Kit Kat, Turkish Delight, Creme Egg, Rolo and All Gold are as much a part of British life as were the companies that made them and which led the chocolate revolution in the nineteenth century: Rowntree's, Fry's, Cadbury's, Mackintosh and Terry's.
This new book charts the history of chocolate manufacture, marketing and consumption in Britain from its origins in the eighteenth century. It then describes the golden age from 1900 to the 1970s and the subsequent US and Swiss invasions, spearheaded by brands such as Mars, Toblerone and Nestle's Milky Bar, including the takeovers by Nestle and Kraft. It is sure to delight sweet-toothed readers of all ages.
About the Author
Paul Chrystal is the author of more than twenty-five books and a broadcaster. He has appeared regularly on BBC local radio and the BBC World Service and writes features for national newspapers. His books cover a wide range of subjects from the history of chocolate to classical history. Recent titles include Women in Ancient Rome, 2013; Chocolate: The British Chocolate Industry, 2011; Fry & Cadbury Through Time, 2012; The History of Chocolate in York, 2012; The A-Z of York History, 2013; and The Rowntree Family, A Social History (2013). He is also the author of Barnard Castle & Teesdale Through Time published by Amberley in 2012.