Sunday, June 07, 2009

CALLEBAUT CHOCOLATE CONFUSION

























With the recent headlines about the 2 month shut down of production at BERNARD CALLEBAUT'S Calgary facility there was a lot of concerned customers at GF Patisserie. After all, both Victoria and Lauren tell everybody that they use CALLEBAUT chocolate for their baking.

What will they do, what will they use were the most common asked questions.

Ah. In comes BARRY CALLEBAUT. THIS Callebaut is the world's leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate. Based in Zurich, they sell over four Billion worth of products annually.
GF Patisserie buys BARRY CALLEBAUT chocolate in bulk and they will not close down their plants this summer.
So, rest assured there will be plenty of chocolate ganache, butter cream, brownies, Cookies and all the other delicious treats available for all of you, your friends, neighbors, bosses, coworkers and your family.



7 comments:

bruleeblog said...

I remember reading somewhere that Bernard's ancestor started Barry Callebaut, hence the same name.

H.Peter said...

Well, did they, or didn't they.
Long time ago there was some sort of family tree. But it is murky at best.

Regardless, tehre is lots of chocolate.

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Glad that potentially devastating situation was salvaged! GF Patisserie fans everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief!

Shirley

H.Peter said...

Hi Shirley,

it wasn;t nearly as devastating as it they made it sound. Even Bernard in ca;gary has chcocolate in stock. But the news cast sounded like the of local chocolate has arrived....

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David Loblaw said...

Hello chocolate fans. Barry-Callebaut is not a person - it's a large multi-national chocolate manufacturing company based in Zurich (combination of the Callebaut company and Cacao-Barry company.) Bernard Callebaut is a real living person whose chocolate factory is in Calgary and who has an exclusive blend of chocolate for all his chocolates. Bernard's family used to own the big 'Callebaut' factory in Belgium, the one created by his great grandfather, until the family sold it in the early 1980s. The corporation Barry-Callebaut is now the owner of the huge Belgium chocolate plant.

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