Boredom? Did you know that Ethel M. Chocolates was started by the inventor of the Mars Bar? Did you also know that he started the new company as a hobby to soothe the boredom he experienced after retiring?
It all started in Ethel’s kitchen back in 1911 when she taught her son Forrest how to make gourmet chocolate candy in her Tacoma kitchen. Though the modern kitchen is much bigger now than the original one, Ethel M Chocolates continue to honor her chocolate legacy by making it just the way she did with quality ingredients, without preservatives and in small batches.
They travel around the world just to get the best quality cocoa beans and just like Ethel, they believe in only using the fine ingredients and pure cocoa butter without oil. The chocolate madness happens in the kitchen. Tradition runs deep in Ethel M Chocolates. The authentic recipes of Ethel are still being followed. This results in delicious unmatched chocolate creations.
Decadent Chocolates that are a Blend of Love, Art and Science
Ethel’s chocolate legacy lives in Las Vegas today from the kitchen to the production line to the packing line. Each batch is carefully crafted and hand-packed with passion and pride. When you finally get a piece of it and take a bite into an Ethel M Chocolate, it’s an experience so amazing you feel that Ethel herself made it.
Chocolate Making Process
The Ethel M Chocolate factory is the birthplace of so many delicious creations including other Mars products (The famous Mars Chocolate Bar was first manufactured by Forrest Mars in 1932) but no matter what the recipe is, quality is their practice every step of the way.
In their factory, they ensure the chocolate achieves the proper temperature and consistency. It’s in one of their machines where chocolate and filling come together like a match made in candy heaven. They cool their chocolate down slowly to keep it from breaking and cracking. Confections are draped with more chocolate love. Their chocolate making process has many steps with Ethel remaining as their guide.