Thereafter, one of the great global business rivalries unfolded as each chocolate maker attempted to dominate its domestic market and innovate new recipes for chocolate that would set it apart from its rivals. The contest was full of dramatic contradictions: The Cadburys were austere Quakers who found themselves making millions from an indulgent product; Kitty Hershey could hardly have been more flamboyant yet her husband was moved by the Cadburys tradition of philanthropy. Each was a product of their unique time and place yet they shared one thing: they want to make the best chocolate in the world.
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The story is provocative, a fine business history that puts morality beside profits. And, yes, it is — I have to say this–a delicious read.Read Full Review of Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year ... | See more reviews from National Post arts
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