1883. Hershey opens Lancaster Caramel Company
1894. Hershey Chocolate Corporation founded, Hershey cocoa was introduced
1900. Milton Hershey made chocolate affordable
1907. Hershey's Kisses were introduced
1927. The Hershey Co. was created as a successor of the Hershey Chocolate Corporation
1945. Milton Hershey passed away
Did you know that Hershey's has a number of other candy's under its brand umbrella? Reese's, Kit Kat, Jolly Rancher, Cadbury, Fifth Avenue, Krackle, Mounds, Brookside, Take 5, Twizzler's and Ice Breakers are all candies created by the famous chocolate company.
According to Hershey, the company has more than 21,000 employee's worldwide. When it comes to their products, 80% of the products are made up of cocoa, nuts, milk and sugar. Hershey's is one of the largest almond buyers in America and the company works with the U.S. "peanut belt," ranging from Virginia down to Georgia and stretching west to Texas.