Welkom! Welcome to our selection of fine Dutch chocolate. Our lineup of brands includes such premium brands as Bensdorp and Rademaker.
Dutch Cocoa Powder
Discover how Dutch craftsmanship combined with a serious sweet tooth leads to delicious treats with these Droste chocolate products at World Wide Chocolate. This Dutch brand is committed to excellence in every step of the chocolate-manufacturing process. Whether it’s inspecting and processing raw cocoa beans, heating the cocoa nibs or tempering the solidified chocolate, each step is carefully completed to ensure that the product is as delicious as possible. By using this vigilant production process along with the finest ingredients, Droste chocolate products deliver a rich and flavorful experience for every customer. That’s why we’re so proud to offer Droste products at World Wide Chocolate.
Dutch Cocoa Powder
As any professional baker or pastry chef can attest, the quality of the ingredients used in baking has a direct impact on the result. Premium ingredients such as fine cocoa powder, for example, results in a premium-tasting dessert. For over 175 years, Bensdorp has made it their mission to consistently manufacture cocoa powders, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter and cocoa nibs that are considered by novices and professionals to be “the best.” Whether you are looking for high-grade cocoa powders with specific technical characteristics or highly specialized solutions, Bensdorp brand offers you a comprehensive choice of cocoa powders that make the difference.
Dutch Peppermint Candies
Make your day a little fresher with the help of Wilhelmina Dutch mints from World Wide Chocolate. These delicious peppermints come from one of the most famous European mint brands. Especially popular in the Netherlands, these mints have been produced since 1892. Each mint features the image of Queen Wilhelmina, who took the role of queen after her father’s death when she was just 10 years old. Her 57-year reign from 1890 to 1948 makes her an incredible important figure in Dutch history while also adding a bit of national pride to these famous mints.
The Original Coffee Candy
If you love coffee, get ready to enjoy your favorite drink in a whole new way. Rademaker coffee candies, also known as hopjes, have a rich and flavorful taste of coffee that you’ll absolutely love. It’s the perfect thing to give you that satisfying coffee flavor without having to drink a whole cup. These delicious treats are made by one of the oldest candy companies in Holland. Rademaker has been producing these traditional hopjes candies for decades, making them one of the most recognizable candy companies in the country. However, the popularity of Rademaker candy spread beyond Holland and has become a favorite in many other countries around the world, often being introduced by those with Dutch ancestry who miss this treasured treat from their homeland.
The Dutch have contributed much to the world of chocolate. Dutch chemist and chocolate maker, C.J. Van Houten, was the inventor of the cocoa press in 1828. This press made it possible to produce cocoa powder that was easy to dissolve and incorporate into liquids. The Dutch are also renowned for treating cocoa with potassium carbonate – an alkaline solution that neutralizes the acidity of cocoa. Known as “dutched,” “dutching” and “alkalized,” this process improves the color and gives chocolate a smoother, refined taste. It is perfect for those who prefer chocolate that is less acidic and less bitter.
Bensdorp is one the world’s most recognized brands for dutched cocoa powder and cocoa ingredients. Founded in 19th century Holland, Bensdorp manufactures four main products: cocoa powder, cocoa liqueur, cocoa butter and cocoa nibs. Having such a specialized niche has allowed them to perfect their cocoa processing technique, earning them the title of one of the “world’s finest cocoa” brands. Our inventory of cocoa powders consists of varying percentages of fat content. Bensdorp is specialized in the production of high-fat cocoa powders that produce an intense, full-bodied chocolate flavor. They are also able to manufacture defatted cocoa powder for use in lighter products such as sponge cakes and meringue. Depending on your taste and preference, cocoa powder can be used for everything from cakes, madeleines and muffins, to puddings, mousses, ice creams, fudges, sauces and fillings. They are even the secret to making the richest tasting hot chocolate you have had the pleasure to sip.
Bensdorp is proud to be a part of the Cocoa Horizons Foundation, whose mission is “to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities through the promotion of sustainable, entrepreneurial farming, improved productivity and community development.”