Halloren Chocolate Factory

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Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG
Industry Food industry
Number of employees
70 (2013)
Website www.halloren.de
Main buildung of the Halloren Factory in Halle (Saale)

The Halloren Chocolate Factory (German: Halloren Schokoladenfabrik) is the oldest German chocolate factory.[1] The first mention of the firm is recorded in 1804. The firm was founded in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt where its headquarters are today.

The most famous product is the "Halloren-Kugeln", or Halloren globes, which receive their name from the early salt workers, whose buttons the chocolates resemble.[2] The brand was especially popular in the former German Democratic Republic and remained popular after reunification.

In 2013 the company secured a majority share in the Belgian chocolate producer Bouchard.[3]

The factory also features the Halloren Schokoladenmuseum (Halloren Chocolate Museum), which includes exhibits about the history of chocolate, chocolate making equipment, molds, and a view of the factory process.


  1. ^ Halloren - Firmenportrait
  2. ^ "Die Halloren". 
  3. ^ Nieburg, Oliver. "Halloren acquires stake in Belgian chocolatier Bouchard", Confectionery News, 13 June 2013. Accessed 3 June 2015

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