As the longest continuously operating chocolate manufacturer in the United States, Ghirardelli has established its position as America's premium chocolate company for more than 160 years.
We are one of very few American manufacturers that make chocolate starting from cocoa bean to finished products. Throughout the process, we take special steps to ensure that our premium chocolate delivers our signature intense, smooth-melting chocolate taste.
Intensive quality assurance in the selection of cocoa beans means that Ghirardelli accepts only the highest-quality beans. We reject as many as 40% of the beans that are offered to us. Beans that are not selected are sold to other manufacturers.
In all of its chocolate product, Ghirardelli uses a proprietary blend of cocoa beans that has been refined over the company's 160-year history to provide our distinct and intense chocolate taste.
Ghirardelli roasts the cocoa beans in-house to ensure the company's signature flavor profile is consistently maintained in all chocolate products. We also use a different roasting process whereby we remove the shell first and then roast the small nibs inside.