Our Hershey Tropical Chocolate Box is a reproduction of a case box that would have held 50 Hershey Tropical bars.
Not to be confused with the D-ration, the Tropical chocolate bar was specially formulated to withstand the heat during shipping without melting. They were primarily used in hot weather locations such as the Pacific theater, CBI, and North Africa, although they did appear in certain K-ration meals.
Hershey’s was able to raise the melting point of chocolate by a full 20 degrees. Mars would eventually answer the
The snack size Hershey bar is the closest to the size of the original tropical bar. However, we now have the matching mold, if you’d prefer to make the proper size 1 oz or 2 oz Tropical Chocolate bars with Hershey’s cocoa powder.