Chocolate Wars : The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-25
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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"The inside story of the 150-year rivalry among Cadbury, Hershey, Nestle, and Mars is a fascinating and luscious tale. Deborah Cadbury, great-great-great- granddaughter of 19th-century chocolate maker John Cadbury, tells it eloquently in Chocolate Wars, drawing the reader into her epic of family and industry with clear love for her subject."-- Philadelphia Inquirer "This is a delicious book, seductive as a tray of bonbons, a Fancy Box in every way."-- Washington Post "[ Chocolate Wars] pits idealism against capitalism, religious piety against the forces of greed and cutthroat competition. Though, like great fiction, it defies belief, it's the true story of our favorite guilty pleasure. Cadbury's book, like her namesake's famous sampler, is full of surprises and delights." -- Christian Science Monitor "The reader of Chocolate Warsfeels they are getting an insider's view."-- Financial Times "Fascinating...Read this excellent book." -- Los Angeles Times

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
A Nation of Shopkeepersp. 3
Food of the Godsp. 21
Wretched Little Victims of the Workhousesp. 32
They Did Not Show Us Any Mercyp. 44
Absolutely Pure, Therefore Bestp. 55
Chocolate That Could Melt in the Mouthp. 77
Machinery Creates Wealth but Destroys Menp. 86
Money Seems to Disappear Like Magicp. 105
Chocolate Empiresp. 117
I'll Stake Everything on Chocolate!p. 135
Great Wealth Is Not to Be Desiredp. 151
A Serpentine and Malevolent Cocoa Magnatep. 173
The Chocolate Man's Utopiap. 184
That Monstrous Trade in Flesh and Bloodp. 197
God Could Have Created Us Sinlessp. 210
This Company Isn't Big Enough for Both of Usp. 233
I Pray for Snickersp. 247
American Tanks Were on the Lawnp. 260
The Quaker Voice Could Still Be Heardp. 273
They'd Sell for 20pp. 286
Gone. And It Was So Easy.p. 300
Epiloguep. 315
Acknowledgmentsp. 321
Bibliographyp. 325
Indexp. 335
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