February 11, 2013

Question of the Day

Since we're on the subject of chocolate, I have a question for you.  Who invented the first Valentine's Day candy box? Give us your answer by commenting below. I'll tell you if you're right on Valentine's Day!

Hint:  This chocolate manufacturing family is still making chocolate today.

Answer:  Richard Cadbury of the well-known British candy manufacturing company did not create the first heart-shaped box but he was the first one to produce it.  He was very artistic and many of his designs came from his own paintings.  There are still some original Richard Cadbury valentine boxes in existence today and are highly valued by collectors.  You can read his story by clicking on these links:  http://www.cadbury.com.au/About-Cadbury/The-Story-of-Cadbury.aspx and http://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/celebrating-valentines-day-with-a-box-of-chocolates?cmpid=Social_Facebook_HungryHistory_02082013_1

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