The Sweet Smell of Success: The History of Blommer Chocolate

Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 1:00pm

Event Info




Elmhurst Historical Museum

120 East Park Avenue





Culinary Historians of Chicago

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

The pungent aroma of roasting cocoa beans emanating from the Blommer Chocolate Company has tempted Chicagoans since 1939. Mike Auda of Blommer Chocolate will share the story of this family-run Chicago institution that has become the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America and a leader in sustainability efforts in cocoa growing regions.

Blommer is North America’s largest cocoa bean processor and chocolate manufacturer. They manufacture a broad array of chocolate, cocoa powder, and specialty coatings, including their Signature and Organic lines of chocolates and high-end alkalized cocoas, custom formulated to serve the confectionary, baking, and dairy industries.

Blommer Chocolate is a family owned and operated, fully integrated chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer serving customers around the world.