Hershey’s chocolate can make anyone smile

By Jill C. Hindman
February 22, 2001

photos courtesy of Hersheys.com

by Jill C. Hindman

assistant features editor

It comes wrapped in a shiny silver piece of paper. When you unwrap the perfectly folded wrapper your eyes smile, your mouth waters and then you take a bite.


It is the perfect holiday gift for any season. Many have cravings for it and some cannot live without it.

Milton Snavely Hershey developed Hershey’s chocolate. He is also responsible for Hershey, PA, which is known as The Sweetest Place on Earth. When Hershey developed these ideas his intent was to create a chocolate plant in a community that had the same name.

If you love chocolate than a visit to Hershey’s Chocolate World would be a trip to heaven for you. Located in Hershey, PA, the official visitor’s center for Hershey’s Food Corporation hosts 2 million guests annually.

A trip to Hershey’s Chocolate World will invite you to go on a chocolate- making tour ride that has a tasty sample waiting for you at the end. You ask yourself why there is a Hershey’s Chocolate World, Hershey Park and Hershey Museum, well that is because this delectable treat is enjoyed by so many.

A visit to Hershey’s Museum will give you the chance to see the original machinery that first made your favorite treat.

Hershey Park is located on a beautiful 110-acre setting. It holds more than 55 rides, restaurants, games and gift shops. The park also hosts many shows, concerts and events. In the upcoming months Hershey Park will be hosting Bon Jovi and NSYNC.

Hershey’s chocolate has been enjoyed by generations of families. This one little treat, a simple piece of chocolate, has made for an entire industry of education, fun and good times. Taking a visit to any of the Hershey attractions will have you leaving with a smile. Once you take a bite of that chocolate you can’t help but smile.


Call 717-534-3911 for more information or visit www.hersheys.com.

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