We all know what happens when a chocolate bar sits inside of a backpack on a really hot day: it melts, and even if it resolidifies, it will never quite look the same. But what if you could tailor your chocolate to have a higher melting point?
Hershey’s made chocolate that stayed solid up to 60° C/140° F. They made the chocolate for the US military, and it was distributed to 1990 Gulf War troops.. It wasn’t very tasty though, and apparently the military cut orders and Hershey’s had a bunch left over, so they rewrapped it in desert camo and sold it domestically as a novelty product. I remember eating one, and thinking it’s no surprise our troops didn’t like it.