History of Hershey Chocolate

Timeline created by HunterH2003
  • Milton Hershey starts the Lancaster Caramel Company

    Milton Hershey starts the Lancaster Caramel Company
    After having two unsuccessful attempts at starting a business, Milton Hershey starts the Lancaster Caramel Company.
  • Hershey's First Public Product

    Hershey's First Public Product
    Hershey introduces Hershey cocoa, their first Hershey product that was available to the public. And that's also where the Hershey brand came from
  • Chocolate made affordable to everyone

    Chocolate made affordable to everyone
    Back in the late 1800's and early 1900's, chocolate was an expensive treat that only the rich could afford. When Milton Hershey built his chocolate factory, he made it where it was affordable for everyone to enjoy the wonderful taste of Hershey's Chocolate.
  • The creation of Hersheypark

    The creation of Hersheypark
    Milton Hershey created Hersheypark so his employees and their families could have fun and just relax from working all the time.
  • Creation of the Hershey Kiss

    Creation of the Hershey Kiss
    Hershey Kisses where originally hand wrapped in foil. Starting in the 1920's, they started being wrapped by machines and had its own signature paper created. Nobody actually knows where the name came from.
  • The Milton Hershey School

    The Milton Hershey School
    The Milton Hershey School was designed for orphan boys giving them education and happier lives.
  • Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

    Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
    Hershey's Chocolate Syrup had begun to be sold in stores. You could make chocolate milk, cakes, pies, puddings, ice creams, and so much more.
  • The first S'more

    The first S'more
    S'mores first appeared in the Girl Scouts handbook. The name supposedly comes from the words "some more". It's made by putting a piece of a Hershey bar with a marshmallow between two gram crackers.
  • Milton Hershey's death

    Milton Hershey's death
    Milton Hershey entrusted all of his money for the care of his company, town, and charitable schools before his death
  • Sources

    “Our Story.” Hersheys.com, www.hersheys.com/en_us/our-story/our-history.html. Fast Company. “From the Kiss to a Great American Chocolate Empire: a History of Hershey's.” YouTube, 13 Nov. 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMEJotxwZ9E. Kennedy, Pagan. “Who Made That Hershey Bar?” Nytimes.com, 11 Jan. 2013, www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/magazine/who-made-that-hershey-bar.html.
  • Sources continued

    Tarshis, Lauren. "The History of Chocolate." Scholastic Action, vol. 36, no. 12, 06 May 2013, pp. 14-17. EBSCOhost, proxygsu-shal.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=fth&AN=87349327&site=eds-live&scope=site.
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    Giving workers a better life

    Hershey built a model town that had houses, schools, a trolley system, and a zoo in hopes to make the quality of his workers' lives better.
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    Hershey during the Great Depression

    The "Great Building Campaign" was being funded by Milton Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania which gave 600 men jobs during the Great Depression.