Guittard American Chocolates & Chocolate Bars
In the 1850’s, Etienne Guittard embarked on an arduous journey from France to America. It was during the California Gold Rush, and in just a few short years, while still in his twenties, this adventuresome Frenchman struck gold on the rough and tumble streets of early San Francisco.
An experienced chocolate maker, Etienne had brought delicious French chocolate to trade for mining supplies, but soon discovered that wealthy miners were willing to pay premium prices for this elegant treat. Etienne sailed back to Tournus, France, where he worked in his uncle's chocolate factory until he could afford to buy his own chocolate making equipment. In 1868, he returned to San Francisco and opened Guittard Chocolate on Sansome Street.
World Wide Chocolate
Welcome to World Wide Chocolate, an Internet only fine chocolate enterprise dedicated to providing our customers with the best imported gourmet chocolate from around the world. We serve both bulk chocolate purchases as well as singular purchases. Our number one goal is to present you, the customer, with the best service, reasonable prices and the best chocolate available online. Our website has been designed so that you can easily find artisan chocolates from truffles to hot chocolate to gourmet baking chocolate and we have product from specific countries and manufacturers. We also offer organic chocolates, specialty foods, fine chocolate gift baskets, gift certificates and wholesale chocolate!