Chocolate

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Chocolate

The British Chocolate Industry

By Paul Chrystal

Shire Publications, Paperback, 9780747808411, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2011

Description

Kit Kat, Turkish Delight, Creme Egg, Rolo and All Gold are as much a part of British life as were the companies that made them and which led the chocolate revolution in the nineteenth century: Rowntree's, Fry's, Cadbury's, Mackintosh and Terry's.

This new book charts the history of chocolate manufacture, marketing and consumption in Britain from its origins in the eighteenth century. It then describes the golden age from 1900 to the 1970s and the subsequent US and Swiss invasions, spearheaded by brands such as Mars, Toblerone and Nestle's Milky Bar, including the takeovers by Nestle and Kraft. It is sure to delight sweet-toothed readers of all ages.



About the Author
Paul Chrystal followed university training in classics with a career in publishing, before becoming the owner of the Knaresborough bookshop in North Yorkshire. He is the author of several books on Classics and local history.