It was 1985 when David Grisold opened a small chocolate store in an old suburban post office. The surroundings were humble, but the vision bold:
“To manufacture premium chocolates using the world’s finest ingredients, backed by outstanding customer service.”
David was joined by his brother John, and the pair identified their ‘sweet spot’ in the Australian market – to produce European-style pralines and hand-moulded chocolates using the finest Belgian couverture. With equal parts passion and naïveté, the brothers set about making their mistakes as quickly as possible, refining their skills and developing their chocolate-making knowledge to turn out about 1000 hand-made chocolates per week. They soon acquired a reputation for creating the finest premium chocolates around, and without even realizing it, had started a world-class chocolate business.
Today, we produce an ever-expanding range of luxurious, European-style chocolates, and contract manufactures for some of the country’s most prominent chocolate makers. But as the company grows and evolves, some things will never change: our commitment to quality, our down-to-earth family culture, and our pure love for the very best in Australian-made chocolates.