October 30, 1987: Coblentz Chocolate Company opens in Walnut Creek, Ohio. Our team of three employees crafts 40 varieties of hand-dipped, homemade chocolates.
We sell 200+ pounds of chocolate during our first week in business.
We welcome nearly 100 customers to our store each day. Popular items include our hand-dipped chocolate-covered cherries and peanut clusters.
Coblentz Chocolates enters into a new mail-order business.
Our business moves into marketing wholesale chocolates to retailers.
We open a second kitchen to meet growing demand for our hand-crafted chocolate.
The Dutch Delights line of wrapped chocolates is introduced.
The Coblentz Chocolates team grows to 24 employees. We produce 2,000 pounds of 70 different types of chocolate each week.
We finish a 7,200 square-foot expansion and renovation of our facility. It's complete with new production areas and a viewing gallery where visitors can watch delicious confections being created.
For the first time, we offer our Signature, Swiss-style Chocolate Truffles during the holiday season.
Jason Coblentz makes the world's largest buckeye candy during the Big Buckeye Birthday Bash in Dennison, Ohio. The buckeye weighed 275 pounds.
Coblentz Chocolates marks 20 years in business with a week-long anniversary celebration in autumn. It features our first grand tasting event, which includes candy kabob and chocolate pretzel making.
A new chocolate melter and cooling conveyor are added to our operations, enhancing our production capacity and capabilities.
We debut our new promotions including rewards cards, and enjoy an increase in delivery orders via our website.
Jason and Mary's four children have worked in various positions at Coblentz Chocolates Company.
We add 4,500 square feet of space to our facility as we begin our 25th year in business.
Jason & Mary's handmade, oversized treats are branded and sold retail and wholesale.
We add 10,800 square feet of production off site but near our location.
Happy anniversary! Coblentz Chocolates celebrates 30 years in business. Our team of 65 full and part-time employees now produces 114 varieties of chocolates.