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Did you know? In 2003, MARS Chocolate North America embarked on a global research initiative to reveal the true history of chocolate.

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Yes, chocolate is American history. It is more than just a sweet confection or food. Chocolate mirrors different cultures, groups of people and historical events throughout the times. You should know according to MARS Chocolate North America, the history of chocolate allows consumers to share a common connection through time.

On Friday the 6th of December in 2013, Mount Clare House Museum in South Baltimore hosted an exclusive sneak preview of the mansion’s Annual Holiday Greens and Gift Sale and a new sweet add-on to their holiday tradition, a hands-on chocolate tasting of American Heritage Chocolate. It was the biggest all natural chocolate sampling of this winter in Carroll Park and yummy for your taste buds. Who knew one establishment could hold so much history and legacy in one house. Talk about living history! American Heritage Chocolate is a one stop shop for everything cocoa and chocolate history, cocoa sustainability and cocoa science.

Did you know? American Heritage Chocolate is fashioned off an ingredient list from 1750, an authentic historic chocolate made from ingredients accessible in the 18th century.

The celebration preview event took place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. serving tastings of Mars’ authentic historic chocolate drink, American Heritage Chocolate. The liquid chocolate was flowing from every corner of the building. The coolest part of it all was the interactive chocolate history demonstration which can be viewed via a photo slideshow attached. During the celebration attendees were allowed to tour the Mount Clare House Museum and outdoor grounds which included a walk through the entire house, about 45 minutes.

Sidebar note: You should know Mount Clare House Museum is located inside Carroll Park. I would suggest parking on the outskirt streets of Carroll Park and walking through the park uphill to the museum; such, a memorable experience especially in the rain.

Oh, did I mention Rodney Snyder, Chocolate History Research Director, Mars Chocolate North America and staff were on hand to answer chocolate history questions and explain its relevance to our country’s railroad heritage in Maryland.

Did you know? American Heritage Chocolate comes in four unique formats: chocolate sticks, chocolate bites, chocolate baking/grating blocks and finally grated chocolate drink mix and can be purchased via all B&O locations as well as, over 130 fine gift shops at historic sites such as museums and inns across the USA and Canada.

Talk about a memorable bringing history to life moment! Oh yeah, guests were able to see, smell, taste and touch the historic chocolate making experience at this event demonstration.

Sidebar note: Be sure to check out Mount Clare House Museum gift shop for truly unique memorabilia findings.

You too can experience an American Heritage Chocolate interactive chocolate living history demonstration and tasting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from December 6 - 8, 2013 which is offered free with admission to all Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum locations. Click here for more details.

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