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GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE COMPANY LAUNCHES PREMIUM SAUCE LINE AND NEW BROWNIE FLAVORED SQUARES AND BARS

Milk Chocolate Caramel Brownie Bar

San Leandro, Calif. (April 29, 2015) – The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, maker of premium chocolate products, today announced the launch of Ghirardelli Chocolate and Caramel Sauces as well as new Brownie flavored SQUARES and Bars.

Ghirardelli Premium Sauces are available in two flavors, Chocolate (16 oz.) and Caramel (17 oz.), and offer a rich, indulgent experience. These appealing sauces give Ghirardelli fans the opportunity to replicate the beloved Ghirardelli ice cream experience right in their own homes. Available now, Ghirardelli Premium Sauces retail for $4.99 each.

In addition to topping ice cream sundaes and elevating the milkshake, The Premium Sauces can be used in a range of desserts as well as for hot chocolate, lattes and other coffee beverages, and even an indulgent chocolate martini. The Premium Sauces feature a no-mess, non-drip cap, an easy-to-squeeze bottle that lets users control the amount of sauce delivered and can be stored either right side up or upside down.

Ghirardelli Brownie Mixes are the fastest growing brownie mix in the US and currently the #2 selling brand (Source: Nielsen). Inspired by this success and popularity among consumers, Ghirardelli is launching four new brownie flavored chocolates. The new brownie inspired flavors include one new SQUARES flavor: Milk and Sea Salt Brownie in a 4.6 oz. stand-up bag as well as three new Bar flavors: Milk Chocolate Caramel Brownie (3.5 oz.), Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownie (3.5 oz.), and Milk Chocolate Brownie (3.45 oz.).

“We’re thrilled to introduce Ghirardelli Premium Sauces and Ghirardelli Brownie flavored SQUARES and Bars,” said Marty Thompson, CEO, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. “These launches are a direct response to consumer feedback. Our customers have so much passion and love for our Ghirardelli brownie mixes that we decided to make a chocolate flavor inspired by them and the Premium Sauces, which are in high-demand in ice cream and frozen yogurt shops, are going to excite consumers now that they can bring this experience into their own homes.”

Ghirardelli will be sampling the new Milk and Sea Salt Brownie SQUARES at Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago (May 19-21) at Booth #537.

A Bay Area institution since 1852, The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company’s expansive product line includes the popular SQUARES, recently launched minis, Intense Dark chocolate line, as well as a range of baking products and chocolate covered confections. More information on the full range of Ghirardelli products can be found at: http://www.ghirardelli.com/.

About The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Incorporated in 1852, Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company. Ghirardelli continues to honor its heritage to this day. Ghirardelli is one of the few companies in America that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa bean to finished product. This control over the manufacturing process, combined with Ghirardelli’s proprietary bean blend and unique methods of roasting and processing, ensures that you are rewarded with the highest quality and richest products.

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