|November 25 1988|
Here it is today:
London's Chocolatier was previously located at 22402 Lakeshore Blvd.
SourceAt the turn of the 20th Century, fine confections were associated with the delicate hand-craftsmanship of the Swiss, or the rich, smooth cream and butter used by the Belgians. In Canton, Ohio, Gilbert London was teaching his son Harry the fine art of confections by using recipes and techniques from the family’s strong European traditions.
Harry London learned over time and through the eloquent teachings of his father the true art of making fine confections. He found that in a world where more always seemed to be the norm in creating anything of wonder, the art of chocolate making broke all traditional rules. He learned that quality was more important than quantity. Chocolate needs to be simple and pure, rich and complex, and filled with blends that are subtle - yet irresistible.
In the early years, Harry London made these delicious delicacies for his friends as holiday gifts. The gifts were cherished, and soon Harry was receiving requests for his fine hand-made chocolates. In 1922, Harry — a steelworker by trade — soon decided to make chocolate his life’s work and left his job at the steel mill. Thus, Harry London Candies was born.
Starting with a small kitchen in his home, Harry London created some of the finest chocolates in the world. In the early 1950s, after a home fire, Harry London opened its first candy factory and store. Through the years, his family traditions and recipes are still held to exceptional standards, for only the purest ingredients are used.
In May of 2006 Harry London joined the 1-800-Flowers.com family of brands.