Almost everyone love chocolate in one form or another. Chocolate candy once the privilege of royalty and the well to do can now enjoyed by everyone in a variety of flavors and quantities.
The average person in America eats around 11 pounds of chocolate each years which seems a little low. Berks County residents are no different, they love their chocolate.
Berks County is the home of some large candy manufacturers as well as some small confectionery stores with big reputations.
RM Palmer Company with manufacturing facilities in West Reading is one of the regions largest candy manufacturers . There is not a holiday which goes by in Berks County where one of Palmer's candies from, bunnies to Christmas ornaments cannot be found on the store shelves of all the regions retailers and grocery stores.
Godiva Chocolatiers has been creating their brand of fine confectioneries in Berks County for years. The plant located in Exeter Township manufacturers Godiva's famous Gold Box sampler products. Godiva is known as one of the finest chocolate makers in the world.
Repperts Candies,founded in 1945 by Floyd and Dorothy Reppert, has been making chocolate treats for fund raisers and retail sales ever since. The company was sold to Larry and Jean Schell who expanded and moved the company in 1998 to their current location in Oley Pa.
Linette Quality Candies in nearby Womelsdorf, Pa was founded in 1927 so they know a thing or two about making chocolate candies. Like the other candy companies in the area Linette makes seasonal treats as well as candies which can be eaten year round.
In addition to the larger candy companies there are a lot smaller retailers in Berks County who make handmade treats for
These are not the only places in Berks County for chocolate lovers. There are many others.