Nestlé in Fulton, New York: How Sweet It Was
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In 1898, Switzerland's Nestlé Company was searching for a location to build its first milk processing plant in the United States. Upstate New York's bountiful dairy farms sealed the deal for a factory in Fulton. Soon another Swiss company requested space at the factory to produce a confection that had taken Europe by storm: the milk chocolate bar. Over the next century, factory technicians invented classic treats including the Nestlé Crunch Bar, Toll House Morsels and Nestlé Quik. With 1,500 workers churning out 1 million pounds of candy per day, Fulton became known as the city that smelled like chocolate. Author Jim Farfaglia recounts the delectable history of Nestlé in Fulton.
The History Press
: 9781467141765
: The History Press
: 11/26/2018
: New York
: 75 Black And White
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Jim Farfaglia lives in and writes about the history and culture of Upstate New York. In 2011, after a fulfilling career directing a children’s camp and advocating for youth, Farfaglia transitioned to focusing on his lifelong interest in writing. Splitting his time between poetry and what he calls “story-driven nonfiction,” Jim also enjoys helping others fulfill their dream of writing a book. Visit his website at www.jimfarfaglia.com.
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