"Babaevsky" Elite Chocolate 75%, 100g

"Babaevsky" Elite Chocolate 75%, 100g
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Babaevsky concern is the oldest confectionary factory in Russia. Its history dates back to 1804, when the Abrikosovs’ family manufactory was opened in Moscow. Being a serf, its founder Stepan Nikolaev was sent to Moscow by his landlady to start confectionary business and earned enough to buy manumission for himself and his family. The last name of the Abrikosovs (meaning apricot in English) was given to the family for delicious sweets made from fruit. The manufactory grew into a factory and in the 1880s became the biggest confectionary enterprise in Moscow. In 1899 the Abrikosov and sons partnership was awarded the title of the purveyor to the royal household. 

After the Revolution of 1917 the factory and all its facilities were nationalized and renamed as the National confectionary factory #2. In 1922 the name of Petr Babaev, the chairman of the district executive committee, was given to the factory. Starting 1928 all Moscow confectionary factories had to specialize in only one type of products, therefore Babaevsky concern could no longer produce chocolate candies and was prescribed to make only hard candies. The factory regained its name of a chocolate manufacturer in 1944, at the end of the WWII, when industrial equipment from German enterprises was supplied to the concern. 

Today Babaevsky Confectionary Concern produces a wide range of sweet products including such well-known chocolate candies as Squirrel and Bear in the North. Babaevsky chocolate goods have repeatedly won international contests and received favorable reports at exhibitions.



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