At Zingerman’s, we have our own Charlie, and, yes, he has a small chocolate factory. Charlie Frank is his name. His Zzang!® chocolate factory is a small, clean, white room with a minimal number of machines—two at last count: one to mix and one to dress the candy in chocolate, appropriately called an "enrober."
Charlie makes great, old-fashioned American candy bars almost entirely by hand. Chunky, fat, fudgy bars you can wrap your hand around. They're not the serious kind of sweet you nibble with your eyes closed, hushed, your tasting notes near at hand. They're the kind where you chew great chunks off, when you've just finished your banjo lesson and want to whoop and holler. This is fun, fantastic candy, made all natural without cutting a single corner.
"They remind me of the 1930s bars that were hand made, slab style."
Beth Kimmerle, author of the History of Candy
"Chewy, crunchy, sweet, salty and highly addictive—this luscious handmade candy bar puts the vending machine stuff to shame."
Oprah's O Magazine
Most Popular: Zzang!® Original
Charlie starts with honey nougat made with natural peanut butter. He rolls it up in a silky caramel made from organic muscovado brown sugar. The biggest and best Virginia peanuts come next, and the whole endeavor's finished off with a hand dip into a rich bath of 64 percent dark Colombian chocolate.
For Nut Lovers: Ca$hew Cow
I suppose this would also be an appropriate bar for anyone with a career in finance or real estate. Cashew butter, roasted cashews, our own cashew brittle and a bit of puffed rice, milk chocolate and just a smidge of sea salt. All dipped in a very delicious dark chocolate.
Kids Favorite: What the Fudge?
If you turned a hunk of fudge into a candy bar, this is what you'd get. Layers of milk chocolate fudge, muscovado brown sugar caramel, and malted milk cream fondant make this the sweetest bar on our shelves. Great for kids of all ages.
Wowza Raspberry Candy Bar
Raspberry ganache covered with raspberry nougat. Raspberry jelly candies come next, then a bath in dark chocolate. It's fresh, fruity and really well balanced.
If you're interested in selling Zzang!® candy bars at your shop, please fill out our wholesale inquiry form.