Chocolate Wars

The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers

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By Deborah Cadbury

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In the early nineteenth century the major English chocolate firms — Fry, Rowntree, and Cadbury — were all Quaker family enterprises that aimed to do well by doing good. The English chocolatiers introduced the world’s first chocolate bar and ever fancier chocolate temptations — while also writing groundbreaking papers on poverty, publishing authoritative studies of the Bible, and campaigning against human rights abuses. Chocolate was always a global business, and in the global competitors, especially the Swiss and the Americans Hershey and Mars, the Quaker capitalists met their match. The ensuing chocolate wars would culminate in a multi-billion-dollar showdown pitting Quaker tradition against the cutthroat tactics of a corporate behemoth.

Featuring a cast of savvy entrepreneurs, brilliant eccentrics, and resourceful visionaries, Chocolate Wars is a delicious history of the fierce, 150-year business rivalry for one of the world’s most coveted markets.

On Sale
Oct 19, 2010
Page Count
384 pages
Publisher
PublicAffairs
ISBN-13
9781586489250

Deborah Cadbury

About the Author

Deborah Cadbury is the author of ten acclaimed books. As a BBC TV producer and executive producer, she has won numerous international awards, including an Emmy. She lives in London.

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