Octaaf Callebaut, grandson of a brewer in the small Belgian town of Wieze, had secretly been working on his first chocolate recipe. For months, the fine scent of freshly roasted cocoa beans had made everyone curious. When the brewers finally tasted his first chocolate coming out of the conche, they witnessed the birth of Callebaut's Finest Belgian Chocolate. Very soon, small shops in the outlying villages and their customers became fond of this new chocolate… and the news spread fast.
In 2011 Callebaut celebrated 100 years of chocolate making together with artisan chefs all over the world. After 100 years, every chocolate recipe is crafted with respect for Octaaf’s original chocolates created in 1911.
Callebaut sources 100% sustainable cocoa, and for every pack we at Harry Specters purchase, a part is reinvested in the farmers and their communities. By partnering with the Cocoa Horizons Foundation which works directly with farmer groups, Callebaut supports farmer training and empowers young farmers & women farmers to excel in their craft.