Mary Laudolff

Meet Mary Laudolff, a Wilmar retail staff leader who is firmly in first place for years of service (31) at Wilmar. Her enthusiasm for organization is limitless; from how many boxes of each product to pack, to stock room organization, to customer order fulfillment. She is also the brains behind the unique Mix It Up! Chocolate Bar, housed in part of the Wilmar chocolate kitchen. Mary’s smiling, and very sharp blue eyes keep our retail operation running as smoothly as melted chocolate.

Mary Laudolff “old blue eyes” at her order station.
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Chocolate Taste Test for Holiday Gatherings

Looking for a fun activity to do with your family and friends this holiday season? Try a Chocolate Tasting Event to spice up holiday gatherings. First, pick up a variety our homemade Mix-It-Up chocolate bars (there are a lot of great flavors to choose from including a seasonal holiday flavor!). Then divide the candy bars into the pre-sectioned bite size pieces and set them out for people to try. For a straight up taste test; label each and see which is the favorite of the group. Or alternatively, print the template provided below and let your guests guess the flavors and mix-ins. Either way it’s an activity everyone will enjoy; and your gathering will be a great success.

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The Sweetest Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a one-stop-shop this holiday season? Give the gift everyone loves, chocolate! We’ve got something for everyone on your list.

  •  For Him – For the man who is hard to shop for, check out these delicious delicacies.
  • For Her – They say diamonds are a woman’s best friend, but let us assure you, we believe it is most definitely chocolate. Check out these ideas for the women in your life.
  • For the Little Ones – Give a gift that’s as sweet as they are, Wilmar’s has fun and unique gift ideas suitable for all the kids in your life.
  • To Show Your Appreciation – Whether it’s your children’s teachers at school, your neighbors, the host of your holiday celebrations, or the delivery driver who helped make your Christmas shopping easy, Wilmar Chocolates makes it easy to say “Thank you!”
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Give Thanks for Chocolate.

Whether you are hosting or traveling, a Wilmar Chocolate assortment is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast. Use this guide to help choose the perfect assortment for your holiday gathering.

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Winters Wonders.

Every year a unique, addictive, and delectable treat hits the shelves just for the winter holidays. Introducing our seasonal specialty the chocolate oyster.

What’s a chocolate oyster, you ask? Don’t worry there is no seafood involved. Named for its uncanny resemblance to a breaded and fried seafood oyster, the chocolate oyster is a decadent treat with a chocolatey cream center contained by a thin dark chocolate shell rolled in a salty coating of crushed peanuts. It truly is the perfect combination of sweet, bitter, salty, and creamy. What more could you ask for?

The chocolate variety is only available in the winter season, but an equally delicious and addictive vanilla variety is available all year long. Curious to give this unique chocolate treat a try? Visit us today!

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5 Reasons to Visit Wilmar Chocolates

Is online shopping really always better? We don’t think so and here’s why.

1. A Sweet Treat. Every time you visit our store you are greeted with a complimentary sample of one of our delicious products. Often the samples are seasonal chocolates or one of our award-winning classic confections.
2. Expert Advice. Do you have questions about any of our products? Our staff has a wealth of knowledge and can answer questions and offer recommendations that are sure to please.
3. Visit the kitchen. Our on-site kitchen where all the Wilmar chocolates are made is open for viewing any time you visit the store. Additionally, custom-made chocolate bars can be made in our kitchen from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
4. Eye Candy. The store is full of displays that catch the eye and the delicious chocolates are as much of a delight to look at as they are to eat.
5. Instant Indulgence. What is the best thing about visiting our store over ordering online? NO WAITING! You get to enjoy the indulgence of a chocolate treat as soon as you leave the store.

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Meet your Blog Writer

Welcome to the Wilmar Chocolates blog! My name is Megan and I have been part of the Wilmar family since my sophomore year of high school in 2012. Now I am one semester away from finishing my graduate degree in Human and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Stout. Before you ask, YES, after four-plus years of studying nutrition, I still love chocolate!

As a way to get to know your blog writer, here are 5 fun facts about me:

  1. I love both dogs and cats.
  2. In my spare time, I love to play board and card games with my fiancee and my family.
  3. I have traveled internationally twice, once to the Dominican Republic and once to Scotland.
  4. I love to read! Currently, my favorite books are the Outlander series.
  5. My favorite time of year is the fall season.
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Give the Gift of Wilmar

If you’re ever in need of a unique gift idea, the gift of a Wilmar Mix-It-Up Chocolate Bar certificate is perfect. The bar certificate gives the experience of creating a custom mix-it-up chocolate bar, which is a unique and fun way to be part of the chocolate-making process. You enter our kitchen, breath in the rich and decadent aromas of chocolate, and design the chocolate bar of your dreams! First, you choose your base chocolate of either milk, dark, or the 42% blend. Then choose up to four mix-ins from over 40 items. We have every flavor and texture from crunchy granola to freeze-dried strawberries and even more bold choices like espresso powder or cayenne pepper. Then watch the magic happen as our barista mixes up your bar. The whole process takes about thirty minutes and in the end you walk away with a fresh candy bar customized to your taste. Delicious!

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Wilmar Wins it Again

Thank you to all who voted Wilmar Chocolates the “Best in the Valley” in the category of Candy Store for the year 2019. We are very honored by the support of our loyal customers voting us the winner for the 12th time since 2007. AMAZING! GRATEFUL!

THANK YOU

Another quick reminder there are ONLY 2 shopping days left until the month-long summer break during the month of July! Don’t miss the chance to stock up on your favorite chocolate treats. Wilmar Chocolates will reopen on August 1st, 2019.

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The Annual July Shutdown

July is approaching quickly and along with it so is the annual shutdown at Wilmar Chocolates. The month of July is typically one of the hottest of the year in Wisconsin. With the heat comes melted chocolate treats, so July is the perfect time of the year for a break. The store will be closed beginning on July 1st and will reopen on August 1st.

But don’t worry there’s still time to stop in and pick up some of your favorite Wilmar’s treats to last you throughout the summer break! Some suggestions are:

  • The All-American Chocolate Assortment. This collection of delicious chocolates would make you the star of any 4th of July gathering.
  • The Peanut Butter Mix-It-Up bar. This salty-sweet snack is a new addition to the Mix-It-Up chocolate bar line and is being featured as our sample of the day for the month of June.
  • Sunshine Truffles. The sweet and fruity collection will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth during the break. Make sure to try the newest flavor, Lemon Drop.
  • The Sweet and Nut Duo. Featuring salty cashews along with the award-winning wrapped caramels this duo is a great choice this time of year because it stands up well to the summer heat.
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