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GREAT MOMENTS IN CHOCOLATE HISTORY Cookbook + American Heritage Chocolate Prize Pack Giveaway!

GREAT MOMENTS IN CHOCOLATE HISTORY Cookbook +  American Heritage Chocolate Prize Pack Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate. As always, all views and opinions are all my own.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend!  The last few days had been super busy for me personally but I’m so glad to be back! 🙂

And even better, I’m hosting a fabulous new chocolate book and product giveaway for one of  my top favorite chocolate brands, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate!

If you’ve been visiting the blog, you probably read my recent travels to experience chocolate history in Washington DC and Colonial Williamsburg.  So I’m so honored and thrilled to introduce you all to this new book from American Heritage Chocolate: GREAT MOMENTS IN CHOCOLATE HISTORY: With 20 Classic Recipes from Around the World by Howard-Yana Shapiro.


Let me tell you about this two in-one history book and cookbook: it’s 208 pages full of chocolate fun facts, gorgeous photos and reveals the untold story of the world’s favorite indulgence.

Did you know?

… that M&Ms were invented for WWII soldiers as the chocolate that wouldn’t melt in their hands?

… or that Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV had their own personal chocolate makers?

… and that Thomas Jefferson predicted that chocolate would outstrip coffee as the most popular drink in America?

You’ll find all these fascinating facts about our country’s history (and more!) in this wonderful book. Featuring delicious chocolate recipes made with AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, this entertaining romp through chocolate history is the perfect gift for chocolate lovers everywhere!

About Great Moments In Chocolate History

It should come as no surprise that the Latin word for chocolate translates to “food of the gods.” Beloved by everyone for thousands of years, from the ancient Aztec to Marie Antoinette to George Washington, chocolate has engendered a worldwide passion that has endured across the centuries.

This journey through the rich history of this delectable food will take you along on the first ascent of Mount Everest to the battlefields of World War II—even to the witch trials of the Spanish Inquisition. Discover and explore the events, people, and technology that transformed the bitter cocao bean into decadent drinks and candies, and revel in eureka moments that resulted in such classics as M&M’S® and milk chocolate. Next, try your hand at 20 classic chocolate recipes from around the world, including an authentic historic chocolate recipe made with American Heritage® Chocolate, from Mars Chocolate North America. History has never been so appetizing!

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  • American Heritage Chocolate is an 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 and is reminiscent of what Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Ben Franklin would have enjoyed, combining all natural ingredients and exotic spices.
  • American Heritage Chocolate can be used in recipes replacing semi-sweet chocolate at a one-to-one ratio.
  • American Heritage Chocolate is made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives.
  • American Heritage Chocolate is an artisanal dark chocolate containing 63% cacao.
  • Mildly spicy, and slightly sweet, American Heritage Chocolate is flavored with a blend of spices and ingredients available during colonial times, including cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange, anise and vanilla.
  • American Heritage Chocolate is Kosher-certified, made without dairy, wheat, peanuts, or tree nuts, and is made in a facility that does not contain peanuts and tree nuts.

For more information about American Heritage Chocolate, go to their website at:  AmericanHeritageChocolate.com

You can also find them on these social media pages:


Lucky you, loyal Hip Mama’s Place readers!  One of you will win a prize pack from American Heritage Chocolate worth $54.00!

Giveaway prize includes:

• a copy of the cookbook “Great Moments In Chocolate History,” SRP $19.95

• one (1) American Heritage® Chocolate block, SRP $12.00

• one (1) American Heritage® Chocolate drink, SRP $22.00

To enter this giveaway contest, just follow the Rafflecopter entry link below.  This giveaway contest is open to U.S.  addresses only. I will pick a winner after 12/10/15 at 11:59 PM, EST.  One winner per household, please. Good luck!

Personal tip: To increase your chances of winning, fulfill all the entry requirements and tweet about the giveaway at least once a day for the duration of the contest.

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Jocelyn Brown
Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. Leela
    December 12, 2015 / 4:55 am

    I love new chocolate recipes and their chocolate sounds delicious.

  2. brittani adams
    December 12, 2015 / 4:45 am

    The chocolate looks amazing. So pure and full of chocolate flavor surely!!!! It can’t be bad!! 🙂 the book sounds awesome too, I would love to read that.

  3. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)
    December 12, 2015 / 2:03 am

    Oh my gosh…….this looks awesome. I love chocolate. I love that this has vintage recipes and old time techniques.

  4. Amanda P
    December 11, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    I think it is super cool that a company is making chocolates from recipes that are from the 1700’s! I know my whole family would enjoy this giveaway!

  5. Claire
    December 11, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    the cookbook looks really interesting and I think it would inspire me.

  6. Leah Shumack
    December 11, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    This sounds like the perfect book for wintertime! Would love to see what type of new chocolate goodies we can come up with !

  7. Julie Waldron
    December 11, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    I like that it’s a cookbook but it also contains facts about chocolate. It’s neat that it has recipes from around the world as well.

  8. Pam C.
    December 11, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    I think that the cookbook looks really interesting and I think it would inspire me.

  9. Meghan B
    December 11, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    Sounds really interesting!

  10. December 11, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    All these recipes sound delicious. I love chocolate and new ways to use it.

  11. Wehaf
    December 11, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    My boyfriend is a serious chocolate aficionado, and he says this sounds delicious. We both like the idea of trying chocolate that’s made the way our distant ancestors made it – it’s a great connection to history and a reminder that while chocolate may always be popular overall, there are still chocolate trends.

  12. Melinda Stephens
    December 11, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    I love chocolate. The chocolate drink looks amazing! I love any form of hot chocolate. My husband calls me a hot chocolate prepper because I have so many varieties of hot chocolate in the pantry.

  13. Madeline
    December 11, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    The history in the cookbook sounds fascinating!

  14. suzanne
    December 10, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    The chocolate looks so rich and creamy, would love to try it.

  15. Maureen
    December 10, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    I find it very interesting how chocolate and spices can be blended together to make unique flavor profiles.

  16. Desiree Dunbar
    December 10, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    I like that it tells about semi-sweet chocolate.

  17. Deborah W.
    December 10, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    This sounds like a very interesting and informative book. It had the input of a lot of people. I would love to read about chocolate and it’s origin and history. Thanks for the review.

  18. laurie murley
    December 10, 2015 / 6:23 am

    this sounds like a great cookbook, I would love to have it and try the recipes

  19. Jodi Hunter
    December 9, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    I love chocolate sooooooooooooooo much, so I know this cookbook will be awesome!

  20. D Schmidt
    December 9, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    I think they sound wonderful and I am very interested in the book.

  21. Heather Johnson
    December 8, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    This would be an awesome cookbook to have. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  22. Jeanna Massman
    December 6, 2015 / 11:40 pm

    I am a chocoholic! I would love to try these products and the cookbook would become an instant classic at my house.

  23. Mary Gardner
    December 6, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    That sounds like an interesting cookbook to have. I think my children and I would love using it.

  24. Jennifer Scheldberg
    December 6, 2015 / 5:35 am

    I collect cookbooks and this one looks really interesting.

  25. manda
    December 4, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    The products look amazing.

  26. Fiona N
    December 4, 2015 / 11:09 am

    This is the first time for me to know that chocolate means “food of the gods” in Latin. Yes, so true!! I love this awesome prize because if I won, I would have a great chance to read about chocolate’s history and taste them at the same time 🙂
    Thank You for the chance

  27. Joan Kubes
    December 3, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    I’ve never tried American Heritage Chocolate products but love the packaging. I bet they’re really good!

  28. Staci A
    December 3, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    My oldest loves chocolate and would love reading about the history of it!

  29. DJ
    December 2, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    The book looks great! What’s better than chocolate?

  30. Dawn Monroe
    December 2, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    My daughter would enjoy the cookbook and I would enjoy the chocolate. 🙂

  31. Elena
    December 2, 2015 / 4:51 pm

    The cookbook sounds interesting. I would love to try some recipes

  32. Abigail
    December 2, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    I love the idea of the spices mixed into the chocolate like chili pepper and cinnamon

  33. Lauren
    December 2, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    I think my kids would be really interested in the book, and tasting the chocolate!

  34. Julie
    December 2, 2015 / 6:17 am

    I think the cookbook looks really interesting, and the American Heritage Chocolate products look really tasty.

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