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Ghirardelli marks 160 sweet years

A technique called conching is one of the main reasons for the long success of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, celebrating its 160th anniversary this year.The process — which removes bitterness and strips astringency from roasted cocoa beans — results in… Read More

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Hershey to take full control of JV with Godrej

After months of speculation, American chocolate maker Hershey will acquire the balance 49 per cent stake held largely by Godrej Industries (43 per cent) and a minority shareholder ( six per cent) in the joint venture company Godrej Hershey Ltd. Read More

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Darrell Lea will remain Australian owned

Troubled chocolate retailer Darrell Lea will remain Australian owned, but hundreds of jobs will still be lost as the Quinn family takes control. Darrell Lea on Monday was sold to the Quinn family, which owns the Queensland-based VIP Petfoods.The family… Read More

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OLAM Initiates Projects In 52 Communities

OLAM Ghana Limited, a leading licensed cocoa buying company (LBC), is undertaking a cocoa sustainability project in 52 communities across five cocoa regions in the country. The regions are Ashanti, BrongAhafo, Eastern, Western and Central. Under the project, farmers would… Read More

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Purdy’s Chocolates opens

Purdy’s Chocolates is a Canadian owned and family operated business that is the second largest chocolate retailer in Canada, with 59 stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. While many people would consider those impressive statistics, Dwayne Howard had less… Read More

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