The story of Grand Belgian started a long time ago when the grandfather of the current owner was importing commodities from around the world into the port of Antwerp, Belgium. The company was created by his father in 1865 and he expanded the business constantly over the years. At first the main commodity imported was for cattle feeding purposes. However, going into the 20th century the import of cocoa beans was ever expanding. This product fascinated today’s owner when he was a little boy, playing and helping around in his grandfather’s business, he thought to himself: “ These beans are used to make chocolate, and I love chocolate, this is the business I want to get into.” And so it happened, G.Helssen started in the chocolate business way back in 1987 and never got out of it anymore, today Grand Belgian has been operating for over 10 years in many countries outside of Europe, selling “the perfect chocolate gift”.