Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate at the Old North Church

Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate at the Old North Church Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution! Experience 18th century chocolate and learn how colonial Bostonians consumed this popular treat.
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Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution! Visitors will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience 18th-century chocolate as it was enjoyed by some of Boston’s most famous Revolutionary-era patriots. Our costumed interpreters discuss the way colonial Americans prepared and consumed chocolate. Discover where chocolate comes from and how it is made. And after you have learned all there is to know about chocolate, you get a free taste of the delicious drink enjoyed by John and Abigail Adams. Be sure to follow our blog at http://chocolate.oldnorth.com for all your chocolate and colonial musings! 2017 Hours of Operation January: Closed February: Open on Saturdays and during school vacation week, February 18-25, from 11am to 4pm March - April 9th: Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm April 15th - May 31th: Open daily from 11am to 5pm June 1st - Oct 31st: Open daily from 11am to 5:30pm November: Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11am to 5pm December: Open on Saturdays and during school vacation week from 11am to 4pm

Search no more for that Hot and Spicy Mexican Chocolate Frosting recipe. Add a little spice to your cupcakes. To order t...
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Hot and Spicy Mexican Chocolate Frosting | From the Hearth & Home of Mrs. Newark Jackson

Search no more for that Hot and Spicy Mexican Chocolate Frosting recipe. Add a little spice to your cupcakes.

To order the American Heritage Chocolate Drink and other American Heritage products shop on-line at The Old North Church Gift Shop https://old-north-church-gift-shop.myshopify.com/

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The hot chili pepper added to the American Heritage enhances the rich flavor of the chocolate without over powering it. There’s just enough spicy kick to tickle the back of your throat. Enjoy! To order the American Heritage Chocolate Drink and other American Heritage products shop on-line at The O...

The hardness of the salt, the sweetness of the chocolate, and the texture of the rose petals completes the ultimate tast...
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Rose and Pink Salt Chocolate Bark | From the Hearth & Home of Mrs. Newark Jackson

The hardness of the salt, the sweetness of the chocolate, and the texture of the rose petals completes the ultimate taste experience!

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The hardness of the salt, the sweetness of the chocolate, and the texture of the rose petals completes the taste experience! Our Rose and Pink Salt Chocolate Bark makes a decadent treat for Mother's Day (and every day!).

Women in the Colonial Chocolate BusinessDue to labor shortages, women in pre-industrial America often worked, including ...
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Women in the Colonial Chocolate Business

Women in the Colonial Chocolate Business

Due to labor shortages, women in pre-industrial America often worked, including in the chocolate business, sometimes alongside a husband or alone after having been widowed.1
[1731] Hannah Boydell, wife of Mr. John… [retailing] Sugar, Coffee, Chocolate… 2
[1731] This may serve to Inform Gentlemen in… Boston that Mrs. Read has opened a Chocolate House in King-Street… where they may Read the News and take Chocolate Coffee or Tea ready made any time of Day.3
[1732] At Mrs. Mary Sewall’s… is to be sold very good Chocolate per pound… ”4
[1751] Choice good CHOCOLATE made and Sold by Samuel Watts… N.B. Mary Watts in Middle Street sells the above said chocolate upon the same easy Terms, with sundry other Grocery Articles.”5
[1752] MARY LEECH is moved… where any person may be supply’d… and also with tea, chocolate, coffee, sugar… at reasonable rates… 6
[1760], chocolate “to be sold by ANNE GRANT in Hanover-Square”7
[1761] by “SARAH WHITE At Beekman’s Square,”8
[1762] by “Sarah M’Cullume” in New York,9
[1765] by “Bethiah Oliver, at her SHOP opposite the Rev. Dr. SEWALL’s Meeting-House, Boston.”10
[1766] “CORNELIA SMITH at her House in Market Street” sold chocolate by the box or dozen.11
[1775] by “REBECCA ROBINSON.”12

1 Many of them entered into an enterprise that had been run by a father or a husband. Women often farmed, especially if widowed or the husband was away. They practiced law and were the preferred practitioners of medicine and obstetrical medicine. A substantial number of printers and newspaper publishers of the Colonial period were women. Eliza Lucas Pinckney made a fortune producing the first crop of indigo in 1744 in South Carolina as she maintained her deceased husband’s seven plantations. While the income women derived equalled that of men, these women generally had no control over the use of that income. Linda Grant De Pauw and Conover Hunt, Remember the Ladies: Women in America (New York: Viking Press, 1975), 61–63.
2 New-England Weekly Journal (May 31, 1731): 2.
3 Boston Gazette (Monday September 6 –Monday September 13, 1731): 2.
4 New-England Weekly Journal (April 17, 1732): 2.
5 Boston Gazette (April 23, 1751): 2.
6 Pennsylvania Gazette (April 9, 1752): 3.
7 New-York Mercury (January 7, 1760): 4.
8 New-York Mercury (May 18, 1761): 3.
9 New-York Mercury (October 11, 1762): Supplement 2.
10 Boston Evening-Post (April 15, 1765): 4.
11 Pennsylvania Gazette (January 9, 1766): 3.
12 Pennsylvania Packet (October 16, 1775): 4.
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