Category: History

The percentage of cacao on a dark chocolate bar refers to the cacao content by weight. Cacao can be added to a chocolate bar in a variety of different forms, including liquid, butter or powder. If you pay attention to chocolate bars, you may notice that some brands give a cacao percentage, while other brands give…

Posted on April 22, 2015

Here at Asher’s we love chocolate, but we also love all delicious treats! Like jelly beans! How sweet is it that today is National Jelly Bean Day?! How did the colorful little sugary confection come to such national prominence?

As Earth Day 2015 approaches, we take you on a trip through history to explore the origins of chocolate. Learn how man derived it from the earth to create the sweet treat we all know and love today!

One of spring’s richest traditions at Asher’s Chocolates is the Asher’s Chocolate Easter Egg. Decades of expertise means that this quintessential seasonal treat meets expectations year after year. Asher’s Chocolate Easter Eggs have been enjoyed by generations of consumers. It all started with Chester A. Asher, a Canadian farm boy with family roots in Scotland….

People love to debate and there is no greater source of discussion than can be found in the realm of food. As far as chocolate is concerned much of the debate centers on what country has truly ‘mastered’ the art of chocolate production. For ages there has been a debate raging: is Swiss style chocolate…

In honor of National Potato Chip Day, we’ve got some wild and weird facts about America’s favorite snack food. Enjoy!-To start, President Thomas Jefferson introduced fried potatoes to America first. He did this after trying the delicacy in France. -Potato chips lovers originally called them “Saratoga Chips” -Favorite chip flavors vary around the world: spaghetti…

Here at Asher’s, we love for you to meet the staff! Brian Derstine started working at Asher’s Chocolates Co. in April 1995. Asher’s hired as a delivery driver and then promoted to assistant distribution manager after 6 months. As assistant distribution manager, Brian, helps direct and schedule shipment activities to consumers, helps coordinate shipments of…

Most of the holidays celebrated in western culture are observed on the same calendar date every year. Halloween is always on October 31; Christmas is always on December 25, and the Fourth of July — well, that one explains itself. However, we celebrate other holidays on dates that fluctuate every year. For example, we hold…

Posted on October 29, 2013

The traditions of Halloween are familiar and fun. Dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and of course the treasure trove of candy at the end of the night are just some of the best parts. Halloween treats have taken many new and exciting forms since their humble beginnings. How then, did we get from baked goods to…