Friday, January 26, 2007

Hershey's Syrup

Hershey's Syrup

Hershey's Syrup is named for company founder Milton Hershey.

In 1900, inspired by a new chocolate-making machine he had seen at the 1893 Chicago Exposition, Milton Hershey sold his caramel company for one million dollars to start a chocolate factory in Derry Church, Pennsylvania, to manufacture America's first mass-marketed five-cent chocolate bar. In 1905, the factory was completed and Hershey began producing individually wrapped Hershey's milk chocolate bars, followed by Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses in 1907, the Mr. Goodbar candy bar in 1925, and Hershey's syrup in 1926. Derry Church, Pennsylvania, the home of Hershey's Foods, was renamed Hershey in 1906.

In 1909, Milton Hershey and his wife founded the Milton Hershey School, a school for orphaned children near the chocolate plant.

In 1918 Hershey donated the entire Hershey's Chocolate Corporation to the Milton Hershey School, and for years the company existed solely to fund the school. Although Hershey Foods is now publicly traded, the Milton Hershey School still controls the company. Former Hershey's Food chairman William Dearden (1976-84) was a Hershey School graduate, as are many Hershey employees.
During the Depression, Milton Hershey put people to work by building a hotel, golf courses, a library, theaters, a museum, a stadium, and other facilities in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Hershey's Syrup is the best-selling chocolate syrup in the world.

Hershey's Syrup

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