A Short History of the Chocolate Mouse
Years ago, our founder Larry Burdick worked at a confiserie in Bern, Switzerland. With typical Swiss thrift and ingenuity, the chocolate ganache left over at the end of each day was re-cooked and shaped into chocolate mice for children, finished with bits of knitting yarn as tails. In 1987, Burdick returned to the U.S. from Switzerland and founded his namesake company. Re-envisioning the mice he made in Switzerland, he refined the design and, instead of left-over scraps, used the finest chocolate and the freshest complementing ingredients, and the Burdick Mouse was born. With their delicious taste, captivating chocolate eyes, and endearing upturned noses, they have remained at the hearts of child and adult gastronomes alike for 32 years and counting.