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Based in Bremen in northern Germany, Hachez is (after Lindt) the second largest German manufacturer of chocolate products.[1]


The company was founded by Joseph Emile Hachez in 1890. The Westerstrasse headquarters was located in the centre of Bremen. In the year of 1923, Hachez was walking and took notice of the autumn leaves. It inspired him to recreate the chocolate to look similar to the leaves he had seen earlier.[2]


The cocoa that is used comes from the world's leading growing regions, but it mainly comes from South America. The flavor is being extracted, the hot-air currents are used in traditional roasting drums. When the cocoa is ground and rolled, it is an average diameter of 0.0010 to 0.0014 mm. The conching of the cocoa then takes place for up to 72 hours. The confectioners then handcraft the various sweets that are produced. Altogether, it takes over 100 hours to produce and complete the finished product[3]


It produces a range of products containing either 55.5, 77, or 88% cocoa solids. Within the German market, Hachez is notable for its unusual flavouring combinations. Currently available varieties include salted peanut and strawberry and green pepper.


Hachez has distribution partners in the following countries:

  • Austria
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America[4]


  1. ^ "Bremen, food capital of northern Germany". ViaMichelin. Archived from the original on 2006-10-26. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  2. ^ "The History of HACHEZ". BREMER HACHEZ CHOCOLADE. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Quality". BREMER HACHEZ CHOCOLADE. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Worldwide HACHEZ Distribution Partners". BREMER HACHEZ CHOCOLADE. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 

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