It's a pretty universal truth — everyone loves chocolate. If they don't, it's probably a sign that something is seriously wrong and that they should see a doctor. Chocolate's universal love was what prompted Gertrude Hawk to open her own chocolate business in 1936. She'd been working at a candy shop to support her family since she was 12 years old and over the years had developed a mouth-watering chocolate making recipe — a recipe that's still in use today. These days, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates are beloved around the world and come in a huge variety of styles, from candy bars and Teenie Poppers, to hand-dipped fruits and gift boxes.