Lagosse Chocolates was founded in 1989 by Leo van der Maale.

This agent in bakery discovered a growing need for a range of luxury chocolate pralines. He started a chocolate factory to meet this need. Naturally, his first target was the patisserie which wanted to sell these products as their own manufacture.

Quickly after the start, the assortment was expanded with a production department for ‘chocolate give aways’ and a cooking department for the typically Dutch ‘slagroomborstplaat’ (cream fondant). Innovative and consumer oriented thinking resulted in a new concept called ‘Premium Pralines’, which we added to the assortment in 2003. Since then, many new products have been introduced by Lagosse and we have been a successful and healthy company.