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.
Peter began his career as a candle maker in his native town 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 , 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 Company .
* ^ "Toms: Chokoladens historie" (in Danish). Archived from the
original on 15 April 2015. Peter Daniel fra
Nestlé i Schweiz opfinder
videre ved at tilføre mælkepulver i chokolade, og laver dermed den
første mælkechokolade i 1875. English translation: Peter Daniel from
* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 30615687 * GND : 129400564 * HDS : 30586
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