Nestl In Fulton, New York: How Sweet It Was

Nestl In Fulton, New York: How Sweet It Was
Tags: Jim Farfaglia

In 1898, Switzerland's Nestl Company was searching for a location to build its first milk processing plant in the United States. Upstate New York's bountiful dairy farms sealed the deal for a factory in Fulton. Soon another Swiss company requested space at the factory to produce a confection that had taken Europe by storm: the milk chocolate bar. Over the next century, factory technicians invented classic treats including the Nestl Crunch Bar, Toll House Morsels and Nestl Quik. With 1,500 workers churning out 1 million pounds of candy per day, Fulton became known as the city that smelled like chocolate. Author Jim Farfaglia recounts the delectable history of Nestl in Fulton.