7 Biggest Chocolate Factories in the World

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Many of us LOVE chocolate, and today we will explore 7 biggest chocolate factories in the world together. Do you know how chocolate is made? Or where does your favorite chocolate come from? Nowadays, there are 4 countries that produce the most chocolate including the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium. Well, cacao seeds are the main source to produce chocolate through many processes to get chocolate bars that we eat. But first, let’s talk about the biggest chocolatiers.

1. Hershey

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Hershey is the largest chocolate factory in the world, and their products sold in over 60 countries in the world. Their headquarters are in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The chocolate factory founded by Milton S. Hershey back in 1894. This factory is a member of the World Cocoa Foundation now, I hope you like Hershey’s chocolate.

2. Teuscher

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This factory makes more than 100 different chocolates from original recipes for more than 70 years now. Teuscher locates in Zurich Switzerland, and the company has outlets in Geneva Berlin, NYC, Boston, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, and more. Founded in 1932 by Dolf Teuscher, Sr., the company also bakes the famous cookies of Basel as well.

3. Godiva Chocolatier


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Founded in Belgium back in 1926 by Joseph Draps, the company later was purchased by a Turkish businessman, Yildiz Holding. The chocolate from the company served worldwide along with other productions like ice cream, cheesecake, coffee pods, and more. Now, there are more than 450 Godiva shops worldwide.

4. Barry Callebaut

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Being a member among world’s largest cocoa producers and grinders, the company produces 1.7 million tonnes of cocoa every day. Founded by Callebaut in 1996, the company now operates in more than 30 countries around the world. Its headquarter locates in Zürich, Switzerland.

5. Vosges Haut-Chocolat

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Here is the Chicago-based luxury chocolate maker founded in 1998. The special chocolate that they offer combined with exotic varieties of spices, bacon, and other ingredients. The owner of this factory is Katrina Markoff, and the factory produces chocolate with many unique ingredients with perfection.

6. Valrhona

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We also have a big chocolate factory in France, too. Founded in 1922 by Alberic Guironnet, it is one of the leading producers of gastronomic chocolate in the world. Their headquarter is in Tain-l’Hermitahe, France. There, you will find countless chocolate bars and bulk in bars or pellets flavored in different tastes that you will love.

7. Ferrero SpA

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Michele Ferraro was the founder of this company back in 1946 after many years of chocolate inventions of his father and uncle. Personally, Ferrero Rocher is my favorite chocolate due to the tastes and designs of the chocolate. The headquarter of the company is in Alba, Piedmont, Italy. Besides chocolate, the company also the owner of Nutella, Raffaello, Tic Tac, Kinder Surprise/Chocolate/Bueno/Joy, and more.