Saturday, October 6, 2012

Asher's Chocolates Review & Giveaway

I received in the mail as a product review Asher’s Chocolate. I got the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Dark Chocolate Marshmallow square and Toasted Coconut Marshmallows. They arrived to me in a Styrofoam cooler with ice packs so they would not melt and they arrived safely. I was amazed at the size of the products and how they looked homemade. I first tried the Coconut Marshmallows as I love them and had them every year since I was a teen it is so hard to find them anymore and if you do they are old tasting with hard marshmallow. These ones are fresh with soft marshmallows and the coconut was plentiful. I loved them and I had 3 other people try them and they agree they are yummy. I gave my husband the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup his reaction was it has a lot of dark chocolate when you bit into it meaning a thicker shell and the Peanut Butter was so creamy and tasted like a mixture of chocolate with in it he loved it and wants more. Last was the Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Square it is layered and so rich and creamy I could not eat it all at once so I saved the other half for later. Me being a chocolate Conassouir I have to say this homemade Asher’s Chocolate is my top three. Here is some history on Asher’s Chocolates Asher’s Chocolates is the oldest continuously family-owned confection company in the United States. It began in 1892, when Chester A. Asher opened a small candy shop in the heart of Philadelphia. In addition to candies, Chester and his staff of six also made jams, jellies, maple syrup, freshly baked cakes and ice creams. Beautiful European-style bonbons and rare candies were displayed in the window to tempt passersby. The Asher name quickly became associated with superb quality, and the store acquired larger space in the Philadelphia’s historic Germantown neighborhood. When Chester’s son John died in 1966, the third generation of Asher's took the company’s helm. With the increased use of air-conditioning in stores, homes and automobiles, chocolates were becoming more popular as a year-round candy. Jack and Bob decided to expand their selection of chocolates and began producing sugar-free (what was then called “dietetic”) chocolates. The brothers understood America’s changing tastes in candies and had a knack for business. Asher’s quickly grew. By the 1980s, Jack's and Bob’s sons, David and Jeff, continued the business into the fourth generation. They soon moved the company to Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. When that space became too small, The Asher Familiy purchased 31 acres of farmland in Souderton, Pennsylvania. This is where Asher’s Chocolates are made today. The family also purchased the former Goss Candies in Lewistown, PA. There, hand-made confections are created including Chocolate Smothered Potato Chips, moulds and buttery toffee.
From candy shop to chocolate factory, Asher’s has maintained a tradition of fine American chocolates. Asher’s Chocolates is currently under the direction of the fourth generation of Asher’s: David Asher, President and CEO, and Jeff Asher, Vice President Sales and Marketing. Their fathers, Bob and Jack Asher, remain co-Chairmen of the Board. I got this from their website besides the 3 delicious treats I got they have gift baskets, dark chocolate, sugar free chocolates, Jelly belly and so much more. Do you want to win free chocolate? Each month Asher’s has a drawing all you have to do is complete a survey to be entered into the drawing, how sweet is that? Follow this link

Check them out today for all your sugar fix of the day.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.
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  1. I would save them for the family holiday get together

    1. They are so yummy and rich. That sounds like a good idea if you can wait that long. I have a hard time myself with temptation.

  2. I would save them for the holidays since they will be here before we know it. :)

  3. YUMMY!! I love chocolate, and Ashers sounds delicious! Thanks for the tasteful giveaway!

  4. Looks scrumptious! Lovely giveaway with the holiday around the corner. Not sure if it would last til December in my household, though. lol