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.
For the last 25 years, this family company has been run by the fourth generation: 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 spreads, has been producing a wide range of organic chocolate spreads for more than 15 years. Under the brand name It’s My Life, Brinkers led the way in organic for the chocolate spread category.
Brinkers has over the years successfully developed brands in every segment of the international marketplace:
- It’s My Life - organic and Fairtrade
- Nuscobio - the organic and UTZ certified mainstream organic brand
- Chocolate Rhapsody - Brinkers’ range of premium organic chocolate spreads
Apart from being a successful producer of leading brands, Brinkers is considered to be one of Europe’s leading suppliers of a wide range of first class chocolate spreads under private label. From its central location in the heart of Europe, Brinkers distributes its quality products world-wide.
Brinkers is BRC, IFS, Fairtrade/Max Havelaar, Organic/SKAL, UTZ and RSPO certified.