Hershey Chocolate Company Even though Milton was now a huge success, he had a new idea that he thought would be even bigger. Today, Milton Hershey School, the institution he and his wife founded, nurtures more than 2,000 financially needy boys and girls in grades K-12. Hershey continued to experiment and perfect the process of making milk chocolate using the techniques he had first learned for adding milk to make caramels when he had moved to Drexel Hill. Hershey was asked to provide chocolate bars as part of the rations that were given to soldiers. For five long years Hershey poured his perspiration and time to the organization. As Milton returned to Lancaster, he again tried his hand at caramel business, and this time it was a hit.
Download This Sample This sample is exclusively for KidsKonnect members! Hershey inventor of the Hershey milk chocolate bar in 1900. They married in 1898 but were only married for 17 years as she died from a neurological disease. So he moved to Denver and found work with a confectioner who taught him how to make caramels using fresh milk. Soon, his Lancaster Caramel Company was shipping all over the U. Finally, through trial and error, he hit upon the right formula of milk, sugar and cocoa that enabled him to realize his dream of mass producing and distributing milk chocolate candy. It opened in 1905, establishing a fresh course for Hershey as well as the sweets business.
He loved Hershey's candies once he tasted them and placed a big order to be delivered to Britain. The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup , who, in 1917, took a job on a dairy farm owned by Milton Hershey. This included the food industry. The Hershey Chocolate Company has made or currently owns many famous Hershey chocolate candies including: Almond Joy and Mounds candy bars, Cadbury Creme Eggs candy, Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme candy bar, Hershey's milk chocolate and milk chocolate with almonds bars, Hershey's Nuggets chocolates, Hershey's Kisses and Hershey's Hugs chocolates, Kit Kat wafer bar, Reese's crunchy cookie cups, Reese's NutRageous candy bar, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Sweet Escapes candy bars, TasteTations candy, Twizzlers candy, Whoppers malted milk balls, and York Peppermint Patties. Sweeney died three years later. T he company, products, town and institutions that bear his name were well positioned to continue and grow. Hershey died on October 14, 1946 from natural causes in , a town named after him, aged 88 years old.
We use tracking tools for a variety of reasons, including to recognize new and past website visitors, better understand your interests, serve you interest-based ads and analyze our traffic. In 1893 Milton Hershey bought his first chocolate-making equipment after seeing it at the World's Columbian Expo in Chicago. His family were Mennonites and he grew up speaking Pennsylvania Dutch. Hershey was born on September 13, 1857 in. Hershey was able to pay off the debt from the bank and had some money left over to buy more ingredients and equipment. This allowed everyone to afford chocolate. He gave the Hershey Trust to that school.
His father used to leave his family and children for long periods of time. The company has been nothing short of a juggernaut for well over 100 years, and shows no sign of slowing down. His business thrived and there were many successful products like Hershey Kiss. This was because he focused on local and sustainable growth. Soon after, the land around the plant grew with houses, businesses, churches, and an extensive transportation infrastructure, surrounded by dairy farms. Milton Hershey was more than just a candy maker and a dreamer, he was a good businessman and learned from his earlier mistakes.
With his growing business, Milton decided that it was the time to give something back to his society. It was there that he found caramel and just how fresh milk may be utilized to make it. Yet Hershey, who launched his first business at age 19 in Philadelphia, wasn't successful at first. Aside from his famous chocolate bar, Milton Hershey is also interesting because of the following facts: Fact 1: Milton Hershey is one generous guy. He became a printer's apprentice in 1871 but was fired for dropping his hat in a machine. Hershey Foundation, a private charitable foundation that provides educational and cultural opportunities for Hershey residents.
Following a four-year apprenticeship with a Lancaster candy maker, he established his first candy making business in Philadelphia. Milton Hershey became famous for his Crystal A caramel. He borrowed money from his aunt and uncle to get the business open. Hershey's milk chocolate quickly became the first nationally marketed product of its kind. He thought the work was boring and didn't enjoy the job. For years, he worked at perfecting a viable recipe for making milk chocolate -- a process which up to then had been kept a closely guarded secret by the Swiss.