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Jan 28, 2009 07:56 AM

Scharffenberger closing


Joseph Schmidt as well

(01-27) 18:28 PST -- The Hershey Co. said Tuesday it plans to close Scharffen Berger's West Berkeley manufacturing plant as well as the San Francisco factory that makes Joseph Schmidt chocolates and consolidate production at other facilities.

Hershey, which in 2005 bought both Scharffen Berger, which specializes in premium dark chocolates, and trufflemaker Joseph Schmidt, will continue to produce those brands, but the chocolates will no longer be locally made.

  1. As a food professional who used a lot of Scharffen Berger chocolate, I am saddened and appalled by the decision. I will no longer use the product. Robert is spinning in his grave right now.

    1. We have another discussion about this topic in progress. Rather than having similar conversations going on in different threads, we'll close this one, and ask that further replys continue here: