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DANIEL PETER (9 March 1836 – 4 November 1919) was a Swiss chocolatier . He was one of the first chocolatiers to make milk chocolate , in 1875 or 1876, by adding powdered milk to the chocolate.

LIFE

Peter began his career as a candle maker in his native town Vevey
Vevey
, Switzerland, but soon demand fell due to the emergence of oil lamps.

When Peter came up with the process of making milk chocolate in 1857, he had a problem with removing the water from the milk, which caused mildew to form. It was not until he enlisted the cooperation of Henri Nestlé
Nestlé
, then a baby-food manufacturer, that finally, in 1875 after seven years of effort, he was able to bring the product onto the market. Later, in 1879, the two joined to form the Nestlé
Nestlé
Company .

REFERENCES

* ^ "Toms: Chokoladens historie" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Peter Daniel fra Nestlé
Nestlé
i Schweiz opfinder videre ved at tilføre mælkepulver i chokolade, og laver dermed den første mælkechokolade i 1875. English translation: Peter Daniel from Nestlé
Nestlé
in Switzerland
Switzerland
invents further by adding milk powder to chocolate, thereby producing the first milk chocolate in 1875. * ^ "Cocoa", Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 9 May. 2013.

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* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 30615687 * GND : 129400564 * HDS : 30586

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