Friday, February 13, 2009

American Heritage Chocolate

People like to send me things so that I will talk about them. It's a great trade off. The latest thing people like to send me is American Heritage Chocolate by Mars, Inc.

What is American Heritage Chocolate?

"... a unique recipe that combines all-natural ingredients
and handcrafted processes consistent with those in the Colonial Era.
It's distinct flavor and authentic form brings you
a centuries-old genuine colonial chocolate experience...today!"

So what could be so special about old-tyme chocolate compared to today's varieties? Well, the Mars people wanted me to truly find out because they sent some Dove chocolate along with the American Heritage Chocolate. A bit of competition, eh? It's on.

We all know Dove is good. It isn't the best, but decent for coming from the grocery store. What is American Heritage like? Very different.

American Heritage has the most unique aftertaste. The pamphlet says that the recipe includes, anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, red pepper, orange, vanilla and salt. You really can taste it. Lingering chocolate taste, laced with a little heat. Love that.


Dove is a little square that you unwrap and pop right into your mouth. American Heritage is a stick. I like it because I could pass around a stick for everyone to take a bite off of. Jack loved it and I almost hated myself for sharing this delicious chocolate with an unappreciative palate. Ethan didn't care for it very much, because he doesn't like dark chocolate- which I see as a sign of infancy, but that is a whole other post for another day.

I think my most favorite thing about American Heritage Chocolate is that is it sold in very distinct places, like Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Vernon. I don't know if it will ever be more widely available, but I like the idea that they are keeping true to the chocolate's colonial roots. That actually says a lot about a huge chocolate company. They are trying to preserve the integrity of the product. Love that.

If you are interested in purchasing some of this truly unique chocolate, click here. Luckily Colonial Williamsburg has a website. I am thinking the chocolate drink would be the ultimate.

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