The Bahlsen story
Our baked goods stand for enjoyment and love of live. For generations - more than 130 years now - the sweet pleasure of biscuits has been associated with the Bahlsen name. The unmistakable taste, the consistently high quality and trust in the product have made Bahlsen what it is today: a successful and modern family company. The company owes this strong position to a history going back more than 130 years.
First Assembly Line in Europe
High Quality Standards
Export to USA
Bahlsen becomes International
The Third Generation: Werner M. Bahlsen joins
New Brand Strategy
Plant in Barsinghausen wins "Factory of the Year"
Celebrating of the company's 125th birthday
130 years of LEIBNIZ butter biscuits
What happens when you combine more than 130 years of baking experience with selected ingredients? To find out, you only have to try one of our fine products. Whether it’s biscuits, waffles or puff pastries – our passion is baked into every single one.
We bake with love and with carefully selected ingredients of the very highest quality such as fine cocoa and sun-ripened hazelnuts.
We exclusively use sustainably-produced palm oil for the manufacture of our products. As a member of the forum for sustainable palm oil RSPO we also advocate moving towards more ecological and social sustainability.
Our hazelnuts grow in perfect climate conditions which helps them to develop an unmistakably intensive aroma.
Our cocoa ensures the finest dark chocolate taste and represents sustainable UTZ-certified cultivation.
Hardened fats, Animal products, except: Milk, dairy products, eggs, egg products, honey and Preservatives or colors.
Bahlsen cares for and supports sustainable cocoa cultivation.
Bahlsen products are perfect for all those who are curious, open-minded, adventurous, and who enjoy life. As well as crunchy cookies, delicious chocolate is also an important part of our product range. As the leading manufacturer in the European baked confectionery industry, Bahlsen has a responsibility to both society and the environment.
Cocoa In one of the Mayan languages the word “UTZ” means “good”.
UTZ Certified is a program and a quality seal for the sustainable cultivation of coffee, cocoa and tea. Sustainable agriculture supports farmers, workers and their families in reaching their objectives and at the same time contributes to the protection of our natural resources – now and in the future.
For the cultivation of sustainable, certified cocoa, the cocoa farmers are trained by UTZ Certified in the areas of business administration, social working conditions and environmental management. This then helps them to work more successfully, attain higher yields, and increase the standard of living for the whole family.
Increased sustainability in the cocoa industry is very important to Bahlsen.
For years, Bahlsen has made regular visits to cocoa-growing areas in West Africa. This has allowed us to establish relations with cooperatives, and to find out more about the farmers’ situation and their problems over time. We intend to continue to intensify this exchange. In 2011, our respective activities led to cooperation with a cooperative on the Ivory Coast. The members of this cooperative enjoy direct financial support from Bahlsen. In this way, we have been able to contribute to the financing of two lorries to make it possible to transport the cocoa from the plantations to a central collection point. In addition, we help local farmers to obtain UTZ-accreditation by way of start-up loans. We are also committed founding members of the “Sustainable Cocoa Forum”.