Grahame's Chocolate Deals (July 4th weekend)

July 4th Weekend

A little bit of chocolate history on this July 4th: Did you know that chocolate touched the shores of North America nearly 400 years ago... 1641 aboard a Spanish ship docking in Florida. It next turns up in Boston several decades later as a hot drink, sold by Dorothy Jones and Jane Barnard in their coffee house.

By the 1700s, the Colonies were importing over 300 tons of cocoa beans, and Ben Franklin was selling chocolate in his Philadelphia print shop. In 1849, Domingo Ghirardelli was selling chocolate to gold miners.

This delicious treat only finally reaches the masses after Milton Hershey set up his first factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in 1900. Today, chocolate’s popularity is truly out of this world – even carried by U.S. astronauts into space.

But enough history. Here are some excellent offerings this weekend!

In honor of July 4th, San Francisco's famed Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is offering a special deal on its chocolate squares: Buy 2 bags and Get 1 Free. This offer is valid on their Milk Chocolate Caramel Squares Gift Bag and Assorted Chocolate Squares Gift Bag -- both the 40 and 80 count size. The promotion is valid on the website only. No promo code required. Discount is offered in cart. Shop here:

And here are more deals.......

MarieBelle | New York | A Sweet Way to Say Happy Birthday to America | Take 15% off selected items | If you've never tried chocolate from this Soho-based business, you have something special to look forward to -- and now, as a way to celebrate July 4th,  they are offering a special edition box of chocolate ganache in 5 different flavors!  Click for deal. GG Profile.