Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier
Bissinger’s history spans over 350 years when the Bissinger family made their confections for King Louis XIV at the Palace of Versailles in Paris, France. Bissinger’s is now located in St. Louis, where is has called home for nearly 100 years. Using the same time-honored candy making traditions as the original Bissinger’s family, the master chocolatiers continue to craft Bissinger’s finest.
Bissinger’s doesn’t aim to be the largest chocolatier in the world, just the finest. Bissinger’s believes in preserving the legacy of old-world techniques, such as using copper kettles and preparing recipes in small batches using fresh ingredients, to achieve the exquisite quality their company has become known for. Relying on the same timeless recipes originally created in 17th century France and enjoyed by nobility and everyday chocolate lovers for centuries, the company crafts its classic recipes in new and innovative ways to create a truly luxurious chocolate experience.
The Noble History of Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier
Bissinger’s legendary chocolates were enjoyed by European nobility and heads of state in 17th century Paris, France since 1668. In fact, according to stories passed down through the generations, Bissinger’s confections were considered a delicacy by the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Rothschilds, and the Bissinger family was granted the title of Confiseur Imperial (Confectioner of the Empire) by King Louis XIV.
In 1845, Karl Bissinger left France, bringing the Bissinger family secrets and his loyal master candy maker to the United States. Settling outside of Cincinnati, Karl Bissinger opened the first Bissinger’s kitchen in America. In 1827, his son, Karl, carried on the family tradition by opening a Bissinger’s kitchen in St. Louis, where the company continues to be based today. Today, Bissinger’s head candy maker is third-generation direct lineage to Karl Bissinger’s original master candy maker from France. Proven to stand the test of time, the Bissinger’s brand has become one of the longest-standing names in the confectionary industry.
Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier Offers Exquisite, Time-Tested Confections
The Bissinger Family recipe book is dated 1899, and those recipes continue to serve as the foundation of the company’s exquisite confections today. From delectable chocolate bars to mini chocolates, gummy pandas, truffles, nonpareils, toffee, caramels, and more, Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier offers a variety of classic and modern treats of the finest quality.
Make celebrations memorable with exquisite treats that pair well with wine, or give a gift with the luxurious taste of handcrafted European heritage. With scrumptious flavor profiles that stand the test of time, a gift from Bissinger’s is sure to please any recipient.
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