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Instant Hot Chocolate

Hayden Lamphere
September 04, 2023

Necessity is the mother of invention, so when Charles Sanna ’39 needed to use up the surplus wartime coffee creamer packets his family company, Sanna Dairy Engineers, had produced, he took inspiration from brown cows. His packets of creamy, chocolatey goodness launched in 1961 as Swiss Miss, the world’s first instant cocoa that could be mixed with water.

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