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Join Us in November for Customer Appreciation Fest

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 3:15 pm

For the last 125 years, the Wilbur Bud has been a delightful favorite in the mouths of chocolate enthusiasts across North America. With a rich history that started in...


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Happy Birthday to the Bud – Celebrating 125 Years!

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 3:10 pm

Here in 2019, the creamy, smooth Wilbur Bud remains a favorite cherished by those who appreciate premium chocolate. A prized gift for most any occasion among family and friends in the Lancaster County ...


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7 Nostalgic Summertime Chocolate Treats

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 3:07 pm

The sun is shining, the weather’s hot, and school is out for the summer. While most of us haven’t felt that summer excitement in quite a few years, it’s always fun to reminisce about all the fun activities and tasty summer treats we were surrounded with as kids.


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Pairing Beer & Chocolate: Unexpected Deliciousness

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 3:03 pm

One of the main things to remember about beer and chocolate is that they actually have a lot in common. Not only are both better when produced by skilled master craftspeople, but beer ...


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The Revitalization of the Old Wilbur Factory

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 3:00 pm

If you’ve been in south-central Pennsylvania long enough, you know that the name Wilbur Chocolate is synonymous with Lititz. As “America’s coolest small town,” Lititz thrives...


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Easter Candy: Origins and Traditions

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 2:57 pm

The traditional centerpiece of the Easter basket (more on those in a moment), chocolate bunnies came from the German tradition of the “Osterhase” (Easter hare). The Osterhase was a ...


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Interesting Foods Dipped in Chocolate

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 2:53 pm

Across the world, chocoholics are going to unique lengths to fulfill their cravings by enjoying a wide range of interesting foods dipped in chocolate. Some pairings are creative while others are truly bizarre....


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Our Favorite Wine and Chocolate Pairings

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 2:48 pm

Wine and chocolate are two of life’s greatest indulgent pleasures. When paired together properly, the experience of enjoying both together can be absolutely amazing...


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How To Work With Chocolate

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 2:45 pm

As the colder winter months take hold, staying inside where it’s warm and cozy is what most people opt for. While you are busy keeping warm inside, why not learn how to create some new and different recipes with everyone’s all-time favorite....


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Fall into Chocolate

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 2:42 pm

It’s that time of year. As you stroll down Broad Street in the heart of Lititz, you get a real sense of autumn. Golden and rust-colored leaves scatter the ground, and the cool breeze in the air gives you that slight fall chill...


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5 Great Ideas for Summer Fun with Chocolate

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 2:39 pm

Need to get un-bored with some creative fun in the last days of your summer break? Here at Wilbur Chocolate, we have plenty of great ideas for activities involving delicious chocolate that you can do at home. Or, come visit us in Lititz, PA for even more sweet excitement....


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Visit Historic Lititz, Pennsylvania

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 2:36 pm

Discover why Lititz is hailed as America’s coolest small town. The energy, the culture, the heart; Lititz has it all! Lititz was voted America’s coolest small town in 2013 and continue to live up to the reputation. Come see for yourself!


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Cargill and Wilbur: A Rich History of Chocolate

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 2:33 pm

To Lancaster County natives, Wilbur Chocolate is a household name, but the name Cargill may be less familiar. Despite being the proverbial “newcomer,” Cargill is no stranger to the food industry in general, or the cocoa and chocolate business in ....


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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Star Baker?

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 2:29 pm

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Star Baker? - By now you’re probably familiar with the smash hit The Great British Baking Show presented on PBS stations across the US. If not, we’re here to entice you to tune in when Season 5 premieres on June 22! Always exciting, this baking ....


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Bean to Bud

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 1:47 pm

From Bean to Bud: How Wilbur Chocolate is Made - It’s no secret that chocolate is one of the most popular foods in the world. In fact, the chocolate industry generates approximately $98.2 billion in worldwide revenue. Yet despite the popularity of this sweet delicacy, few people realize that it originates from a small cocoa bean....


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6 Great Reasons Why Chocolate Makes the Perfect Gift for Every Occasion

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 1:05 pm

Chocolate comes in hundreds of different varieties and can be tailored to any recipient. Here are six reasons why chocolate makes the perfect gift for every occasion...


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Top 3 Must-See Destinations in Lititz, PA

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 1:00 pm

From the beginning, Lititz was intended to be the ideal community. Founded in 1756 by members of the persecuted Moravian church, the village of Lititz was named after a Bohemian castle where the Moravians had found refuge....


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Importance of Sustainability in Cocoa Farming

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 12:53 pm

Companies that actively pursue sustainability are working to better their business on a global scale—affecting more than just their own business, but improving the work that can be done by the entire sector. Sustainability in cocoa farming, for instance, involves ensuring a continued supply of cocoa...


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7 of the Most Interesting Ways Chocolate Has Been Used

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 12:44 pm

It’s fair to say that most people are obsessed with chocolate—from its taste to its appearance—but its prevalence as a decadent sweet treat and its rich history have given the world plenty of ways to use chocolate that go far beyond simple culinary concoction or confection.

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Chocolate: A Brief History

Published by: Wilbur Chocolate, 10/29/2019 12:38 pm

Every year, on the Saturday before Columbus Day, Lititz, Pennsylvania becomes a chocoholic's dream. More than two dozen locations will open their doors to the Chocolate Walkers as they eat umptheir way across Lititz. Samples are donated from some of the area's finest bakers, chefs, candy makers, and ice cream shops, and everyone participating in the Walk will have their fill by day's end.


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