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A HISTORY OF FLORENCE’S

1935

June 27, 1935 marks the beginning of Florence’s Exquisite Chocolates with the birth of our founder, Florence Whitworth, in Chesterfield, Idaho.

1952

While working for the Allen Wertz Candy Company as a college girl, Florence learns the art of hand dipping chocolates.

1952

While working for the Allen Wertz Candy Company as a college girl, Florence learns the art of hand dipping chocolates.

1956

Florence, now determined to become a world class chocolatier, is also thrilled to become a wife, and eventually a mother. On November 20, 1956, she marries Var Manwaring, her husband of 53 years and future business partner.

1974

Florence continues to refine her skills as a chocolatier by teaching the art of hand dipping chocolate. Florence begins to make chocolate her lifelong pursuit.In her own words, "my candies were made in my kitchen as special treats for family and friends. They were too good to be kept a secret"

1974

Florence continues to refine her skills as a chocolatier by teaching the art of hand dipping chocolate. Florence begins to make chocolate her lifelong pursuit. In her own words, "my candies were made in my kitchen as special treats for family and friends. They were too good to be kept a secret."

1981

Hard work and a little luck allows her dream to become a reality. On February 6, 1981, the first customers enter through the doors of Florence's Exquisite Chocolates.

1996

From the beginning, Florence determined to create exquisite hand dipped chocolates and candies. Only the finest chocolates, fresh cream and butter,fruits and nuts are used to produce edible works of art.

1996

From the beginning, Florence determined to create exquisite hand dipped chocolates and candies. Only the finest chocolates, fresh cream and butter, fruits and nuts are used to produce edible works of art.

The Present

Florence's son Brian and his wife Michelle are the new generation which now carries on the family tradition of hand dipped exquisite chocolates and candies enjoyed by loyal customers the world over.