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World Wide Chocolate is pleased to offer a number of American Chocolate manufacturers. We currently are offering Guittard, Ghirardelli, Dagoba, Scharffen Berger, Vermont Nut Free, and Blommer. Choose a chocolate maker from America to begin shopping.
Guittard American Chocolates & Chocolate Bars
In the 1850’s, Etienne Guittard embarked on an arduous journey from France to America. It was during the California Gold Rush, and in just a few short years, while still in his twenties, this adventuresome Frenchman struck gold on the rough and tumble streets of early San Francisco.
An experienced chocolate maker, Etienne had brought delicious French chocolate to trade for mining supplies, but soon discovered that wealthy miners were willing to pay premium prices for this elegant treat. Etienne sailed back to Tournus, France, where he worked in his uncle's chocolate factory until he could afford to buy his own chocolate making equipment. In 1868, he returned to San Francisco and opened Guittard Chocolate on Sansome Street.
Chocolate Bars | Cocoa Powder & Syrups | Chocolate Chips & Wafers | Dipping Chocolate
Ground & Bulk Chocolate | Nonpariels
Ghirardelli American Chocolates & Chocolate Bars
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Incorporated in 1852, Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company. As America’s longest continuously operating chocolate manufacturer, Ghirardelli has established its position as America’s Premium Chocolate Company for over 150 years.
Ghirardelli continues to honor its heritage to this day. In fact, Ghirardelli is one of the few companies in America that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa bean to finished product. This control over the manufacturing process, combined with Ghirardelli’s proprietary bean blend and unique methods of roasting and processing ensures that consumers are rewarded with the highest quality, richest products.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Bars and Squares | Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa, Chips and Powder | Ghirardelli Syrups
Amano is dedicated to creating some of the world's most exquisite single origin chocolate through traditional techniques. Amano means “by hand” and “they love” in Italian, and that describes the care and perfection that Amano brings to chocolate and in turn to the people who savor it. That is why it is also called artisan chocolate.
Amano Chocolate sources only the world's very best beans and ingredients. Amano visits the plantations, buys from the growers, and when necessary works with them to improve their skill in properly growing, fermenting and drying the cacao beans to meet Amano exacting standards.
Through working with small, carefully controlled batches and lots of love and attention, Amano Chocolate seek not to be the largest chocolate company, simply to make the very best chocolate humanly - or heavenly - possible.
Scharffen Berger American Chocolates & Chocolate Bars
What else would bring two long term friends together in a business venture but a passion for chocolate? Retired doctor, Robert Steinberg and winemaker, John Scharffen Berger decided just to do so.
Robert Steinberg traveled to Lyons, France where he learned the art of pure chocolate making. Taking this information he approached his friend, John Scharffen Berger former owner of Scharffen Berger Wineries.
In 1996, the two began combining their knowledge and skills, researched different beans, experimented till they produced a consistently wonderful chocolate.
Continuing with their small batch process they have quickly grown to a thriving business that has been a culinary adventure.
Taza, an American chocolatier located in Somerville MA, crafts a Mexican chocolate-styled stone ground chocolate from bean to bar. Their story began when Taza founder Alex Whitmore took his first bite of stone ground chocolate while traveling in Oaxaca, Mexico, and came home so inspired that he decided to start a chocolate factory. Fueled by a passion for Mexican chocolate traditions, he learned to hand-carve the granite millstones that Taza uses today to grind cacao into rustic, organic dark chocolate that bursts with bright, bold flavor and texture.
Through their Direct Trade Certified Cacao program, Taza Chocolate cultivates face-to-face relationships with farmers. By working together directly, they can source the highest quality cacao possible, while paying their farmers a premium above the Fair Trade cacao price.
Based in Woodbridge, VA, Potomac Chocolate was founded in 2010, and is the first bean-to-bar chocolate maker in the Washington, DC area.
From Potomac’s workshop, they make their fine chocolate using a traditional, artisan approach. Hand-crafting every bar, Potomac Chocolate works to coax out only the best flavors from the cacao bean in every step of the process—from roasting, cracking and winnowing the cacao beans, refining and conching, to tempering and molding the final bars. In order to highlight the beans’ flavor, their chocolate is made from the bare minimum of ingredients: cacao beans and sugar, with no added vanilla, cocoa butter or emulsifier.
Vermont Nut Free American Chocolates & Chocolate Bars
Vermont Nut Free Chocolate Company was founded by the mother of a little boy with a peanut allergy. Our entire selection is completely safe for those with any tree nut or peanut allergy but can also be enjoyed by anyone who loves fine chocolates.
We are committed to providing you with quality chocolates that are safe for those with any nut or peanut allergy. Our gourmet chocolate truffles, fruit creams, mint creams, caramels, raisin clusters, chocolate bars and novelty items are made in small batches the old fashioned way from the finest nut free ingredients.
All of our centers are hand made from scratch in our own nut free facility and then individually dipped into premium chocolate before being hand packed and shipped fresh to you.
Blommer Chocolate Company American Chocolates
Blommer Chocolate is a fully integrated chocolate and cocoa manufacturer serving customers around the world. Our company was founded in 1939 in Chicago, Illinois by Henry Blommer, Sr., along with his brothers Al and Bernard. By 1948, the business warranted further expansion. They branched out nationally with the addition of Blommer Chocolate Factory of California in Los Angeles. In 1952, Blommer purchased the common stock of Boldemann Chocolate of San Francisco.
Both the southern California and San Francisco operations were consolidated in 1970 when a new facility was built in Union City, California. We expanded once again to meet the demands of increasing business when we built a new plant in East Greenville, Pa in 1980 and again this year when we added 85,000 square feet to our East Greenville facility. The company’s three factories are located strategically across the United States giving us the unique ability to respond quickly to our customers’ needs.
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