Van Leer was founded by L.K. Van Leer on Christmas Day 1949 after he came to America from Holland. From the start, he dedicated himself to making Van Leer into a company that provided the best chocolates and service in the industry. For over three generations, L.K. Van Leer’s legacy has lived on, as he and his successors have used the finest ingredient to develop a full range of high quality, American chocolates. With the support of Barry Callebaut, Van Leer is able to provide rich flavored European chocolate with a flare that can only come from North American craftsmanship.