Colonial Chocolate Night mixes old recipes and free samples

Colonial Chocolate Night was held on AHA, Thursday, February 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The event featured authentic colonial chocolate beverage recipes, products and free samplings.

The program was sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate® – part of the historic division of Mars, Incorporated – which manufactures chocolate products using authentic colonial recipes made only from ingredients available during the 18th century, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange and vanilla. Products were available for sale.

Chocolate became a highly regarded addition to ship’s fare on whaling and merchant vessels according to Chocolate: History Culture and Heritage, a definitive 1000-page reference on chocolate’s development as a global trade. The book was available for sale at the Museum Store or online.

Last Modified: June 10, 2014