A Chocolate with a Mission, Peterbrooke Becomes OU Certified

Peterbrooke was founded in 1983 in Jacksonville Florida, with a mission to bring the art of European chocolate making back to the United States. Peterbrooke is “Your Neighborhood Chocolatier” and offers a wide selection of European-styled handmade chocolates.

The original store is a departure from the traditional look and feel of most chocolate stores. Instead of the typical brown and brass, country clutter motif, Peterbrooke is sleek and simple. With its clean lines combined with a white, pink and blue color scheme, the original store’s décor allowed the chocolates to become the stars.
And what stars they’ve become!

Peterbrooke Chocolatier transforms the art of fine European chocolate making into a truly American experience by combining the very best ingredients and old-world techniques with a variety of all-American treats. By focusing on traditional American favorites such as cookies, pretzels, and popcorn dipped in the highest quality, European-inspired chocolate, Peterbrooke was on the leading edge of America’s ‘gourmet movement’ of the 1980s. Our signature item, chocolate covered popcorn, is widely considered to be one of the best chocolate products on the market today. It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet and has developed a loyal following of chocolate lovers across the world.

Additional favorites including decadent truffles, hand-made caramels and cherry cordials indulge even the most discerning chocolate connoisseurs. Peterbrooke Chocolatier also hand dips cookies, pretzels, and strawberries in Peterbrooke’s own unique blend of chocolate.

Since the original store opening more than 32 years ago, Peterbrooke now has locations across the southern U.S. including Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The company also operates a robust online business that serves customers all over the country.

Until now the business has successfully operated out of a small production center, but the company decided it needed room for continued growth and started to build its new 28,000 sq. ft. chocolate factory. In addition to its UTZ certification, Peterbrooke decided that its new facility, which will be completed in Spring 2016, needed to be kosher-certified. Peterbrooke Chocolate Factory sought kosher certification in order to broaden our customer base to include individuals or families who follow the kosher rules of living. OU Kosher was chosen as the most broadly used kosher organization in the United States.