This is a list of companies which produce chocolate, not chocolates. That is, they process cocoa beans into a product in-house, rather than merely melting chocolate from another manufacturer. Some are large companies that own the entire process for economic reasons; others aim to control the whole process to improve quality, working conditions, or environmental impact.
1 Bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturers
2 See also 3 References 4 External links
Bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturers
Company Location Year founded Products Notes
Ah Cacao Real Chocolate Mexico 2003 Single origin chocolate bars. Artisan producer of dark chocolate and related products made of Mexican cacao. Supports wildlife conservation.
Amano Artisan Chocolate
Single origin chocolate (bars, couverture), cocoa nibs
Founding member of the Craft
Amedei Italy 1990
Amedei is a luxury chocolate manufacturing company located in Pontedera in the Tuscany region of Italy.
Amul India 1946
Askinosie Chocolate USA (Springfield, MO) 2007 Single origin chocolate bars (dark, dark milk, white), single origin natural cocoa powder, roasted cocoa nibs Utilizes direct trade, paying farmers above fair trade prices for cocoa beans and sharing profit with them. One of the only small-batch chocolate makers in the US to press their own cocoa butter.
Barry Callebaut Switzerland 1996 Acticoa, Alprose, Sarotti, Jacques Large producer of couverture, used in many chocolate products.
More than 40 single origin bars
Cocoa Processing Company Ghana 1981 Golden Tree chocolate bars, chocolate beverages Semi-finished products are sold under the Portem brand name to foreign markets. The Confectionery Factory manufactures chocolate confectionery namely, chocolate bars, chocolate spread, drinking chocolate and chocolate dragees. The confectionery products are marketed under the brand name GoldenTree.
Domori Italy 1997
Domori is a premium chocolate company headquartered None, near Turin.
Chocolates, cakes, and an assortment of chocolate snacks, candies and
El Rey Chocolates Venezuela 1929
El Rey uses only Venezuelan cacao, fermented and sun dried, and processed locally.
Ethel M Chocolates USA (Henderson, NV) 1980 Brittle chocolate-flavored candies, caramels, and fine liqueur-filled chocolates. Ethel M. Chocolates is owned by Mars Inc. The company is named after the mother of Forrest Mars, Sr.
Fazer Finland (Helsinki) 1891
Freia Norway 1889
Freia was made successful by Throne-Holst, who also founded Marabou. It was acquired in 1993 by Kraft Foods, which is now known as Mondelez.
Frey Switzerland 1887
Acquired in 1950 by Migros; #1 in popularity in Switzerland
Friis-Holm Denmark 2007
Galle & Jessen Denmark 1872 Chocolates and liquorice. Famous for their chocolate frogs, and Ga-Jol liquorice. Oldest chocolate factory in Denmark. Acquired in 1972 by Toms International.
Garoto Brazil 1929
Acquired in 2002 by Nestlé
Ghirardelli USA (San Francisco, CA) 1852
Since 1998, it has been owned by Lindt & Sprüngli. Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco is named after this chocolate-making family.
Hachez Germany 1890 Truffles, chocolate candies, chocolate bars, and chocolate coins The Bremer HACHEZ Chocolade GmbH & Co. was established by Joseph Emile Hachez, a chocolatier of Belgian origin, on July 1, 1890.
Haigh's Chocolates Australia (Adelaide) 1915
Haigh's is the oldest family-owned chocolate manufacturing retailer in Australia.
Hershey's USA (Hershey, PA) 1894 Hershey's, Hershey's Kisses, KitKat, Bliss, Heath Bar, Reese's, Dagoba, Scharffen Berger and many others. Hershey ceased bean-to-bar manufacturing around 2007 or 2008. They produce only the Scharffen Berger from bean to bar. See also List of products manufactured by The Hershey Company.
A variety of chocolate bars and filled chocolates, collections of
single origin and single plantation chocolate as well as a range of
savoury cocoa products
J. S. Fry & Sons UK 1761
Merged with Cadbury in 1919
Kalev Estonia 1806
Most or all products are under the Kalev name brand.
Kraft Heinz Company USA (Northfield, IL, Pittsburgh, PA) 1869 Milka, Suchard, Toblerone, Côte d'Or, Marabou, Cadbury and many others Bought Cadburys in 2009
Milk chocolates (Dorina), chocolate bars, (Dorina, Životinjsko
carstvo, Bajadera), nougat desserts
Laima Latvia (Riga) 1870
Lindt & Sprüngli
Lindt developed the conching process. Lindt & Sprüngli bought
Malagos Chocolate Philippines 2012 Single origin chocolate bars, cocoa liquor
Mars, Incorporated USA (McLean, Virginia) 1911 M&Ms, Snickers, Dove Chocolate, and others. Large chocolate manufacturer, with $30 billion USD revenue in 2008.
(Brooklyn, New York)
Mayordomo Mexico (Oaxaca)
Table chocolate, mole
Michel Cluizel France 1948
Michel Cluizel has been a manufacturer of high-quality chocolate in the French town of Damville in Normandy since 1948, and also has a store in Paris.
Natra Spain 1950 No brands, only private label products and co-production for third parties Independent producer of chocolate and chocolate products, focusing on the private label business.
Nestlé Switzerland 1866 Nestlé, and many others
Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company USA and Ghana 1991
Corporate headquarters in the US; chocolate grown and processed in Ghana
Pacari Chocolate Ecuador 2002 Raw whole beans, nibs, chocolate bars, baking chocolate, cocoa powder, cacao butter, and other chocolate covered products First chocolate company to receive biodynamic certification. Cacao is produced using fair trade practices in Ecuador. Products are certified Kosher and Organic.
Patric Chocolate USA (Columbia, MO) 2006 Craft chocolate maker of bean-to-bar products. The product line includes dark chocolate bars, milk chocolate bars, and chocolate bars with inclusions. Winners of the 2016 Good Food Awards in the chocolate category.
Perugina Italy and USA 1907 Baci chocolate, Italian chocolate, pernigotti gianduiotti, glacia mints, sorrento hard candy, spicchi hard candy, perugina glacia mints, perugina sorrento, lazzaroni cookies Now a division of Nestlé.
Rick Jordan Chocolatier USA (St. Louis, MO)
2011 Organic, fair trade, bean-to-bar chocolates and confections. Winner of Dessert Professional Top Ten Chocolatiers of North America 2012.
Royce' Japan 1983
Stollwerck Germany 1839 Sprengel, Sarotti, Gubor, Quintie KFT, Thüringer Schokoladenwerk GmbH Owned since 2002 by Barry Callebaut. They also operated a museum—adjacent to the factory—in Cologne Germany. It is now operated by Lindt.
Storck Germany 1903
A Berlin-based confectionery company in operation for more than 100 years
Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bean to bar - dark/milk/white chocolate bars (Daria, Duo), Choco
Banana, chocolate spread (Eurocrem), chocolate biscuits (Ressana,
Choco Biscuit), chocolate wafers (Linea)
A multinational manufacturer in Southeastern Europe, with factories in
Taza Chocolate USA (Somerville, MA) 2006 Bean-to-bar organic, stone ground chocolate
Theo Chocolate USA (Seattle, WA) 2006
Bean-to-bar chocolate factory. The first chocolate manufacturer in the US to be both 100 percent organic and fair-trade.
Different styles and types of chocolate
Toms International Denmark 1924 Produces chocolate, liquorice and sugar confectionery Toms employs 1,200 - 1,700 employees depending on season and annually produces 50,000 tons of chocolate and sugar confectionery
Traidcraft UK 1979
The company has two components: a public limited company called
Ülker Turkey 1944
Owners of Godiva Chocolatier
Valrhona France 1922
Couverture used by many chocolatiers
Venchi Italy 1878 Gourmet candy bars, novelty spreads, chocolate-coated caviar, extra-dark chocolate, and chocolate bars with nuts Venchi uses cocoa originating from plantations in Central/South America and Africa, distilled rum from the Caribbean, as well as natural vanilla.
Venezuelan Black UK 1998
Small producer of single estate 100% chocolate bars using Venezuelan
cacao. The company's launch was televised as the series Willie's Wonky
Verkade Netherlands 1886
Verkade's products are available through resellers.
Villars-Maitre-Chocolatier Switzerland 1901
Their chocolate contains a lot of stirred-in and covered nuts.
Best known for
Whittaker's New Zealand 1896 Various flavors of slab chocolate, family-sized bars, almond gold, and K-Bars James Henry Whittaker started the business in Christchurch in 1896 and it was later moved to Wellington.
Wilbur Chocolate USA (Lititz, PA) 1884
World's Finest Chocolate
The company is known for chocolate bars commonly sold by schools and
social service organizations as part of fundraisers.
Family-owned and based in Chicago for over 50 years; purchased by
Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur Austria 1999 More than 365 varieties of hand-scooped, filled chocolates, single origin chocolate bars, pralines, couvertures, cocoa nibs, dragees, cakes, ice cream and coffee Award-winning chocolate, named "by far the most innovative chocolatier of all" amongst the world-best chocolate manufacturers by chocolate tester Georg Bernardini
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