Milton Hershey And The Hershey Company

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The Hershey Company is a candy company that makes hundreds of candies. They are one of the biggest manufacturers of candy in the world. It was started by a man named Milton Hershey in 1894. The company is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and has spread all over the world. Hershey chocolate is a mouthwatering milk chocolate that is affordable for all.
Milton Hershey, the founder of The Hershey Company, was born September 13, 1857, and his parents were Henry Hershey and Fanny Snavely. At the age of 14, Milton became an apprentice for a candy maker. Soon he realised he had a natural talent for candy making. Milton wasn’t the most successful person before he started Hershey’s. When Milton was 18, he started his first candy company, and it was located in Philadelphia. After six years of hard work, the business failed. Milton tried again in New York but it failed again.
Almost broke, Milton started a new caramel company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After four years, Milton became “one of the leading manufacturers of chocolate of caramels in the United States” (“Lancaster Caramel Company.” n.d.). Milton changed the company’s name from Lancaster Caramel Company to the
Hershey Company. He started to sell milk chocolate, but it took him many years of trial and error to create his recipe of milk chocolate. An author writing about Milton states, “Milton Hershey was the first American to develop a formula for manufacturing milk chocolate…It was affordable, tasted good, and remained…

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