First Machine Manufactured Chocolate

The first commercial chocolate process was introduced by Francois-Louis Cailler of Vevey, Switzerland in 1819. Vevey developed a machine to prepare unsweetened chocolate cooking blocks.

      Francois-Louis Cailler of Vevey
      Vevey, Switzerland

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