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Masters of Social Gastronomy Present: The Rise of Chocolate: The Heated History of the World’s #1 Candy

Mar 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free

This month MSG tackles the world’s most popular candy: chocolate!

We’ll track the history of chocolate from its roots as an ancient Mesoamerican beverage to its current world-championship status. You’ll learn how a yellow, football-shaped tropical fruit transforms into something Whole Foods can charge you $10 for, and what “Mexican Hot Chocolate” actually has in common with what Montezuma drank.

Peek at Europe’s decades-long war about British chocolate and uncover why the whole continent seems to have it out for its American counterpart. Burning questions of modern confectionary will be answered: What’s better, milk or dark? Why does Hershey’s have its own theme park? Do M&M’s actually melt in your hand?

And of course, it wouldn’t be spring without a discussion of Easter candy, including everyone’s favorite, the Cadbury Mini Egg.


Mar 25, 2014
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


622 Degraw Street
New York, NY 11217 United States
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