Milton Snavely Hershey (September 13, 1857 – October 13, 1945)
Probably one of the most famous people that get acknowledged very little is the creator of the Hershey’s company. Milton Snavely Hershey is the founder of the famous chocolate plantation called Hershey, Pennsylvania. This plant rose to success after having produced milk chocolate bars, and later on the very famous oddly conical-shaped chocolate pieces wrapped in foil. Today, these little babies are called Kisses.
In 1907, Hershey introduced a new candy, small flat-bottomed conical-shaped pieces of chocolate that he named “Hershey’s Kiss“. Initially they were individually wrapped by hand in squares of foil, and the introduction of machine wrapping in 1921 simplified the process while adding the small paper ribbon to the top of the package to indicate that it was a genuine Hershey product. Now, 80 million of the candies are produced each day. Other products introduced included Mr. Goodbar, containing peanuts in chocolate, in 1925, Hershey’s Syrup in 1926, semi-sweet dark chocolate chips in 1928, and the Krackel bar containing crisped rice in 1938. — source: WikiPedia.Org
DID YOU KNOW?
* Since he and his wife (Catherine “Kitty” Sweeney) did not have any child, they had ventured into the several philanthropic acts including the establishment of the Hershey Industrial School. Later at around 1951, the school’s name was renamed to Milton Hershey School.
* He has a town. Yep! You read it right. He OWNS a town. Hershey envisioned an astonishing ideal community surrounding his factory site. He developed a model of his community with convenient fenced-houses for the employees.
* In 1912, Milton and his wife were scheduled to travel via the RMS Titanic had they not canceled their reservations due to Kitty’s illness. It was blessing in disguise for that fated health condition saved them from along with unfortunate passengers. This only proves how good he stroke his luck from that threatening disaster.
Thank God he survived! Thank God for his Kisses!