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December 30, 1988 | Associated Press
Horace Albert Guittard, chairman of the Guittard Chocolate Co. board, died of pneumonia Wednesday at his home here. He was 76. Guittard was a member of a third-generation San Francisco family and had battled for the past three years against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. In 1950, he became president of the Guittard Chocolate Co., the oldest independent chocolate company in the United States. He also had been chairman of the board of the Chocolate Manufacturers Assn.
September 18, 2007 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
Mars Inc. broke with much of the chocolate industry Monday to pledge that its M&Ms, Snickers and Dove bars won't be watered down with cheaper ingredients. The Hackettstown, N.J.-based confectioner came out against an industry petition asking the Food and Drug Administration to let confectioners substitute vegetable oils, milk protein concentrate and other ingredients for cocoa butter. "Our Snickers bar tastes the same as it did 77 years ago when we introduced it.
April 14, 2007 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
Calling all chocoholics. Put down the truffles and power up the PC. It's time to weigh in on a fundamental question: What is chocolate? Two of California's oldest confectioners, See's Candies Inc. and Guittard Chocolate Co., are battling an attempt to loosen government rules that dictate what ingredients go into the sweet stuff. Legally, the candy that melts hearts and comforts the brokenhearted is made with cocoa butter and, in the case of milk chocolate, whole milk.
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