It is the summer of 1863 and Gerardus Johannes Droste decided to start a confectionery business in Haarlem (Holland). Customers could buy a cup of hot chocolate and various types of exclusive candy, chocolate pastilles, officially called 'Pastilles Droste' since this time. The beginning of a long history and a rich tradition! Passion for chocolate has been the key of Droste from the very beginning. With icons like Cacoa and Pastilles, Droste became a well-known global chocolate Brand, with a wide range of the finest chocolate products.