An illustrated guide to chocolate that every self-respecting chocoholic should read.
Do you remember when a Snickers was a Marathon? And when you could burst in to a sweet shop and ask for ‘an Oliver Twist, two Tiffins and a Big Wig, please!’ and keep a straight face? Those were the good days: when a Dairy Milk bar was 22p and you’d never seen anything as big as a Wagon Wheel.
Revisit some of your forgotten favourites and current addictions, as Steve Berry and Phil Norman take you on a tour of cocoa’s finest moments. Fully illustrated with hundreds of wrappers, ads and pack shots, ‘A Brief History of Chocolate’ brings together research from the archives, factories and warehouses of some of the leading chocolate manufacturers in the country to create a book that is packed full of fascinating historical research…
… and lots and lots of chocolate.
Warning: may contain nuts
A ‘Brief History of Chocolate’ originally featured in ‘The Great British Tuck Shop’, the ultimate book of sweetie nostalgia.
'An illustrated guide to chocolate that every self-respecting chocoholic should read' YOURS MAGAZINE
'It's cheaper than an easter egg – and calorie-free!' GRAZIA
Reviews of The Great British Tuck Shop:
‘A magisterial work of social history’ OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY
‘A must-buy for sweet-eaters everywhere’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘The history of our favourite retro sweets’ THE SUN
‘A book which is all kinds of amazing.’ ALEXIS PETRIDIS
About the author
Steve and Phil were founder members of the TV Cream nostalgia website and have written several books on popular culture.