What do you call a piece of chocolate? What is the name of that little piece of paper that hangs out of a Hershey’s Kiss? These and more chocolate facts revealed…

We are getting ready to dive deep into chocolatey goodness on Thursday, January 26th, at EPIC Railyard Center with this year's A Chocolate Affair. This year's theme will be a "Chocolate Factory" featuring Wonka themed characters and props as guests walk through filling up their chocolate boxes with delectable treats. Don't miss out on this yummy and scrumptious event!


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    The Plume

    Ever wondered why that little piece of paper hangs out of a Hershey's Kiss? It’s because that was the company’s way of flagging their candy so consumers would know that it was an original Hershey’s Kiss. The common little paper tail is known as a plume

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    Creation of Chocolate Milk

    According to the Smithsonian, an Irish botanist, Sir Hans Sloane, spent some time in Jamaica in the early 1700s, where he drank a cocoa drink that he found too bitter so he added milk, thus creating the first chocolate milk mixture. He then left Jamaica and returned to England where the chocolaty concoction was sold as medicine.

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    Flowers That Smell Like Chocolate

    Did you know that there are at least six varieties of flowers that naturally smell like chocolate?

    They are the Carolina Allspice, Columbine-Chocolate Soldier, Chocolate Daisy, Chocolate Vine, Cosmos -Chocolate, and the Oncidium Orchid – Sharry Barry.

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    The Snickers Name

    Frank Mars, the creator of Snickers named the famous candy bar after his favorite horse.

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    A Pip

    A pip is a piece of chocolate, like a piece of a Hershey’s candy bar can be considered a pip. Speaking of Hershey, Milton S. Hershey and his wife were supposed to travel on the Titanic but changed their plans at the last minute and the rest is history.

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