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Facts About Candy Making


This article presents details highlighting random facts about candy making. Some of these candy making facts are commonly known and you must have heard about them earlier. On the hand, there will be some yet unknown interesting facts about candy making which you would like to know. Let us take a look at the some of the random facts about candy making.


  • The first ever recipe for making brownies was published in the 1896 edition of the Fannie Farmer Cookbook.


  • An interesting fact to know about is that the fist ever chocolate factory of America, named as Walter Baker Company, was established in 1765.


  • The source of cocoa and chocolate are the seeds of the tree known as Cacao in South America.


  • According to an estimate, the members of the Chocolate Manufacturers Association make use of the about 3,500,000 pounds of whole milk daily in order to make chocolate.


  • The cocoa powder was prepared for the first time in the year 1828. It became a known product used by masses widely available during Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century.


  • Dominbro Ghirardelli, who was an Italian, started candy making by preparing chocolate in San Francisco during the Gold Rush of 1849. The factory still resides at Ghirardelli Square.


  • At the same time, during the Gold Rush, Etienne Guittard, a French who came to California from Paris, brought with him the knowledge about candy making which he obtained in his uncle's chocolate factory in Paris. He established the Guittard Chocolate Company in 1868, which is still family owned and operated.


  • Daniel Peter of Switzerland achieved success in making milk chocolate in 1875 after a along gap of experimenting for eight years, in order to find a way to add milk to chocolate. Then later on, Peter sold off his discovery to his neighbor, Henri Nestle who established the well known company Nestle.


  • Total milk chocolates formed in various parts of the world accounts for 80% of all the chocolate Americans consume on a daily basis.


  • One of the facts about candy making is that 40% of the world's almonds and 20% of the world's peanuts are used to make chocolates only.


  • The King Louis XIV of France appointed in his court the position of Royal Chocolate Maker to the King.