Daskalides a Taste of the History

Daskalidès is characterized by a family tradition in the production of quality affordable chocolate products. After the Greek family Daskalidès-Kestekides established in Ghent in 1923, Daskalidès produced and sold craft-made pralines. Later, his son, Jean Daskalidès, would take over the lead and conquer the international market.At the same time, Daskalidès makes a strong brand thanks to the strengthening of the craft industry. Daskalidès, led byAlexandre, son of Jean, was awarded in France with the prestigious Laurier d’Or de la Qualité because of the exceptional chocolate quality, the beautiful shape and the excellent taste.







The History

To date, Daskalidès is in the hands of another Ghent family, Temmerman, who has a rich history in confectionery and chocolate since 1904. The deliciously flavored and stylish Daskalidès range now stands at the top of quality chocolate products, with distribution points throughout the world.







Timeline

1931 (From Greece To Ghent)

The Last of us

In 1923, the Greek Daskalidès-Kestekides family settles in Ghent. In 1931, the father opens Fritz, a confectionery and tea room in the Veldstraat, which has now been turned into a Fnac store. That is where Daskalidès launches his home-made pralines under the Daskalidès brand. His son Jean grows up to become a gynaecologist, jazz musician, hospital director and university lecturer

1970 (Leonidas)

1970

Jean Daskalides becomes CEO of Leonidas.

1979 (International Markets Expansion)

1979

Jean Daskalidès takes over the management of Daskalidès and starts his conquest of the international market. With great success. Moreover, he turns Daskalidès into a strong brand name by strengthening this artisan trade.

1987 (Laurier D’Or De La Qualité)

1987

Daskalidès, now managed by Alexandre, Jean’s son, is awarded the prestigious Laurier d’Or de la Qualité in France for its chocolate of exceptional quality, beautiful product designs and exquisite flavours. The company recruits a dedicated maître chocolatier and Daskalidès, with its distinctive style, becomes a reference in the world of chocolate.

2004 (Integration In Bouchard)

2004

Daskalidès is taken over by Bouchard, another Belgian quality chocolate brand, and by the Belgian family holding SeaInvest.

2013 (Halloren)

2013

2013 Halloren, the oldest German chocolate factory, acquires Daskalidès and Bouchard.

2016 (Family Tradition)

2016

Today, Daskalidès is in the hands of two Belgian families. Together they combine an extensive economical knowledge with a rich history in confectionery and chocolate which started in 1904 in Ghent while honoring the traditional family value.







The Story

Daskalidès is characterized by a family tradition in the production of quality affordable chocolate products. Daskalidès aims to modernize the traditional Belgian chocolate while honoring its rich tradition and knowledge and maintaining the exceptional chocolate quality, the beautiful shape and the excellent taste. To date, the deliciously flavored and stylish Daskalidès range stands at the top of quality chocolate products, with distribution points throughout the world. Our ambitionis to expand our global distribution points through partners who have the same passion about chocolates as us.