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brinkers

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.

Leading in organic chocolate spreads

Brinkers is the world’s leading fully certified producer of a wide range of high quality organic chocolate spreads. The company, based in the Netherlands and established more than 130 years ago, is widely recognised to be the true specialist in the chocolate spread category.

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This is wat we stand for

We are building a sustainable business. By providing delicious, premium and organic chocolate spread of the highest quality, worldwide. We reach our goals by being the most reliable, innovative, quality driven and fully certified producer. While focussing on sustainability, excellent service and competitive pricing.    
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Vegan, organic and premium

We are building a sustainable business. By providing delicious, premium and organic chocolate spread of the highest quality, worldwide. We reach our goals by being the most reliable, innovative, quality driven and fully certified producer. While focussing on sustainability, excellent service and competitive pricing.

How we
did it

1889

COMPANY FOUNDED BY BERNARDUS BRINKERS

COMPANY FOUNDED BY BERNARDUS BRINKERS

Brinkers Food was founded by Bernardus Brinkers in 1889 and is originally a small company that traded in margarine. At that time, margarine was used as a replacement for more expensive butter. In 1927, the first margarine factory was opened in Zoetermeer.

1927

Opening of the margarine factory

Opening of the  margarine factory

Butter was quite pricy at this time. Brinkers Food thought of a more affordable solution, namely margarine.

1948

Starting the production of chocolate spreads

Starting the production  of chocolate spreads

Shortly after the Second World War, one of Brinkers’ sons started a new enterprise in which a completely new product was introduced: chilled cocoa butter under the name Choba. This product is the first chocolate spread in the world to be marketed.

1960

Introduction of Nusco hazelnut chocolate spreads

Introduction of Nusco hazelnut chocolate spreads

In the early 60s, Choba was developed into Nusco, the classic 13% hazelnut chocolate spread.

1987

First production of organic chocolate spreads

First production of organic chocolate spreads

In 1987, Brinkers was at the forefront of producing the first organic chocolate spread.

1993

Opening new site in Enschede, the Netherlands

In 1993, a new factory was built in Enschede, the Netherlands, with the latest technology implemented and production meeting the highest quality standards.

1993

First organic brand: it’s my life

It’s My Life was the first premium brand of Brinkers Food. Completely organic and also one of the first Fairtrade certified chocolate spreads.

2014

Celebrate 125 years of Brinkers

2015

New green corporate image

New green corporate image

A new sleek cooperate identity that fits the brand.

2016

Introduction of La Vida Vegan and So Vegan So Fine

Introduction of  La Vida Vegan and So Vegan So Fine

The launch of these two brands are world’s first 100% organic, vegan, palm oil free, gluten free and Fairtrade chocolate spreads.

2017

Opening new distribution centre

A next step in the increasing demand for Brinkers’ chocolate spreads.

2018

Introduction of La Vida Vegan PROTEIN and So Vegan So Fine protein

Introduction of  La Vida Vegan PROTEIN  and So Vegan So Fine protein

A chocolate spread which contains 70% less sugars and 22% rice protein. A line extension with an unique formula.

2019

Introduction 600 gram jars

Introduction 600 gram jars

An increasing demand for a larger packaging has led to the introduction of the 600g jar. More chocolate spread for a cheaper price.

2020

Implementation of new productionline

A new production line ensures more production possibilities such as 40g jars and buckets.

2021

Working on sustainability charter (BCORP)

Working on sustainability charter (BCORP)

Brinkers wants to focus on making the company more sustainable to be prepared for a sustainable future. Brinkers strives to become B-Corp certified. A B Corp-certification indicates that a company continues to develop and work to be more sustainable. Brinkers wants to achieve this certification, with which we want to make our sustainable character concrete.