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Mixed and Packaged in Lexington: Grandma’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Gravy




Hannah, Gail, granddaughter Emily, and Mary are not only part of the Grandma’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Gravy family, but are involved with daily mixing and packaging.
Photo by W. Clay Crook/The Lexington Progress


Whether served on hot biscuits, pancakes, waffles, or angel food cake, chocolate gravy was a morning staple for many Southern homes.  Gail Hunley Horine, of Lexington, is making it more than a memory, she’s packaging the ingredients and seeing it stocked in local groceries, and now buffets.    Gail’s grandparents had different recipes, one side made it with water and the other with milk.  But how did it grow from a childhood memory to a grocery shelf?  “My house seemed to be the local gathering place, both for relatives and neighborhood children,” Gail said, “and I used my own recipe for chocolate gravy for breakfast.”    It started out slowly, with mixing up a bit for neighbors and relatives, and then selling under…

For the complete story, see the March 27th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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