Now run by the fourth generation of the Asher’s family, Asher’s Chocolates is the oldest confection company in the United States. In 1892, they opened their first shop in Philadelphia. Their small staff offered homemade goods and rare candies. Eventually their company outgrew its location and purchased 31 acres of farmland in Souderton, Pennsylvania and the former Goss Candies located in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
In March of 2011, Asher’s Chocolates announced that they are a landfill free company. Asher’s efforts to conserve natural resources has allowed them to generate enough renewable energy to power over 300,000 homes each day.
Matt and I spent a lot of time browsing their website as we tried to decide which variety of chocolates to review. Our list of possibilities included chocolate covered pretzels, peanut butter and chocolate swirled seashells, and milk chocolate s’mores.
We decided to try their Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. The vanilla caramel is dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. This was the first time we tried a combination of salty and sweet candy. When you first take a bite, you taste the milk chocolate and then you get a mixture of salt and sweetness as you chew the caramel. The caramel and chocolate were rich and the salt added an extra mixture of taste.
The presentation of the chocolates was nice. Our caramels arrived in a box with a see-through top. Despite the warm weather, their shipment arrived cold and in perfect condition.
To learn more about Asher’s Chocolates, you can visit their website at www.ashers.com. If you are near Souderton, Pennsylvania, they offer tours of their chocolate factory. You can find several links on their Facebook page about the health benefits of chocolate.
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Our Virginia Home received a product from Asher’s Chocolates for the purpose of a review. However, only our honest opinions were expressed.