California's temperate coastal climate provided an ideal setting for chocolate manufacturing and spawned world-class Guittard Chocolate Co. and Ghirardelli Chocolate. The original signatures of confection Goliaths Domingo Ghirardelli and Etienne Guittard are visible on the trademark applications. Sugar, of course, played an important role in the creation of all these treats.
- Guittard’s Chocolate Co. (of San Francisco, 1880)
- Ghirardelli Chocolate (of San Francisco, 1880)
- Dominoes Sugar from California and Hawaiian Sugar Refining Co. (C&H)