Nestlé in Fulton New York - How Sweet It Was
Publisher: The History Press
Devour this delectable, surprising history of one of America’s most beloved confectioners with photos, firsthand accounts, and stories.
In 1898, Switzerland’s Nestlé Company was searching for a location to build its first milk processing plant in the United States. Upstate New York’s bountiful dairy farms sealed the deal for a factory in Fulton. Soon another Swiss company requested space at the factory to produce a confection that had taken Europe by storm: the milk chocolate bar. Over the next century, factory technicians invented classic treats including the Nestlé Crunch Bar, Toll House Morsels, and Nestlé Quik.
With 1,500 workers churning out a million pounds of candy per day, Fulton became known as the city that smelled like chocolate. In this lively, photo-filled biography, Jim Farfaglia recounts the delectable history of Nestlé in Fulton, New York.