Family business since 1978
The story of Ovidias began with the late Frans Vangertruyden. He grew up in a world of confectionery, a family tradition dating back to 1932. From 1978 he focused on crafting traditional marzipan figures and coconut bars.
The chocolates were first launched under the name Ovidias in 1989, with Ovidius, as ambassador of the sweet delights.
Second generation chocolate-maker
In 2017, daughter Miet Vangertruyden took over the company to carry on the family tradition. The second generation joined the family business.
Just like her father, Miet and her team strive for perfection and innovation.
What started in 1978 as a small confectionery company with two employees has grown into a company that produces 100% Belgian chocolate chocolates and serves international customers. More than 35 employees are building this story with pride and passion.