Thursday, June 28, 2012

Asher's Chocolates #Review



I don't know about all of you, but I love chocolate. Although chocolate doesn't really like me when it comes to my weight.  Nevertheless, it is really nice to try really good premium chocolate. And when I say premium chocolate, the folks at Asher's have just that.  I was thrilled, and so were my kids, that we were given the opportunity to review some of Asher's Chocolates. We choose the Majestic Assorted Chocolates, and it totally lives up to its name.



The chocolates are beautifully boxed which would make a great gift for anyone. And look at how tempting they look inside the box. There is an assortment of milk and dark chocolates, that are filled with buttercreams, jellies, nuts, and souffles.  There are even milk and dark chocolate truffles, which are my personal favorite.  The decision to try just one was a difficult one so I decided since the truffles are my favorite, I would try the Caramel Truffle.  There aren't words that can describe how good this chocolate really is.  Inside the box is a pictured list of the chocolates that are contained in the box.  Next, I tried the White Chocolate Covered Cashews, and oh my!  



In case you are not familar with Asher's here is a little information about them from their website:

"Asher’s Chocolates is the oldest continuously family-owned confection company in the United States. It began in 1892, when Chester A. Asher opened a small candy shop in the heart of Philadelphia. In addition to candies, Chester and his staff of six also made jams, jellies, maple syrup, freshly baked cakes and ice creams. Beautiful European-style bonbons and rare candies were displayed in the window to tempt passersby. The Asher name quickly became associated with superb quality, and the store acquired larger space in the Philadelphia’s historic Germantown neighborhood.

When Chester’s son John died in 1966, the third generation of Asher's took the company’s helm. With the increased use of air-conditioning in stores, homes and automobiles, chocolates were becoming more popular as a year-round candy. Jack and Bob decided to expand their selection of chocolates and began producing sugar-free (what was then called “dietetic”) chocolates.
The brothers understood America’s changing tastes in candies and had a knack for business. Asher’s quickly grew. By the 1980s, Jack's and Bob’s sons, David and Jeff, continued the business into the fourth generation. They soon moved the company to Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. When that space became too small, The Asher Familiy purchased 31 acres of farmland in Souderton, Pennsylvania. This is where Asher’s Chocolates are made today.
The family also purchased the former Goss Candies in Lewistown, PA. There, hand-made confections are created including Chocolate Smothered Potato Chips, moulds and buttery toffee.
From candy shop to chocolate factory, Asher’s has maintained a tradition of fine American chocolates. Asher’s Chocolates is currently under the direction of the fourth generation of Ashers: David Asher, President and CEO, and Jeff Asher, Vice President Sales and Marketing. Their fathers, Bob and Jack Asher, remain co-Chairmen of the Board."


Asher's not only has boxed chocolates they have chocolate covered potato chips, pralines, almond bark, chocolate covered pretzels, sugar free items, gift baskets, and boxes.  Asher's Chocolate is definitely something that you will want to try. Be sure and connect with Asher's Chocolate on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you Asher's for allowing me to try your wonderful chocolates. 



12 comments:

  1. Those look good!! Did you get any cherry filled ones? I hate those!!

    Sofia
    From PDX with Love

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  2. Everything sounds delicious especially the Chocolate Covered potato chips yum!

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  3. These chocolates look great! The white chocolates are calling my name. This box wouldn't make it very long at my house!

    Bobbie Munsey

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  4. Oh my goodness! My mouth is watering!

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  5. I absolutely LOVE chocolate, yum! I especially like boxed chocolate. They make chocolate covered potato chips? Never heard of those before!

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  6. My daughter and I love chocolates, all of these sound so delicious. These definitely sound like something we would enjoy!

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  7. Those look delicious! I can never turn down a good chocolate :)

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  8. This company produces such excellent quality chocolates. I am getting hungry from the memory!

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  9. yum! thanks for sharing this delicious review :)

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