The Bremer HACHEZ Chocolade GmbH & Co. KG was established by Joseph Emile Hachez, a chocolatier of Belgian origin, on July 1, 1890. Joseph Emile Hachez produced a sophisticated recipe for the production of fine chocolate articles. He selected cocoa varieties exclusively from the world's best growing regions, and lovingly crafted the outstanding ingredients into exquisite specialities. Since that day, fine HACHEZ chocolate articles have been created at the company's Westerstrasse headquarters in the heart of Bremen.

The genesis of Hachez's "Autumn Leaves" illustrates the 'organic' way the company has grown. One autumn day in 1923, the company proprietor (incidentally, the grandfather of the current co-owner) found inspiration in the leaves that wafted down as he strolled through the park. He immediately resolved to recreate the fascinatingly intricate form of these leaves in chocolate.  A truly classical idea was born, one that spawned many equally imaginative products in the years that followed. Today, the Bremer HACHEZ Chocolade GmbH remains one of the world's foremost manufacturers of premium chocolate products.