10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: OUR MOST LOYAL EXHIBITORS #1

DOLFIN, Belgian master chocolatier

“Gourmet Selection has always been an exhibition that has allowed us to meet our existing and future clients, i.e. independent specialist shops. Over the past few years we have also been able to meet some larger French market players, which is proof of the reputation enjoyed by the exhibition in the premium market. Dolfin therefore fully belongs among the exhibitors at the show, and we owe it to ourselves to be present at this essential exhibition.”

AT DOLFIN, CHOCOLATE IS A PASSION

Dolfin was founded in 1989 with its first mission to supply personalised ‘premium” chocolates to restaurants, hotels, firms or even other chocolatiers wishing to offer high-quality products to their customers.

Very soon, the brand launched its own 70 gram bars in an original “tobacco pouch” pack, as well as its Napolitains: small chocolate squares which marry perfectly with the flavour of coffee and quickly became the emblem of the know-how of the Dolfin Master Chocolatiers. 

AT DOLFIN, PRODUCTIVITY MUST ADAPT TO QUALITY, AND NOT VICE VERSA

Dolfin’s philosophy is to mix natural, high quality ingredients directly into the chocolate mass, giving it a more subtle and balanced taste. This technique enables the creation of surprising and exquisite blends such as chocolate with fresh ginger, pink peppercorn, Earl Grey tea and lavender.
In terms of taste, Dolfin products are less sugary, less fatty and richer in cocoa content than on average. Dolfin selects the best cocoa crus and its authentic recipes combine a traditional Belgian chocolate ranging from 38% to 88% cocoa with carefully handpicked ingredients.
And because enjoyment is a matter for all the senses, Dolfin takes special care with the presentation of its wrapping which helps to naturally preserve the chocolate’s flavours and benefits.

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

In today’s society, no company can claim to uphold impeccable quality without also caring for the environment. Acutely aware of this cause, the people at Dolfin very quickly became involved in projects seeking to reduce carbon emissions. The company acquired an ethical dimension in 2006 when it became the first carbon neutral-certified Belgian chocolatier.

In 2008, the arrival of Tohi, the 100% natural and fair trade chocolate, epitomised the values and commitments of the company. Tohi packaging and products are made from recyclable materials and paper, while cardboard is sourced from sustainably managed forests.

Dolfin undertakes to cut its carbon emissions by 10 to 15% every year and contributes to sustainable development projects to offset the rest. Among them, a waste recycling project in Tanzania and another project in Uganda to reduce deforestation by facilitating widespread access to improved woodstove technologies.

Deserved reward: in Belgium or on the other side of the world, Dolfin’s chocolate bars, assortments and flakes can be found in fine food stores, at coffee and tea merchants and in the most prestigious high street addresses. The two brands today boast more than 4,000 points of sale spread over approximately 40 countries.

Further information at www.dolfin.be