Brinkers Food was founded by Bernardus Brinkers in 1889 and was originally a small margarine trading company. In those days, margarine was a new product used as a replacement for the more expensive butter. In 1927, Brinkers’ first margarine factory was opened.
Shortly after the Second World War, one of Brinkers’ sons started a new venture introducing a brand new product: a chilled cocoa butter, carrying the brand name Choba. This product was the first chocolate spread ever on the market. Today, Choba is still a well-known product on the Dutch market. In the early sixties, Choba was followed by Nusco, the now classic hazelnut chocolate spread. In 1993, a new factory was built in Enschede, Holland, introducing the latest technology available and complying with the highest quality standards. In 2019, Brinkers’ realized its new distribution centre, creating 2.500 square meter of warehouse capacity.
For the last 25 years, this family company has been run by the fourth generation Brinkers: a highly experienced management team and a loyal and committed work-force work closely together, ready for a bright and challenging future in the ever-changing world of food manufacturing. The ambition is clear: to further grow the successful family business by being flexible whilst focusing on achieving the highest quality and sustainability standards supported by a no-nonsense management style.
Brinkers, renowned for their innovative capabilities in chocolate spread, has been producing a wide range of organic chocolate spreads for more than 25 years. With highly successful brands like It’s My Life, So Vegan So Fine, La Vida Vegan and Nuscobio, Brinkers leads the way in the organic chocolate spreads category.