Near the end of the sixteenth century, the daily wage of a man in the Guatemalan province of Verapaz was 40 cacao beans.
So a shift was made towards chocolate. The colonies could get cacao beans straight from Central America tax-free.
More than 80 years ago, an employee of DeMet's Candy Company, said that the company's original recipe of milk chocolate, caramel, and pecans looked like a turtle. The name stuck!