We changed our name from The San Francisco Chocolate Factory to Bridge Brands Chocolate because we needed a name that fits our broad array of products and many that are sold nationally, so the regional name was no longer a fit for us.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2009
The San Francisco Chocolate Factory has changed its name to Bridge Brands Chocolate™. To commemorate this important event--which coincides with their 9th anniversary--BB will launch a contest on January 18th in which entrants are required to write an essay describing how they have used chocolate to "bridge the gap" between relationships.
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, we're reminded of chocolate's power to bring people together. The gift of chocolate warms the heart, and the sharing of chocolate creates a bond. Bridge Brands Chocolate wants to collect people's own accounts of how they have used chocolate to "bridge the gap" between friends, lovers, or even enemies. The best stories will be posted on the Bridge Brands Chocolate website with photos of the winners. Runners-up will receive gift-sets of Bridge Brands Chocolate and one Grand Prize Winner will win a year's supply of chocolate!
According to founder and CEO Mike Litton, "Chocolate throughout history has been used to soothe many of life's difficult situations. Whether in love or even international politics, chocolate's power to connect people is known and appreciated worldwide. We're looking for chocolate lovers' own personal accounts of this phenomenon. We will take the best stories and the winners will receive their weight in chocolate and other fun prizes."
The unique contest is in celebration of the company's name change. Litton says: "We changed our name from The San Francisco Chocolate Factory to Bridge Brands Chocolate because we needed a name that fits our broad array of products and many that are sold nationally, so the regional name was no longer a fit for us." The San Francisco Chocolate Factory has assembled all of their products (twenty different skus, from Wine Lover's Chocolate to Fair Trade GAIA to the kid friendly got milk? chocolate) under one bridge and company name.
Look for contest rules and how to enter information on the Bridge Brands Chocolate web site on January 18th. No purchase necessary.
The contest winners will be selected by February 12th and will be announced on February 14th, Valentine's Day.
Bridge Brands will be officially launching its new name at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show in January. Visit booth #402. This year BB has slated five new products to debut at the show: got milk? chocolate s'moores, the got milk? chocolate straw for kids in single straws and triple packs, got milk? chocolate cocoa mug and got milk? chocolate cookies, and Cocoa Vinoso chocolates designed to pair with red wines.
About Bridge Brands Chocolate ™
Bridge Brands Chocolate™ was created to provide chocolate lovers with gourmet-quality, superbly packaged chocolate at a non-gourmet price. Since debuting as The San Francisco Chocolate Factory in 1999, Bridge Brands Chocolate™ has become a favorite with chocolate lovers nationwide.
One of the greatest bridges between two hearts is chocolate, so we've chosen Bridge Brands Chocolate™ as our new name. Chocolate is proven to be good for the heart and good for the soul--it creates a stir of passion and evokes love. Chocolate can erase a bad day or a bad deed in an instant. As we at Bridge Brands Chocolate™ like to say: Love thy neighbor, and bring them chocolate, often!
Known for our unique, custom packaged gourmet chocolates, Bridge Brands Chocolate's™ many different brands--now bridged together under one great company--offer a chocolate opportunity for everyone.
From our Tea, Coffee and Wine Lover's Chocolates, to the souvenir Landmark Collection, the kid friendly got milk? chocolate series to our easy on-the-go Chocolate by Numbers, you'll find gourmet chocolates perfect for every day and for special occasions. Give Bridge Brands Chocolate™ as a gift to each "special someone" in your life--but make sure to order some extra chocolate for yourself!
Bridge Brands Chocolate's™ sales have rapidly expanded beyond the shores of the Bay Area--thanks to the many visitors who bring the beautiful chocolate tins home as souvenirs... the chocolates are so delicious, people call desperate to order more!
Bridge Brands Chocolate™ is an active participant in the San Francisco Bay Area Community. We often provide donations of chocolate to worthy causes to help with fundraising efforts. A few of our most recent donations have gone to valuable community organizations like: City of Dreams, The UCSF Blood Center, The San Francisco Department of the Environment, The Hungry Owl Project, San Francisco Gay Pride, Support for Families with Disabilities, The Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Metropolitan Fresh Start House, The Bay Institute, The United Way, The San Francisco Sheriff's Department, and The California Film Institute.
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