Like beauty fads and fashion statements, many chocolate trends have come and gone – but each are specific to the decades of the past. After all, the origin of the yummy stuff dates back to biblical times.
It’s incredible and undeniable how history has inspired some crazy combinations and delicious recipes. Within the past century, the evolution of and way we eat chocolate has changed so much. Here are some highlights from the past 100 years of the crave-worth treat.
1910s — Turtle time!
The Turtle, now commonly associated with flavors or ice cream, brownies, and other desserts, was created in 1916. It is a chocolate covered caramel and nut candy. Oh yeah, and it's shaped like the reptile it’s named after.
1920s — A marriage made in heaven.
1930s — Raising the bar.
1940s — Ten hut!
1950s — Things get gooey.
The Rocky Road Candy bar, with marshmallows, roasted cashews and, of course, chocolate, is handmade and distributed under The Annabelle Candy Company, named after the daughter of creator Sam Altshuler.