When visitors flock to some of America’s most iconic historic venues this July 4th weekend, they’ll learn much about our nation’s history but also have the opportunity debunk the many legends and myths about When visitors flock to some of America’s most iconic historic venues this July 4th weekend, they’ll learn much about our nation’s history but also have the opportunity debunk the many legends and myths about chocolate.
Did you know that cacao beans were used as form of currency dating back to the Aztec Empire, Christopher Columbus discovered America AND chocolate, bringing cacao beans back to the Spanish court in the early 1500s, George Washington drank “chocolate cream” at breakfast, Benjamin Franklin sold chocolate in his print shop, or chocolate has traditionally been included in military provisions throughout history?
Mars Chocolate North America has partnered with sites such as Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Fort Ticonderoga, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, The National Archives, Monticello, The Smithsonian, and Parks Canada to not only sell AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, fashioned off ingredient lists from the 1750’s, but also to educate consumers on the history of the Americas through the unique lens of chocolate.
Some of the aforementioned venues including The Smithsonian, The National Archives, and Old North Church will introduce a new Spiced and Iced Chocolate drink from AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate as well as offer free drink samples, chats with AHC’s Chocolate Historian and 18th century-inspired chocolate-making demonstrations.
To try the drink and other decadent chocolate recipes at home, read on and happy Fourth of July!
Spiced and Iced American Heritage® Chocolate