The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History

Issue Date: 
February, 2020
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Author and local historian Anthony Sammarco details the delicious saga of Massachusetts’s Baker Chocolate Company, from its start with John Hannon’s to the famed La Belle Chocolatiere advertising campaign to cacao bean smuggling sparked by Revolutionary War blockades. Both bitter and sweet, this tale is sure to tickle your taste buds. Join us for this delicous book event on February 8 at 2:00 p.m., at the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central Street, Natick.

About Anthony Sammarco:
Besides The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History, Mr. Sammarco is also the author of Lost Boston; A History of Howard Johnson’s; Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store; Christmas Traditions in Boston, and over 70 other books on the history and development of Boston.
Mr. Sammarco teaches popular courses about Boston History at the Boston University Metropolitan College, and at The Urban College of Boston. He is the winner of numerous awards and honors including The Bullfinch Award from the Doric Dames of the Massachusetts State House; the Washington Medal from the Freedom Foundation, and any others.

His books will be available for sale at $20 each. Cash or check sales only.

Tickets to this event are free, but are required. Visit the library or go to their website,, and see their events page for registration details.