Project Description

Côte d’Or is a producer of Belgian chocolate, owned by Mondelēz International. Côte d’Or was founded in 1883 by Charles Neuhaus, a chocolatemanufacturer who used the name Côte d’Or (French for Gold Coast) referring to the old name of contemporary Ghana, the source of much of the cacao beans used in chocolate manufacturing.

Côte d’Or was purchased by Jacobs Suchard in 1987; Jacobs Suchard in turn was purchased by Kraft General Foods in 1990.

Belgians consume 600 million Côte d’Or products a year. Every day, the Côte d’Or factory in Halle (near Brussels) used to produce 1.3 million mignonnettes (small chocolate bars) (they are now produced in Poland), and 2 million Chokotoffs (chocolate bonbons).