With Van Leer, quality has been at the forefront since its beginnings. L.K. Van Leer came to America from Holland and started the Van Leer Chocolate Corporation on Christmas Day 1949. Right from the beginning, he made it his goal to be the industry leader- to make the finest chocolates and provide the very best service. For over three generations, Van Leer has strived to maintain the same uncompromising set of values and professionalism.