The original Since 1815

For making the rich taste of cocoa accessible to everyone to the patent they claimed for the vertical cocoa press: the Van Houten Family sparked nothing less than a revolution - one of a kind, true in its kind. Their innovative Dutching process created the lovely, full-bodied, chocolatey taste of cocoa we still enjoy today. Today still, Van Houten is the best that goes farthest.
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Milestones in the Van Houten legacy

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1806

Caspardus Van Houten starts a coffee & spice shop in Amsterdam

1815

Start of cacao and chocolate production in Amsterdam under the Van Houten company name

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1828 

Van Houten patents the hydraulic cocoa press and reduces cocoa butter by nearly half for a lighter, more nutritious and dissolvable cocoa powder.

1835

Second generation: Caspardus’ son Coenraad enters the company.

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1846

Coenraad patents Dutching cocoa for powders with a rich, chocolatey taste. They are mixed with alkaline salts, which makes them blend more easily with water.

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1864

The third generation enters and the official name becomes C. J. Van Houten & Zoon.

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1865

Van Houten packs its cocoa in tins: a revolution bringing great convenience.

1889

Van Houten brings its rich cocoa flavours to the USA and becomes one of the hottest brands on the market. 

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1917-60

Van Houten opens new production facilities around the world.

1998

Barry Callebaut acquires Van Houten’s vending mix.

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2018

All Van Houten beverages are UTZ certified and made with 100% sustainable cocoa.

The Originals  of van Houten

Today, Van Houten is back. Committing to its original mission to create a richer life for everyone, it reconnects with its tradition of bringing the best cocoa powders to chefs and bar tenders. Now they can spoil their customers with the rich taste and colours of chocolate with Van Houten's cacao. 

Discover our products

Excellence Choc 16
Satro Excellence Choc 16 is perfect for lovers of fine hot chocolate drinks. Based on the finest ingredients and it has a slightly sweet, creamy hot chocolate flavour.
Satro Quality Drinks
VH Temptation UTZ
Seduce chocolate lovers with the smooth and creamy dark chocolate taste of Van Houten Temptation. With its rich and creamy mouthfeel, premium chocolate taste and 21% cocoa, this three component hot chocolate drink satisfies young and old. It is even UTZ certified for you to make a sustainable choice.
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Caprimo Organic Fairtrade Choco
Caprimo Organic Fairtrade Choco is a smooth, rich hot chocolate drink with a high Fairtrade cocoa content and pure organic ingredients for a rich cocoa flavour and superior quality. Its harmonious taste of cocoa and sugar instantly appeals to all chocolate lovers.
Caprimo
Classic Choc 15
Satro Classic Choc 15 is a well-balanced blend of milk, cocoa and sugar for a sweet, chocolatey hot chocolate drink.
Satro Quality Drinks

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