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Sault Ste. Marie gets its very own chocolate bar!

They're called Ermatingers and they'll be here in time for Christmas!
Kathy Fisher
Kathy Fisher, curator at Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site, shows off new signature chocolate bars made in a six-bar chocolate mold donated by a member of the Ermatinger family from Switzerland. David Helwig/SooToday

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic site will soon be selling a signature chocolate line made in candy molds donated by a member of the Ermatinger family in Switzerland. 

The heirloom metal molds were donated six years ago when Tobias Ermatinger visited Sault Ste. Marie for the official opening of the site's Heritage Discovery Centre.

Kathy Fisher, curator at the Old Stone House built by Charles Oakes Ermatinger, says the molds are inscribed with the Ermatinger name.

They sat on the window ledge of her office until recently, when she took them to local chocolatier Sweet Change to discuss creating a signature Ermatinger line of fine chocolates.

Fisher says the new Ermatinger chocolate bars and minis will be available in time for the holidays, in variants including a cranberry-and-nut-bar.

The new chocolate offerings will also be included in a 'Yuletide Tasty Traditions' selection of holiday baking to be offered through the historic site's gift shop, Fisher said.

David Helwig

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