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Sweet Facts From Hershey's History

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No one knows for sure where the name Hershey's Kisses came from, though some say it refers to the "kissing" noise made by the machine depositing each chocolate. Those tiny, sweet confections are a far cry from the bar that Hershey made for the army. Because they didn't want soldiers to like the chocolate too much, Army Quartermaster Captain Paul Logan requested that the bar have a not-so-great taste. The results were the D-ration bar and Hershey's Tropical Chocolate Bar, both of which tasted far more unappetizing than the bars you'd get at the movies.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Milton Hershey started the Hershey Chocolate Company in 1894, at first using the chocolate to coat his signature caramels. 00:37

  2. Each Hershey product goes through rounds of testing in the research and development lab before being sent out for mass production. 01:00

  3. When Hershey's Kisses were designed in 1907, each one was wrapped by hand. 01:54

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