May 10, 2006
Some historians have come up with a type of chocolate they think tastes like it did over 200 years ago. It's called American Heritage Chocolate and is partly made of roasted cocoa beans. Right now, it's being sold at several museums throughout Virginia including Monticello. Officials there say the reaction to it is mixed.
"It was slow at first, it was curiosity, it's a little more expensive then our other candy items, but it's picked up, people like it...it's different but it's good," said Christy Campbell, Assistant Manager of the Monticello Museum Shop.
Historians say chocolate was extremely popular during the 18th Century. Many American soldiers ate it as part of their daily ration.