Candy Maker Releasing Historic Chocolate
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) - May 11, 2006 -- Chocolate was more than a treat for the Continental Army it was their MRE's.
Rodney Snyder, a historian for candy maker Mars, Incorporated, says the soldiers in the Continental Army would have a couple of cups of hot chocolate in the morning and be good until lunch.
He says chocolate was a staple of Revolutionary War rations. Mars is out with a new line of products based on old recipes. American Heritage Chocolate was introduced at a historic fort in upstate New York yesterday.
The products will be sold at just a handful of sites, including the Smithsonian's Museum of American History in Washington and Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.
(Copyright 2006 by the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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