In 1855 in New Orleans, Christopher Henry Miller turned his pastry chef experience into the Miller Candy Corporation. His son-in-law, Augustus Elmer, eventually joined him. And around the turn of the century, the company’s name was changed to Elmer-Miller. In 1914, Elmer’s sons signed on to what is now known as Elmer Candy Corporation.
Elmer Candy soon increased its national presence by adding several new factories and introducing a wide variety of confections and snacks—some of which are still favorites today: Heavenly Hash Eggs (1923) and Gold Brick® Eggs (1936).
In the early 1960s, Roy Nelson became a partner in the enterprise. In 1963, he purchased the entire company from the Elmer family and encouraged his son Allan to join the endeavor. Together, the two men centralized operations by opening a manufacturing facility in Ponchatoula, LA—the Northshore of New Orleans. They also refocused the company’s offerings, concentrating on seasonal chocolates rather than everyday candy and snacks.
The move proved to be a good one. Elmer Chocolate, now run by the third generation of Nelsons, is the second largest heart box manufacturer in the country. Easter favorites Gold Brick®, Heavenly Hash and Pecan Eggs outsell national leaders five to one along the Gulf Coast. And the Elmer Chocolate name continues to create sweet memories for new generations of candy lovers.
Which is it? Gold Brick® Topping. So when you see our Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter chocolates, make sure to stock up on your favorites—they won’t come ‘round again until the holiday does.
Gold Brick® Topping is available for sale online, year-round. And during Easter, limited assortments of our Gold Brick® Eggs, Heavenly Hash Eggs and Pecan Eggs are, as well. For our Christmas and Valentine’s products, be sure to visit your favorite retailers.
How can we offer such high-quality ingredients—we’re talking real, rich chocolate—for such an affordable price? Two words: manufacturing efficiencies. Our money-saving manufacturing process allows us to pass those savings on to you.
Listing our products online is a great way to save some trees. And you can order some of your favorite products directly from our site. If you’re a business, contact us for price list information. Remember to include your name and location (city/state).
While we’re unable to offer customized boxes of chocolates, rest assured that every box of Elmer Chocolate is filled with a perfect blend of assorted chocolates to create that lasting memory.
If you need more information, contact us with the production code from your package (it’s typically stamped on the package and is 5 letters followed by a number).
This is kind of cool. Chocolate contains cocoa butter, which is heat- and humidity-sensitive. When exposed to temperatures above 75°F, the cocoa butter may rise to the surface, causing the chocolate to turn white or light brown—it’s called “bloom.” It’s still safe to consume, but it may not look like the same chocolate you know and love.
For food safety reasons, we can’t open our facility for tours. Check out our Facebook page for a special look at how we make some of our seasonal products.
That’s right! Since Day 1, our chocolates have been made & packaged in the USA.
At least 90 percent of the soy, cotton, canola, corn and sugar beets sold in the United States have been genetically engineered. Our products are manufactured using corn syrup made from genetically engineered corn. For questions about GMO, please visit these helpful links: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/GEPlants/ucm461805.htm or http://factsaboutgmos.org/