Hometown Chocolate


2-13-06
Are you looking for something sweet for your sweetheart? Some of the country's finest chocolate comes right out of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.
From milk chocolate to dark chocolate, it's all food for thought this Valentines and that means better business for this hometown company.
Bedre Plant manager Jeff Case says, "Its a very busy time here at Bedre, lots of chocolate hearts being made, special packaging being done...it's all about Valentines. There's things you'd see here you won't see any other time of year like special hearts." As hundreds of orders come in, employees pour their hearts into the candy.
Sales have tripled since purchased by the Chickasaw Nation three years ago, now there are so many hearts to fill this year. With Valentines just a day away, employees at Bedre are working overtime to meet the high demand. Case says,"we work some overtime but its a fun time of year people don't mind were making such wonderful things here at valentines people will work a few extra hours."
From the beginning of the production line to the end, new automated systems are helping crank out 1,000 chocolate covered chips a day. Case says,"We had to do it to keep up with demand, we had outgrown our ability to make the volumes by hand but what we found out the quality is actually stayed the same if not got better"
If you want to get your sweetie some of this hometown chocolate. You can place an order on their website www.bedrechocolates.com


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