New Ghirardelli® Premium Chocolate 5lb. Bags – Great Beginnings, Gourmet Endings

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. —

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company’s Professional Products Division presents a full line of premium 5 lb. chocolates. Bags – an exceptional 9-item product portfolio that includes new 72% and 52% cocoa non-dairy dark chocolate chips:

  • 1000 carats. Semi-sweet potato chips
  • 52% non-dairy potato chips
  • 100% unsweetened wafers
  • 72% non-dairy potato chips
  • Dark Chocolate Barista Chips
  • Queen dark chocolate wafers
  • 60% chips
  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Stanford Milk Chocolate Wafers

The full range of 5lb. makes it easier for operators to enjoy the benefits of baking cookies, brownies, cakes, molding truffles, filling pies or topping mochas. All this with top quality Ghirardelli chocolate that makes life more enjoyable:

  • Practice: 5 pounds. bags are easy to pour and store, with only two bags per 10 lbs. Case.
  • Accessible: Flexible offerings allow you to mix and match different varieties of chocolate.
  • Versatile: The couverture chocolate formats are perfect for flavoring, coating, melting and glazing. Uncovered fries hold up well when cooked.

“We are extremely pleased to offer premium Ghirardelli chocolate to customers who may not have been able to use our larger bulk packaging before. Our new range of two 5lb. bags ship in convenient 10lb bags. cases is designed for use in restaurants and will enable more operators to provide their customers with an experience they will love,” said Chris Eklem, Vice President of Ghirardelli’s Professional Products Business. “Additionally, our sales team can work with operators to offer a Made With Ghirardelli item on their menu, which has proven to drive incremental sales and contribute to the success of our operator partners.”

9 out of 10 consumers are aware of the Ghirardelli* brand and 81% of consumers are more likely to purchase chocolate menu items made with Ghirardelli**. Put the power of the Ghirardelli brand to work and drive sales growth with the Made With Ghirardelli program by promoting Ghirardelli-approved items on menus, signage and advertisements. Continually perfecting the art of chocolate making for 170 years and committing to sustainability and the highest quality standards allows Ghirardelli to manufacture chocolate with 100% traceable and externally verified cocoa beans. This passion makes it easy to deliver decadent desserts and beautiful drinks that stand out on any menu.

For more information on our products, to receive samples, or to learn more about the Made With Ghirardelli program, visit ghirardelli.com/5lb or email [email protected].

*IPSOS, Chocolate Consumer Observatory, 2020

**Technomic Ghirardelli Brand Equity Research, 2020

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The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium confectionery, bakery ingredients and beverage ingredients. Founded in 1852, Ghirardelli has an incredibly rich American history. As the nation’s oldest operating chocolate maker, Ghirardelli has established its position as America’s premium chocolate company, with over 170 years of chocolate-making experience. Ghirardelli’s line of professional products includes hot chocolates, premium sauces, hot fudge, smoothies, chocolate chips and cocoa powder. In addition to professional products, Ghirardelli produces a wide range of consumer chocolate products and operates retail stores in five states, including the original Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop located in San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Plaza.

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