Edited by Louis Evan Grivetti and Howard-Yana Shapiro. ISBN 978-0-470-12165-8. Copyright 2009. Hardcover with 975 pages including eleven appendices, index, 140 color photographs, and hundreds of black and white photographs, maps, and illustrations.
Chocolate, a palate pleaser since ancient times, gets its full dues in this colossal volume. Explore the delicacy’s integral role in culture, society, religion, medicine and economic development across the globe. Featured are 57 essays by members of the Chocolate History Group, a Univ. of California – Mars, Inc. collective. American Heritage Chocolate, the historic division of Mars, produces authentic colonial chocolate. Of special interest are the colonial chocolate-making demonstrations taking place at Mount Vernon numerous times a year. The Shops at Mount Vernon is home to the popular American Heritage Chocolate line.