Our over 80 years of quality and innovation are available for your business.
Ingredient and Contract Manufacturing has grown to become the largest division of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates. By creating new and innovative technology and processes to create ice cream and baking inclusions, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates has become a leader in the Ingredients market. Wide-ranging capabilities, a creative research and development team and unmatched quality produces lasting partnerships with customers. Many of the ingredient and contract manufacturing products Gertrude Hawk Chocolates produces can be found in national brands and stores across the country.
Will your brand be next?
Gertrude Hawk Ingredients has a comprehensive series of quality systems designed and monitored to ensure the products we produce always meet our high standards.
These systems include the following:
- Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) – employee sanitation and hygiene
- Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
- Daily quality review- sensory evaluation of samples from each production shift for taste, texture, aroma and appearance
- All products manufactured are Kosher certified
- Certified Organic products available
- FSSC 22000 Certified
Research & Development
If you can imagine it, our research and development team can make it happen.
Starting with our stock items, we can branch out to unlimited product ideas. We can pan a variety of items including nuts, sugar cones, and graham cracker pieces in any flavor coating. We can also fill our industry-leading shell moulded cups with any flavor of filling.
After a concept is developed, the Gertrude Hawk research and development team will provide you with samples made in our state-of-the-art research and development lab. They can walk your team through each step of the development process to ensure you have a inclusion that you’ll be happy with.
Our factory is a large scale modern facility with a variety of state of the art candy making equipment. Combined with a dedicated R&D team, we can develop customized high quality products for you. Beow is list of our capabilities:
Plant Production Facility
170,000 square foot modern production facility
- Computer-controlled spray and air handling system
- Ability to do a double coat (For example: first layer peanut butter; second layer dark chocolate)
Rotary-style combined refiners and conchers
- In our kitchen we cook many of our centers using traditional methods to create toffee, caramel, jelly, cream coconut, truffle and others
1 Shot Shell Molding:
Each machine has a computer-controlled dual depositing system
We can deposit pieces in sizes ranging from less than 3/10 gram to greater than 5 ounces
No company has more capacity or versatility with one shot shell molders in the United States
Horizontal form/fill/seal (HFFS): flow wrapping of individual chocolates into cellophane wrappers using robotic pick and place system
Vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS): vertical bagging with integrated high-speed bucket scale unit
Capability to double-enrobe with 2 types of coatings (For example: first layer peanut butter; second layer milk chocolate