Quick Answer: Why Was The Hershey Bar Invented?

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Why was Hershey chocolate invented?

The Hershey Company traces its origins to the 1880s, when Milton S. Hershey founded the Lancaster Caramel Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After seeing German-made chocolate-processing machinery at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, Hershey decided to go into the chocolate business.

How did the Hershey bar get its name?

And so he did. Determined to literally make a name for himself, Hershey founded the self-titled Hershey Chocolate Company the next year. By 1905, just two years after the opening of the factory, Derry Church was renamed Hershey, Pennsylvania in honor of the founder.

Why does Hershey’s chocolate taste like vomit?

According to MailOnline, the chemical found in Hershey’s chocolate, vomit, parmesan cheese and sour butter is called butyric acid. They also claim the butyric acid — which gives vomit its acidic smell and taste — gives American chocolate its “tangy” flavor.

Why is the Hershey company so successful?

Hershey has a leading (and growing) share of the U.S. chocolate market; its portfolio of brands is more popular among Americans than any other company’s brands. This enables it to charge higher prices than competitors, which in turn enables it to earn high returns on invested capital.