Guittard Chocolate Company

Fusing European Traditions with Californian Entrepreneurship and Artistry

San Francisco Bay Area chocolate makers Guittard Chocolate Company are launching their celebrated world-class chocolate into the UK for the first time. Perfect for both baking and eating, this sustainable chocolate company has been expertly crafting their products since 1868 using traditional French methods.

The exquisite quality of the brand is demonstrated through the endorsement of UK’s top chocolatier Paul A Young, who now uses Guittard chocolate in a broad range of his incredible creations.

World Class Chocolate

To create world-class bakes, you must use world-class chocolate. The Guittard baking range offers blends, fair-trade and organic chocolate in a variety of different forms; from their chips that are just waiting to become chocolate chip cookies to cocoa powders ideal for brownies and discs designed to melt into your cakes, there is a Guittard product suitable for every recipe.

For those who prefer to take a moment to enjoy their chocolate unadulterated, Guittard offer six blended bars, ranging from 38% milk to 91% dark. Guittard use beans from around the world, with sources including South and Central America, West Africa, the Carribean, the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific. Believing that blended chocolate has just as much to offer as single origin, the Guittard team combines their beans to create perfectly balanced flavour combinations and different flavour profiles.

“Quality from the Ground Up”

Founded in San Francisco in 1868, the Guittard Chocolate Company remains the oldest continuously family-owned and operated chocolate making business in the United States. Today, it’s run by the 4th generation Guittard CEO Gary, who is joined by his daughter Amy and nephew Clark. Under them, Guittard continues to raise the bar with their passion for honourable sourcing, crafting the highest quality chocolate, providing the best service, and setting new standards for the industry, an approach that is illustrated by their mission to Cultivate Better™.

At the heart of the Guittard ethic is a belief in combining tradition and adventurous innovation, in a way that not only cares for the environment but also looks after constructive relationships with their extended family of customers, co-workers, farmers and suppliers.

With a passion for promoting the sustainability of the cocoa growing regions and the wellbeing of cocoa workers, Guittard Chocolate is giving new meaning to the virtues of chocolate. Their uncompromising attitude towards sourcing and dedication to building and nurturing relationships with their growers are hallmarks of Guittard’s “quality from the ground up” approach. In addition to paying a premium for its cacao, Guittard sends an expert team to travel the world, working closely with growers, many of whom they’ve known and worked with for years.

So whether you’re looking for chocolate to boost your bakes or chocolate to sink your teeth into, make sure it’s both world class and that it gives something back