Cool Stuff Being Made: Asher’s Chocolate

By April 12, 2008Cool Stuff Being Made

In this week’s “Cool Stuff Being Made” we travel to Souderton, Penn, to visit Asher’s Chocolate to answer the question: One coat of chocolate or two? The answer: Yes!

Our tour is conducted by Jeff Asher, a fourth-generation candy manufacturer who is in charge of sales and marketing for the company. The company was founded in 1892, making it the oldest continuously family owned and operated candy making company in the United States, but the Souderton facility we visit is of the modern sort: The 125,000 square feet factory houses 15 enrobers, a large kitchen and a modern shell moulding plant.

What’s an enrober? Watch Cool Stuff Being Made and find out!

Thanks this week again go to the good people at PCN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, who provided the video tour and who do a great job of documenting the Keystone State’s history.

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