Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. Godiva also sells its chocolates through direct-mail catalogs and via the Internet. Founded in Belgium, the firm has been owned since the s by Campbell Soup Company and is now headquartered in the United States. Godiva Chocolatier traces its roots to , when Pierre Draps started making chocolates in Brussels, Belgium, for sale to local shops.
Godiva chocolate makes me grumpy. And THEN, they charge an arm and a leg for them. How they get away with charging so much for their chocolate is beyond me. Behold some of the ingredients of these truffles: vanillin fake vanilla!?
Godiva was founded in in Brussels , Belgium by the Draps family who opened their first shop in the Grand Place in Brussels under its present name in honour of the legend of Lady Godiva. In , the company's products reached the United States where they were sold at shopping centers. In August of that year, the Campbell Soup Company announced it was exploring strategic alternatives, including possible divestiture , for its Godiva Chocolatier business; the company said the "premium chocolate business does not fit with Campbell's strategic focus on simple meals". Godiva continues to own and operate more than shops worldwide. Godiva chocolate is also sold in local malls and mini shops.
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