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Bongrain acquires Chocolat Weiss

French food company Bongrain SA, via its holding company Soparind, has acquired 100 per cent  of Chocolat Weiss. A deal signed in early October means the Saint-Etienne-based bean-to-bar chocolate maker is now a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of Bongrain, France’s second biggest speciality cheese company (Caprice des Dieux, Cœur de Lion, Elle & Vire). Bongrain’s … Continue reading Bongrain acquires Chocolat Weiss

Chocolat Weiss: Spotlight on vintage packaging

As the Salon du Chocolat 2013 prepares to open in Paris (October 30 to November 4), the professional edition of the event, running from October 28 to 30, wraps up tomorrow at Porte de Versailles. Among the companies present this year is Chocolat Weiss, which in addition to producing and selling gourmet chocolate, makes fine couverture chocolate … Continue reading Chocolat Weiss: Spotlight on vintage packaging


Founded in Saint-Etienne (Loire department) by Alsatian chocolatier Eugène Weiss in 1882, Weiss today is one of only a handful of French chocolatiers to make their own chocolate from scratch starting with raw cacao beans. Eugène Weiss is credited with inventing “haut chocolat,” the art of combining cacao beans of different origins to create chocolate … Continue reading Weiss