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Looking for a great gift idea for that history lover with a sweet tooth in your life? We have something super special for you today! You know American Heritage Chocolate, right? They make amazing chocolates from a recipe that dates back to 1750, and only with ingredients you could find in the 18th century. Pretty neat, right? Well, American Heritage Chocolate and National Geographic teamed up to bring sweet history lovers an amazing book: Great Moments in Chocolate History. Here’s the great news: one of YOU will win a copy of this book, along with some tasty treats!
Great Moments in Chocolate History: A Fantastic Gift for Sweet History Lovers
Great Moments in Chocolate History is a beautiful 208-page book that is part history, part cookbook. The story begins in the 1500s, in the Aztec empire, from where all great chocolate history originated! You’ll get a history lesson about Columbus’ arrival in the “New World” and his “discovery” of the cacao bean, then continue the journey as chocolate spread from the New World to the Old and back again!
During your journey to the present day, you’ll discover when the chocolate Easter egg first hatched, how milk got into your cocoa, and the role technology played on the world’s favorite sweet treat. You’ll also find fun quotes about chocolate interspersed throughout the book.
Once we reach present day, Great Moments in Chocolate History switches over to a recipe collection, with 23 delicious chocolate concoctions. Learn how to make Chocolate Macarons, the Easiest Chocolate Layer Cake (with chocolate frosting), and even Chocolate Peanut Empanadas! The history lessons don’t end when the cookbook begins: each recipe gives you a brief origination story. You’ll also get tips for more successful execution. Finish up with a fantastic recipe for American Heritage Hot Chocolate!
This is such an excellent gift idea for anyone who loves history, chocolate or both. Since chocolate is a special treat for us during the holidays, I like to make sure I’m serving the tastiest recipes possible. After all, we don’t eat chocolate every day! American Heritage Chocolate is so unique in both their historical recipes and their mission. Did you know that profits from their sales benefit their historical mission and go towards education? Their chocolate is also Kosher certified, made without dairy, wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts.
Great Moments in Chocolate History Giveaway
Now for this sweet, sweet giveaway! As promised, we have a copy of Great Moments in Chocolate History for one of you! That’s not all! American Heritage Chocolates wants to make sure you have what you need to try out some of the recipes in the book. The winner will also receive:
- American Heritage® Chocolate block, SRP $12.00
- American Heritage® Chocolate drink, SRP $22.00
Enter below for your chance to win! Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and ends on December 9th.
What is your favorite recipe? What fun facts and trivia about chocolate history would you love to know more about? Tell us in the comments!