannon's mysterious disappearance and the famed La Belle Chocolatiere advertising campaign to cacao bean smuggling sparked by Revolutionary War blockades. Both bitter and sweet, this tale is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Author Biography

In 1765, Dr. James Baker of Dorchester stumbled upon Irishman John Hannon crying on the banks of the mighty Neponset River. Hannon, though penniless, possessed the rare skills required to create chocolate-a delicacy exclusive to Europe-and Baker, with pockets bursting, wished to make a name for himself. Using a mill powered by the same river upon which they met, the duo built America's oldest and most beloved manufacturer of this rich treat. Local historian Anthony Sammarco details the delicious saga of Massachusetts's Baker Chocolate Company, from Hannon's mysterious disappearance and the famed La Belle Chocolatiere advertising campaign to cacao bean smuggling sparked by Revolutionary War blockades. Both bitter and sweet, this tale is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Hail Quetzalcoatl!p. 17
Cacao on the Neponsetp. 24
The Friendly Competitorsp. 38
Henry Lillie Piercep. 44
The Mighty Expositions and Ephemerap. 48
The Forbes Syndicate and Postum-General Foodsp. 62
The Golden Age of Snack Foodsp. 72
La Belle Chocolatierep. 76
Employees and Associatesp. 79
Chocolate Villagep. 113
Bibliographyp. 125
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