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- Premium chocolate producer of treats, ice cream parlors, and more
- Known for that signature intense, smooth-melting chocolate taste
In 1849, during the California Gold Rush, Italian-born Domingo Ghirardelli moved to America and opened a store in a mining camp. After discovering the miners were starved for luxuries and needed something to spend their gold dust on, he starting stocking chocolate delicacies. In 1852, the enterprising immigrant founded a confectionery shop in San Francisco, which eventually became the modern-day Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.
Today, they are America’s oldest continuously operating chocolate maker. Products are sold in stores everywhere and online, and they also have their own chocolate and ice cream shops across the country. They continue to build on the rich tradition of quality products and innovation, from the launch of their now-famous filled Squaresin the late 1990s to the 2014 debut of minis chocolates, a shareable, on-the-go treat.