The first European immigrants came to Brazil bringing the original recipe for chocolate. In 1891, Franz Neugebauer, Max Neugebauer and Fritz Gerhardt founded the Neugebauer Brothers & Gerard Company, the first chocolate factory in Brazil, in Porto Alegre. The Neugebauer chocolate formula was soon a hit with consumers: creamy and smooth, chocolate melted in people's mouths with a very distinctive flavor. The company continually invested in high quality and innovation to win consumer preference with products like Bib's, Stikadinho, and Amor Carioca. In 2010, Neugebauer was acquired by the Vonpar Group, creating together with Wallerius Caramelos and the Mu-Mu milk brand the Vonpar Alimentos division. In 2013, Neugebauer opens one of the most modern factories in the world. With state-of-the-art equipment, the company is allowed greater innovation and production efficiency. The products are distributed throughout Brazil through 3 Distribution Centers and are exported to more than 40 countries around the world.
Chocolate bars, bonbons and Dragees