Van der Burgh Chocolaad was founded in July 2011 by Joyce and Richard van der Burgh as a result of an extensive search for handmade chocolate bars. Nowadays they are hard to find. Supermarkets sell only chocolate bars coming from big factories and chocolatiers often making beautiful bonbons only. Van der Burgh not only think that chocolate must be created from only Fairtrade cocoa beans, but also that, for reaching the ultimate taste of chocolate, the process of making great chocolate has to be done small. Triggered by good friends and the challenge of bringing back small batch handcrafted chocolate bars to the Dutch market, they started in their hometown Zoetermeer. Since august 2012 they make their premium chocolate bars in a beautiful historic store in the old city center of Delft. From the first day on Van der Burgh Chocolaad makes the most delicious and beautiful chocolate bars from only Fairtrade cacao.