| North America|
| Henry Blommer, Al Blommer, Bernard Blommer|
Henry Blommer, Al Blommer, Bernard Blommer
Chocolate, Cocoa powder, Cocoa butter, Chocolate liquor, chocolate-panned products, confectioner coating, other chocolate ingredients
Blommer Chocolate Company Wikipedia
Blommer Chocolate Company is a fully integrated chocolate manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois, and is considered to be the largest and oldest independent cocoa bean processor in North America and largest chocolate ingredient supplier. More than 45% of cocoa beans processed in the United States are processed (into cocoa butter, cocoa solids and chocolate liquor) by Blommer; about 70% of their business is supplying chocolate to various branded companies for use in those companies' own products.
Blommer was founded in 1939 by the Blommer brothers, Henry, Al, and Bernard, and has been family-owned ever since. The family and company name is pronounced "Blummer."
The factory in the West Loop area of Chicago is known for sending a chocolate aroma into the air. In 2006, a nearby condo owner complained to the EPA about the smell, complaining that it violated the Clean Air Act. Blommer was not fined, having explained that it was upgrading its filtration system. The chocolate smell remains.
Although Blommer's Chocolates are not generally distributed at retail, they do operate a retail store in Chicago which sells various chocolates and chocolate baking supplies.