Halloren Chocolate Factory

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Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG
IndustryFood industry
Number of employees
70 (2013)
Websitewww.halloren.de/ Edit this on Wikidata
Main buildung of the Halloren Factory in Halle (Saale)
Share of the David Söhne AG, issued 14. January 1916

The Halloren Chocolate Factory (German: Halloren Schokoladenfabrik) is the oldest German chocolate factory.[1] The first mention of the firm is recorded in 1804; the firm was founded in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt where its headquarters are today. In 1851 the company was named Friedrich David & Söhne. In the year 1905 the company was transformed into a shareholder company; thus the company name being altered to David Söhne AG accordingly. Another name change in 1933 made it Mignon Schokoladenwerke AG and since 1952 it is known by its current name Halloren.

Its most famous products are the "Halloren-Kugeln", or Halloren globes, which receive their name from the early salt workers, the "Halloren", whose festive dress has ball-shaped buttons which the chocolates resemble;[2] the brand was especially popular in the former German Democratic Republic and remained popular after reunification.

In 2013, the company secured a majority share in the Belgian chocolate producer Bouchard.[3]

The factory also features the Halloren Schokoladenmuseum (Halloren Chocolate Museum), which includes exhibits about the history of chocolate, chocolate making equipment, molds, and a view of the factory process.


  1. ^ Halloren - Firmenportrait Archived 2007-07-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Die Halloren".
  3. ^ Nieburg, Oliver. "Halloren acquires stake in Belgian chocolatier Bouchard", Confectionery News, 13 June 2013. Accessed 3 June 2015

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