800 Ken Mar Industrial Parkway
Broadview Hts, OH 44147


Dozens of
cocoa powders
to choose from

Flavors for plant-
based beverages

Certified and sustainably
sourced products

Flavorings for

Classic and unique
flavors for milk

From dark and rich
to sweet and fudgy

Delivering decadence to
your unique creations

​Cocoa Powder

Certified and Conventional varieties in several strengths, colors and fat ranges for dairy, baking applications as well as supplements.

Flavored Milk Powders

Specially designed for milk in a wide variety of flavors, such as: orange, strawberry, vanilla, root beer, among others.

Seasonal & Custom Flavors

Offered seasonally and include flavored powders such as holiday/eggnog and pumpkin spice.


Supplements are enhanced with our cocoa, pre-sweetened cocoa and flavored powders.

Ice Cream Powders

Pre-sweetened cocoa blends and selected cocoa powders for Ice cream manufacturing.

Syrup & Inclusions

Chocolate toppings, chocolate chips and drops.

Welcome to Forbes Chocolate

Forbes Chocolate is a developer and manufacturer of powdered food ingredients for use in food and beverage products. Our product lines feature a wide variety of flavors, including cocoa powders in several strengths, colors and fat ranges. We also offer chocolate syrups, and inclusions (chocolate chips and drops).

Custom products

Unique cocoa blends

Created with our cocoa powders available in wide array of colors.

Custom Flavors

Forbes can create any flavor you can imagine. Call and talk to one of our flavor experts.

Inhouse Lab Services

Our lab boasts state-of-the-art equipment. Forbes can create blends specific to your needs or food application.

Offering products for large manufacturers or artisan shops

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The Right Products For You!

Those working in food research and development, food consultants, and product buyers can choose from our line of standard flavors or we can help custom-blend any flavor profile. We serve manufacturers of nutraceuticals and ice cream, milk processors and bakeries. Forbes works with companies of all sizes, from large manufacturers to artisan shops.

Our products are non-GMO and Fair Trade certified. We offer ingredients that are natural, certified organic, and cocoa powders that are Halal certified. Our company holds an SQF Level 3 certification and we abide by fair trade standards.

Social Responsibility

Forbes Chocolate continues to support the Akumanyi Foundation. Forbes will be donating funds to help furnish a new school for The Engyankwa wo enyiadad (Hope for Orphans) Children’s Home in Akokwa, Ghana. Currently, the school serves 200+ youth from nursery to junior high school level 1 but lacks adequate infrastructure. Our goal is to help the Akumanyi Foundation to improve the lives and education of these children.

Read more here: https://www.akumanyifoundation.org/akokwaclassrooms.

Hannah Bonacci, Francis Akumanyi, Keith Geringer, Lisa Geringer

Congratulations to the 2020 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

Our products

We are a family-owned company founded on the principles of integrity, hard work, gratitude and consideration. Forbes has a commitment to its customers to provide quality products, with responsive and flexible service.

Founded in 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio, our company was started by Benjamin P. Forbes!

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News & events

Puget Sound Suppliers Night

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IFT Supplier's Night

Bringing local and national suppliers of food ingredients, services and equipment together ...