A Passion for Sweets

(WTNH) — Growing up in Sweden, Erik Landergran was accustomed to a different kind of chocolate than what is common in the United States.

Moving to America in the late 1980’s, Erik was introduced to American chocolate in a grocery store. While he enjoyed it, Erik felt there was a way to improve it. “I just want to take the American wonderful style and mix it with what I grew up with which I thought was a better chocolate around it,” he said. “We make very Americana chocolates with the best cocoa we can find.”

Establishing Bridgewater Chocolate, Erik says he always knew he had a passion for sweets, “My passion was a lot in pastries in the dessert part of food.”

Erik says his business still feels like family all these years later. Could he imagine his business being the success that it is? Erik says he could have never dreamed that he would be running a chocolate company in America. “Never in a million years!” he said.

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