"Chicago's Chocolate History" Chicago Favorite Tip by riorich55

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  Chicago's Chocolate History
by riorich55

Favorite thing: On a recent trip to Las Vegas, we took a tour of the Ethyl M's Chocolate Factory. One of the signs on the short tour talked about Chicago's role in making chocolate popular in the United States. It states in the sign that at the 1893 Columbian Exposition one entire pavillion was devoted to chocolate and candy bars were a relatively new item which came out of this expo.

I can remember taking several tours of one of the M & M companies chocolate factories in Chicago when I was in the Cub Scouts in the 1960's. I even have a scrapbook from my Cub Scout Days with a brochure about the factory tour. The thing I remember most besides seeing all that candy being made was that at the end of the tour we each got several "samples" which our moms would never let us eat all at once. Halloween came twice a year when we made those trips.

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2009
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