Location:
800 Ken Mar Industrial Parkway
Broadview Hts, OH 44147

Phone:
440-838-4400

About Forbes Chocolate

Social Responsibility

While every day we put our customers first, we also recognize the importance of helping those in need in our community and beyond. That is why we have chosen to support The Akumanyi Foundation, an organization which works to help at-risk youth and vulnerable women around the globe.
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Only The Best

We are committed to using high-quality ingredients so that the products our customers create start with only the best.

Flavors Just For You

Not only do we offer a wide variety of flavors, but also work with customers to develop custom blends and match flavor profiles.

Forbes Chocolate is proud to offer a variety of scholarships at major universities around the country to support education in the agricultural and dairy industries

Congratulations to the 2016 scholarship award winners!


The Ohio State University – Darwin P. Geringer Memorial Scholarship
The Ohio State University – Benjamin P. Forbes Scholarship
Penn State – Forbes Chocolate Leadership Award in the College of Agricultural Sciences
North Carolina State – Benjamin P. Forbes Scholarship
South Dakota State - Forbes Leadership Award
Louisiana Tech – Forbes Leadership Award
West Virginia – Forbes Agricultural & Forestry Scholarship
Clemson – Benjamin P. Forbes Chocolate Award
University of Georgia – Benjamin Forbes Dairy Leadership Scholarship

History


 

Over 100 Years of Excellence

Founded in 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio, our company was started by Benjamin P. Forbes, who began his career in the chocolate business working for Milton Hershey.

In the late 1920s, Benjamin developed a new method for making chocolate milk. Rather than using syrup, which had been the industry standard, he created a powder mix; forever changing the flavored milk industry.

Benjamin continued with the company until his death in 1976 at age 103. His son, Benjamin F., ran Forbes Chocolate for 10 years before selling to its general manager, Darwin (Dar) Geringer; a 40-year veteran of the company.

Dar's brothers, Dennis and Doug, also worked for the company and were soon to be joined by Dar's son Keith. The Geringers continued to instill the values of integrity, hard work, gratitude, and consideration; so important to the company's founder.

Under Dar's leadership, Forbes Chocolate had outgrown its plant, relocated to a larger facility, doubled its sales and introduced new products. Dar spent 58 years with the company until his death in 2004.

Today, Keith Geringer serves as president and, in 2007, guided the company through a move to its current facility, triple the size of the previous plant. This facility features new processing equipment, a full-service lab staffed with food scientists, and everything needed to efficiently meet the needs of customers.

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