About Us: Chocolate & Family
STATE-OF-THE-ART MANUFACTURING - FAMILY VALUES - ARTISAN CANDY MAKERS - CLEAN INGREDIENTS & FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED COCOA.
After years of studying the art of handcrafting small batches of premium chocolates, founder Dan Abel came back to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to open his own candy company. His creations were the result of years of apprenticing with master candy makers across the country.
In February of 1981, the young candy maker opened his first Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company store. The candy kitchen was visible through the windows of the retail store - allowing customers to see chocolates created before their very eyes.
At the heart of the company is a family of candy makers who work alongside a talented staff of artisan chocolatiers with over 100 years of combined confectionery experience. Original recipes from the turn of the century are slowly cooked into copper kettles and stirred by hand. Chocolates are hand decorated or 'striped' and polished before packaged into boxes. Premium ingredients are used in all of our chocolates including fresh whole milk, fresh whipping cream, pure cane sugar, grade AA butter, pure Madagascar Vanilla, fresh fruit and Fair Trade Certified milk and dark chocolate.
In 2011, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company created the Gourmet Wholesale Division which wholesales its line of chocolates across the United States. Our wholesale products are manufactured to the same high standards we have created over the last 40 years.
In 2012, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company made its largest expansion in the company's history - a NEW State-Of-The-Art 30,000 Sq. Ft. Manufacturing Facility in St. Louis. The new factory and corporate headquarters is located at 5025 Pattison Ave. in Saint Louis, Missouri and is open for tours 6 days a week!
Since the new factory opened in 2012, the Abel family has invested millions into the manufacturing facility. With over $3,000,000 of new STATE-OF-THE-ART equipment added in the last 5 years, a second 25,000 sq. ft facility down the road from the factory, SQF certification, re-branding of its core product line and advanced ERP software - Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company has been able to expand its craft products nationwide and Contract Manufacturing capabilities!
In 2019, The Abel family purchased the legendary Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier, a 350 year old chocolate company - once candy makers to the King of France. Today both brands, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company & Bissinger's are under one roof, with one ownership, dedicated to doing what we do best - premium handcrafted confections!
We invite you to experience the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company difference!
-The Abel Family