Ghirardelli - American Heritage
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is one of the most traditional chocolate companies in the United States and part of America’s chocolate heritage. During the Gold Rush in the mid-1800s, founder Domingo Ghirardelli shrewdly discovered that the exhausted miners were starving for treats and needed something to spend their gold dust on. Since its historic beginnings in 1852, the founder Domingo Ghirardelli was dedicated to creating premium chocolate with highest quality only.
Today, the historic chocolate factory at Ghirardelli Square is one of San Francisco’s landmark. Ghirardelli, with its creativity and passion for quality, proved to be a perfect fit for Lindt & Sprüngli and has been part of the brand portfolio since 1998. The most famous products in the brand portfolio of Ghirardelli are the popular SQUARES which were developed in 1999. Meanwhile in numerous variants available, the fine chocolate SQUARES with the liquid core take almost every taste of discerning consumers.
In the US, the brands Lindt, Ghirardelli and Russell Stover are No. 1 in the premium chocolate market and No. 3 in the overall chocolate market.