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Ghirardelli marks 160 sweet years
September 14, 2012
A technique called conching is one of the main reasons for the long success of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, celebrating its 160th anniversary this year.The process — which removes bitterness and strips astringency from roasted cocoa beans — results in the rich, indulgent flavor that characterizes confections made by Ghirardelli, which, incorporated in 1852, is America’s oldest premium chocolate maker.
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