10 Guittard Rd
Burlingame, CA, 94010 United States
For some, chocolate is as good as gold. Guittard Chocolate Company founder Etienne Guittard was one of many 49ers hailing from France who didn't strike it rich in California's Gold Rush. However, he hit pay dirt with his family's chocolate recipe. Guittard's products include cocoa, chocolate syrup, mints, mint wafers, milk chocolate balls and eggs, and baking chips. The chocolate purveyor, which also provides chocolate flakes and chunks, mostly sells its products to candy manufacturers. Founded in San Francisco in 1868 and rebuilt after the great earthquake of 1906, Guittard is owned and operated by the Guittard family, including Etienne's great-grandson and company president and CEO Gary Guittard.