About

The story of Cavalier

Cavalier is a Belgian family company that has been exclusively developing, producing and distributing chocolate products with no added sugar since 1996.

Cavalier is aimed at chocolate lovers who want to or have to avoid sugars either to enjoy chocolate in a healthier manner, to keep in shape or for medical reasons, but without compromising on taste.

Vision and mission

Since its beginnings more than ten years ago, Cavalier has built up unique know-how in the preparation of chocolate products with no added sugar. This is why our company can present itself today as a model of quality and taste that pays great attention to health.

We have only been able to achieve this position by striving for our long-term vision. After all, Cavalier does not just want to place on the market products of the highest quality, consumers must also be able to derive pleasure from the products and not have to worry about their health.

Another important key to our success is the considerable trust that we build with both domestic and foreign partners and clients. The trust of the consumer, which Cavalier has enjoyed for years, is another contributor to our success.

By thoroughly selecting the raw materials to be used and only accepting the end product when it meets our own strict quality controls 100%, Cavalier will continue to make further inroads in the future.

Socially responsible entrepreneurship

Specifications for sustainable policy for ensuring quality, food safety and socially responsible business.

Building 1932

Confectionery, chocolate shop “Cavalier”. Former speculoos factory “R.V.H.” (Richard Van Hoorebeke). Factory built to the design of architect Ch. Sestig in 1932. In 1939 a garage was built adjoining to the factory. Originally rectangular factory building of eight by eight bays, with on the left corner a house, located in between two dead end streets, Reseda Street and Violetten Street. The original side walls on the right and left have largely kept their original view with accentuated bay layout, pilasters and front wall ending. The original roof construction still exists in between the isolating roof coating and hygienic inner roof covering.

From: https://inventaris.onroerenderfgoed.be

Timeline

  • 2012

    Theo award


  • 2012

    ISM innovation award


  • 2012

    new production line in Lovendegem


  • 2011

    launch Stevia range


  • 2011

    new logo


  • 2011

    Fairtrade


  • 2009

    Environmental Charter


  • 2008

    start development Stevia range


  • 2006

    ISO 9001


  • 2005

    BRC


  • 2002

    international expansion


  • 2000

    restyling to new legislation: no sugarS added


  • 1996

    foundation of Cavalier and first use of the site in Eeklo


  • 1995

    renovation of the factory in Eeklo


  • 1995

    purchase of Vermeiren Unifood by the Verdegem family


  • 1994

    purchase building by the Verdegem family


  • 1960

    love for Africa: grandfather De Ruyter