Meriden chocolatier recognized by U.S. Sen. Murphy

Published on Monday, 28 January 2019 19:05
Written by Karla Santos


MERIDEN - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy recently announced Thompson Chocolate as his “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”

The Meriden chocolate manufacturer was announced around the holidays when local families tend to purchase sweet treats. Traditional themed chocolates are part of the specialization at Thompson Chocolate. The company makes gold coins, dreidels, Easter bunnies, eggs and large Santa Claus shaped chocolates among other seasonal chocolates.

Thompson Chocolate was founded by William H. Thompson in 1879 to help fulfill his desire for learning about the confection trade. The company operates in a 120,000 square-foot facility, where its operations have been running since 1973. Thompson Chocolate’s 100 employees to help in the production of more than two million pounds of chocolate every year. The company also uses automated molding machines, which were first introduced to the business in the 1960s, to assist with the production of chocolate eggs and balls.

“For nearly 140 years, Thompson Chocolate has been a household name around the country, and their savory sweets are made right here in Connecticut,” Murphy said. “Thompson Chocolate has remained true to their Connecticut roots and ‘Made in America’ business model, which has stood the test of time. I’m happy to highlight their work.”

Located at 80 South Vine St., Thompson Chocolate has a manufacturing facility and a store offering milk, dark and filled chocolates. Gift boxes are also available and purchases can be made in person or online. Stores like Whole Foods and Vitamin Shoppe also sell Thompson Chocolate’s products.

“We are proud to manufacture a local product with real, quality ingredients for our customers,” Kevin Scarpati, sales and marketing manager for Thompson Chocolate, said. “We take pride in knowing that our chocolate is putting smiles on people’s faces across the country. Many of our dedicated employees have been with us for decades, helping produce some of the finest chocolate products in the nation.”

To learn more about Thompson Chocolate visit or call 203-235-2541.

Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Business, on Monday, 28 January 2019 19:05. Updated: Monday, 28 January 2019 19:07.