I am over at Sally Cronin’s lovely blog, Smorgasbord, with the last post in the York chocolate story series. This one is all about chocolate in World War II.
It has been so interesting and informative to find out about The York Chocolate story and the treat everyone enjoys. Author Robbie Cheadle has been sharing The York Chocolatestory with us, following her recent trip to the UK.. You can find part four HERE
The York Chocolate Series Part Five – Chocolate in wartime Second World War 1939 – 1945
When World War II commenced in 1939, the confectionary factories again producing chocolate for the troops. This time, however, chocolate was part of the soldiers’ official rations.
Affected by restrictions on sugar imports and rationing, part of the Rowntree’s factory buildings were temporarily converted to produce items to help the war effort. The cream department was reconfigured for the production of munitions, Ryvita and dried egg, and the gum department was converted into a secret fuse factory. Much of Rowntree’s office space on Haxby Road was utilised by the…
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