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Monday, July 25, 2005 

All I can say is....


The Hershey Co., the nation's largest candy maker, plans to acquire a California-based specialty maker of dark chocolate bars and baking products.

Hershey did not say Monday how much it would pay to purchase Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker Inc. The company owns and operates three specialty stores in New York City, San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif., and its products are also carried in other specialty stores.

...In the past year, Hershey has acquired the Mexico-based maker of spicy candies, Grupo Lorena, and Hawaii's largest macadamia nut processor, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. -
I adore Scharffen Berger. I only hope that this buy out won't destroy the quality of their product, as buyout usually do. I especially enjoy their chocolate for the best brownies in the world. And, of course, it makes a world of difference in cookies, too.

When in the San Francisco area, I highly recommend taking a tour of their "plant". If you can't make it there for awhile, take a virtual tour.

OH MY GOSH! I had not heard this. I sincerely hope they don't alter the brand. It is one of my favorites.

I just this evening watched the "Secret Life of" Brownies this evening on the Food Network!
I should have known you'd be right on top of this story.

I left out the part where they spent a good third of the show at the Scharffen Berger factory. doh!

This is the third post I've read on this, but I've never even heard of SB before! Guess that's a good thing; I won't know what I'm missing.

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