This post was sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review.
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If you’ve been visiting Hip Mama’s Place for a while, you’ve seen me talk about AMERICAN HERITAGE® brand of chocolates many times before here, here , here, here and here. I have used their chocolate products in many of my recipes and my family enjoys them very well.
You know, when I first posted about this brand of chocolates, many of you expressed that you have not heard of them before and that you’d love to try their products too!
Well, great news to you all chocoholics! Today, I’m so excited to share that you can now grab the AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Bites at your local Cracker Barrel® Old Country Store! Yes, friends. If you have a Cracker Barrel store near you (there are 630 stores in 42 states!), you can experience chocolate too the way our ancestors did – while supplies last!
About AMERICAN HERITAGE®
- AMERICAN HERITAGE® is authentic historic line of products – developed from chocolate recipes from the 1750’s – that celebrates chocolate’s important role in the lives of Americans during the 18th century.
- All AMERICAN HERITAGE® products are made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives and are certified Kosher.
- Mildly spicy and slightly sweet, AMERICAN HERITAGE® products are flavored with a blend of spices and ingredients including cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange, anise and vanilla.
I love discussing about “chocolate history” so I wanted to share some with you!
- Did you know that in the 18th century chocolate was enjoyed as a beverage? It wasn’t until the mid 1880s that chocolate became “candy” as we know it.
- In 1502 CE (Common Era), Christopher Columbus, during his fourth voyage to the New World, is the first European to write about cocoa beans.
- In 1682, cocoa beans are being imported in Boston, marking the beginning of chocolate production in the American colonies.
- In 1735, Benjamin Franklin is selling chocolate out of his printing shop in Philadelphia.
- In 1758, George Washington makes his first chocolate order of 20 pounds to serve to guests for breakfast at Mount Vernon (Virginia) and continues to order chocolate until his death in 1799.
- In 1899, a common North American restaurant menu offers a hamburger steak for $1.50 and coffee, tea or chocolate for 25¢ a cup.
- In 1981, M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies are included in the first space shuttle mission, as well as every subsequent flight. They are included in NASA’s space food system and are included in the International Space Station menu.
Hungry for more fun chocolate facts and history? Go here to read more! And while you’re there, you an also purchase American Heritage Chocolate products!
How to enjoy American Heritage Chocolate Bites
Each American Heritage Chocolate Bites are individually wrapped and come in a keepsake muslin bag that are perfect for eating and sharing/gifting. You can enjoy these grated and served as a beverage or just popped in your mouth! I love the rich, slightly spicy taste of chocolate in these bites!
To learn more about American Heritage Chocolate, click the links below to connect with them and Cracker Barrel through their social media pages:
- Twitter @choc_history
- Pinterest @chochistory
- Instagram @americanheritagechocolate
- Twitter @CrackerBarrel
- Instagram @CrackerBarrel
You can enter to win one of five American Heritage Chocolate Prize Packs (ARV $109.95)! Contest is open now through April 29, 2016! Enter by completing social media sharing actions from the giveaway tool below!
American Heritage Chocolate Prize Pack Giveaway
*Influence Central will randomly select 5 winners from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes.