The Story of Baker Chocolate: A Sweet History

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In 1765, Dr. James Baker of Dorchester stumbled upon Irishman John Hannon crying on the banks of the mighty Neponset River. Hannon, though penniless, possessed the rare skills required to create chocolate, a delicacy exclusive to Europe, and Baker, with pockets bursting, wished to make a name for himself. Using a mill powered by the same river upon which they met, the duo built America’s oldest and most beloved manufacturer of this rich treat. Hosted by the Friends of the Fremont Library, regional historian Anthony Sammarco details the delicious saga of Massachusetts’s Baker Chocolate Company. Both bitter and sweet, this tale is sure to tickle your taste buds. Join us on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 pm at the Fremont Public Library, 7 Jackie Bernier Drive, Fremont. Contact: 603-895-9543