The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a United States division of Swiss candy-maker Lindt & Sprüngli. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Lindt & Sprüngli, more commonly known as Lindt, is a Swiss premium Chocolate and confectionery company The company was founded by Italian chocolatier Domingo Ghirardelli. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Domenico Ghirardelli Sr (1817-1894 was born in Rapallo, Italy in 1817 the son and apprentice of a Chocolatier.
In 1817, Domenico Ghirardelli was born in Rapallo, Italy (near Genoa) to an exotic foods importer and his young wife. Rapallo is a commune in the Province of Genoa, in Liguria, Italy. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest At a young age, Domenco was introduced to the chocolate and confectionary trade when he apprenticed for a local candy maker. At the age of 20, Ghirardelli married his first wife, and set sail to Uruguay to partake in the South American chocolate trade. Uruguay.(official full name in República Oriental del Uruguay;, Oriental Republic of Uruguay) is a country located in the southeastern part of South America Here, he took a job in a "coffee and chocolate establishment. "
A year later, attracted by opportunities in Lima, Ghirardelli sailed around Cape Horn to Peru. Lima is the Capital and largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers on a coast overlooking Cabo de Hornos redirects here for the Chilean commune see Cabo de Hornos Chile. Peru (Perú Piruw Piruw officially the Republic of Peru ( reˈpuβlika del peˈɾu is a country in western South America. Fatefully, Ghirardelli opened a confectionery store next to a cabinet shop owned by an American, James Lick. James Lick ( August 25, 1796 &ndash October 1, 1876) was an American carpenter Piano builder land baron and patron Enticed by the stories of prosperity in North America, in 1847 Lick left for San Francisco, taking 600 pounds of neighbor Ghirardelli’s Chocolate with him. Meanwhile, Ghirardelli continued to operate his store in Peru, soon replacing his Italian first name with its Spanish equivalent, Domingo.
In 1849, following the death of his first wife and his remarriage to Carmen Alvarado, Ghirardelli learned of the gold strike at Sutter’s Mill and sailed unaccompanied to California. Ghirardelli Square is a Tourist attraction with shops and restaurants in the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco California. After prospecting in the Jamestown-Sonora area, Ghirardelli once again became a merchant, opening a general store in Stockton, California, offering supplies and confections to fellow miners. Stockton is a City in California and the seat of San Joaquin County (the fifth largest agricultural county in the United States Located in a tent, it was one of the first shops in the area.
Several months later, Ghirardelli opened a second store on the corner of Broadway and Battery in San Francisco, which became his first establishment in the city.
In 1965, San Francisco declared Ghirardelli Square an official city landmark. Two years later, production facilities moved to San Leandro, California. San Leandro is a city in Alameda County, California, United States.
For years a large independent chocolate company, Ghirardelli was bought by the Golden Grain Macaroni Company, maker of Rice-A-Roni, in 1963. Rice-A-Roni is a product of The Quaker Oats Company. It is a boxed food mix that consists of Rice, Vermicelli, Seasonings and sometimes other Golden Grain moved chocolate-making operations to the huge San Leandro factory. In 1986, Quaker Oats bought Golden Grain, and thus Ghirardelli. The Quaker Oats Company is an American food conglomerate based in Chicago. In 1992, Quaker Oats sold the Ghirardelli Chocolate division to a private investment group. John J. Anton, from that group, became the president and CEO of the newly independent Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Lindt and Sprungli Chocolate acquired Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in 1998 as a wholly owned subsidiary of its holding company.
The chocolate is no longer manufactured at Ghirardelli Square, having been relocated to San Leandro. San Leandro is a city in Alameda County, California, United States.
Ghirardelli chocolate square varieties include:
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