Belgian Delights is a business inspired by a passion sustained through three generations, to create exquisite handmade Belgian style couverture chocolates to be shared and enjoyed. The Verstreken family’s enthusiasm for chocolate initially began in Belgium with Pierre Verstreken, a baker, chocolatier and patissier. Pierre taught his son Robert the skills that would enable him to continue with the family heritage, to create the finest quality chocolates and baked goods. Following in his father’s footsteps Robert used his expertise to open a bakery, patisserie and chocolaterie with his wife Monique in Hoevenen, near Antwerp, in 1971.
As business continued to grow, Robert, Monique and their sons Dominique and Christophe had a chocolate factory custom-designed and built in Molendinar in 2000, to fulfil the growing needs of their business and clientele base.
By the late 2000s the Molendinar chocolate factory become HACCP certified and the Verstreken family had upgraded their equipment for faster production and wrapping times, surpassing many other Australian specialty chocolate manufacturers with the innovative equipment installed.