World Wide Chocolate
Domenico Ghirardelli is the man behind the brand. He was born in Rapallo, Italy and was introduced to the chocolate and confectionery trade while working as a young apprentice alongside a local candy maker. In 1849, Domenico (who changed his name to the Spanish equivalent, Domingo) set his sights on America, settling here to open a general store in Stockton, California. His store sold supplies and confections mostly to local miners. In 1852, he decided to open a shop dedicated to selling fine confections in San Francisco. He named it Ghirardely & Girard and it eventually became what we know as modern-day Ghirardelli.
Ghirardelli's most popular treats are their filled chocolate squares. Launched in 1999, these squares feature many savory fillings, such as caramel, raspberry, cherry, mint and more. Choose from milk and dark chocolate, or if you have trouble deciding, we suggest trying the Premium Assortment bag. It is filled with a mixed variety of the brand's favorite flavors. We also offer single, full-size chocolate bars for those who have a bigger sweet tooth to satisfy.
Ghirardelli is the brand that is also used by countless bakers to transform their cookies, cakes and frostings into the ultimate flavorful treat. From their bittersweet and extra bittersweet baking bars, to semi-sweet, milk chocolate and white chocolate, baking with their chocolate always results in a rich, melt-in-your-mouth experience.
Ghirardelli was acquired by Lindt & Sprungli in 1998 and upholds the promise that: "All products leaving our factories live up to our commitment to sustainable behavior along the value chain."