A Brief History of Chocolate [Ebook or Kindle ePUB] author Steve Berry

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Ever seen anything as big as a Wagon WheelRevisit some of your forgotten favourites and current addictions as Steve Berry and Phil Norman take you on a tour of cocoa’s finest moments Fully illustrated with hundreds of wrappers ads and pack shots ‘A Brief History of Chocolate’ brings together research from the archives factorie. This is a short but amusing and informative history of chocolate and how it progressed from Aztec ritual and trade goods to the modern chocolate bars we eat today It is told from a particularly British perspective prevalently naming chocolate companies that have become familiar to residents of the UKThe effects of economics on the varieties of chocolate bars especially filled or with other added ingredients is covered as well as some interesting information about marketing in the 1970s days of refined confectionery Some of the descriptions of chocolate or something in the case of strawberry and banana flavoured bars that is no longer on the market makes me wish I could time travel back to that era to try some of the experimental products though the diversity of wrappers on ordinary milk chocolate bars is no great loss The 3p price tag on one of the wrappers puts the length of time between then and now into perspectiveThe book has a lot of pictures in full colour of these ancient chocolate wrappers which would make for an excellent bit of nostalgia for anyone who was a child in the 1970s There is also a sardonic humour at unexpected moments The references to Dickensian urchins made me laugh than onceChocolate covered biscuits and their place in the lunch box is covered as well as the importance of naming and packaging in marketing these inexpensive alternatives to pure bars of chocolate The much loved Wagon Wheel a marshmallow biscuit with chocolate is the first branded treat to be mentioned that still survives today if not uite in its original form We learn at least one theory for the naming of the Twix and how some bars were named in a manner to avoid confusion with popular European confectionsI do have to take issue with one inaccuracy what the Americans call granola can NOT be euated with what the English call Digestives Granola would euate with muesli with its mixture of oats and other healthy things A digestive is closest in texture to a graham cracker though different and is what is most often used in cookie crumb crusts in the UK I have to admit though that reading this book creates an incredible case of the munchies along with a lot of giggles It is written with an attention keeping humour and I very much enjoyed the read The book held a lot of historic information that put nuts and knobblies in their places Market competition is a fascinating study of its own and the complete history of the major UK companies is all here I m now aware of the practicality of bite size pieces of chocolate thanks to the detailed information in this book though the description of Hershey Kisses will probably make me unable to ever eat another one of those againAll things considered this was a wonderful trip through the history of chocolate though I may forever lament the loss of some confections that ceased to exist before I was born The original form of the Milk Tray bar from Cadbury looks infinitely appealing But alas now days we have to buy it in a box of individual chocolates instead of a single bar with several lumps of filling in assorted flavours Not least of all the history of holiday chocolates and the first chocolate Easter Egg was something I found very interestingRecommended for food history buffs and anyone who likes chocolate but be sure you have some around to nibble on while you read Marriage by Deception you on a tour of cocoa’s finest moments Fully illustrated with hundreds of wrappers ads and pack shots ‘A Brief History of Chocolate’ brings together research from the archives factorie. This is a short but amusing and informative history of chocolate and how it progressed from Aztec ritual and trade goods to the modern chocolate bars we eat today It is told from a particularly British perspective prevalently naming chocolate companies that have become familiar to residents of the UKThe effects of economics on the varieties of chocolate bars especially filled or with other added ingredients is covered as well as some interesting information about marketing in the 1970s days of refined confectionery Some of the descriptions of chocolate or something in the case of strawberry and banana flavoured bars that is no longer on the market makes me wish I could time travel back to that era to try some of the experimental products though the diversity of wrappers on ordinary milk chocolate bars is no great loss The 3p price tag on one of the wrappers puts the length of time between then and now into perspectiveThe book has a lot of pictures in full colour of these ancient chocolate wrappers which would make for an excellent bit of nostalgia for anyone who was a child in the 1970s There is also a sardonic humour at unexpected moments The references to Dickensian urchins made me laugh than onceChocolate covered biscuits and their place in the lunch box is covered as well as the importance of naming and packaging in marketing these inexpensive alternatives to pure bars of chocolate The much loved Wagon Wheel a marshmallow biscuit with chocolate is the first branded treat to be mentioned that still survives today if not uite in its original form We learn at least one theory for the naming of the Twix and how some bars were named in a manner to avoid confusion with popular European confectionsI do have to take issue with one inaccuracy what the Americans call granola can NOT be euated with what the English call Digestives Granola would euate with muesli with its mixture of oats and other healthy things A digestive is closest in texture to a graham cracker though different and is what is most often used in cookie crumb crusts in the UK I have to admit though that reading this book creates an incredible case of the munchies along with a lot of giggles It is written with an attention keeping humour and I very much enjoyed the read The book held a lot of historic information that put nuts and knobblies in their places Market competition is a fascinating study of its own and the complete history of the major UK companies is all here I m now aware of the practicality of bite size pieces of chocolate thanks to the detailed information in this book though the description of Hershey Kisses will probably make me unable to ever eat another one of those againAll things considered this was a wonderful trip through the history of chocolate though I may forever lament the loss of some confections that ceased to exist before I was born The original form of the Milk Tray bar from Cadbury looks infinitely appealing But alas now days we have to buy it in a box of individual chocolates instead of a single bar with several lumps of filling in assorted flavours Not least of all the history of holiday chocolates and the first chocolate Easter Egg was something I found very interestingRecommended for food history buffs and anyone who likes chocolate but be sure A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House you have some around to nibble on while Matthews Choice you read

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A Brief History of Chocolate

S and warehouses of some of the leading chocolate manufacturers in the country to create a book that is packed full of fascinating historical research and lots and lots of chocolateWarning may contain nutsA ‘Brief History of Chocolate’ originally featured in ‘The Great British Tuck Shop’ the ultimate book of sweetie nostalgi. Focused on chocolate in the UK but a fun and uick readI lived in England in the very early 80 s and this book brought some great memories back and made me smileShort and sweet

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An illustrated guide to chocolate that every self respecting chocoholic should readDo you remember when a Snickers was a Marathon And when you could burst in to a sweet shop and ask for ‘an Oliver Twist two Tiffins and a Big Wig please’ and keep a straight face Those were the good days when a Dairy Milk bar was 22p and you’d n. I found this while browsing ebooks from my local library Having recently read a book about coffee that was very in depth I thought learning about chocolate would be interesting too I still think this however this was not the book to itI got about 20% in before I flipped through it to see if it got interesting It didn t so I abandoned it It felt like I was reading a script from an episode of the Food Network show Unwrapped Had I realized what I was getting into or wanted a history lesson on modern day chocolate I may have enjoyed this


10 thoughts on “A Brief History of Chocolate

  1. says:

    Review from Brief History of Chocolate is a short ebook taken from the larger book The Great British Tuck Shop I must admit it was

  2. says:

    I usually enjoy nonfiction and chocolate but this book received for review through NetGalley fell flat for me I was interested in le

  3. says:

    I found this while browsing ebooks from my local library Having recently read a book about coffee that was very in depth I thought learning a

  4. says:

    I love chocolate So obviously I love reading about chocolate But this book while entertaining fell short of my expectationsThis book is not an introduction to the history of chocolate For that I recommend books like The True History of Chocolate、Chocolate Wars or even Triffic Chocolate which is a for children but still much comprehensive Triffic Chocolate was also the first non fiction book about Chocolate

  5. says:

    This is a short but amusing and informative history of chocolate and how it progressed from Aztec ritual and trade goods to the modern chocolate bars we eat today It is told from a particularly British perspective prevalently naming chocolate companies that have become familiar to residents of the UKThe effects of econo

  6. says:

    Entertaining and enlightening

  7. says:

    The cover was the best part of this book unfortunately It is a stunning cover but I just wish the inside compared I expected infograp

  8. says:

    I was sent a copy of the book for review though Net Galley as always all opinions are my ownI had a hard time wading through this book it failed to keep me interested which is pretty surprising considering how much I love chocolate The best part of the book were the photos of the old school wrappers I love looking at older designs

  9. says:

    Focused on chocolate in the UK but a fun and uick readI lived in England in the very early 80's and this book brought some great memo

  10. says:

    As a chocolate lover myself this was a great brief history of chocolate Was hungry just reading and looking at all the pictures

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