Coordinates: 20°20′16″S 40°18′30″W / 20.33778°S 40.30833°W / -20.33778; -40.30833

Chocolates Garoto S.A.
Private
IndustryFood processing
Founded1929
HeadquartersVila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Key people
Heinrich Meyerfreund, Founder
Paulo Meyerfreund, Chairman and CEO
ProductsConfectionery
ParentNestlé
Websitewww.garoto.com.br
A Garoto chocolate

Chocolates Garoto S.A. is a Brazilian chocolate manufacturer. Its headquarters are located in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo. The company was founded in 1929 by German immigrant Heinrich Meyerfreund.

HistoryEdit

First Garoto started as a small producer of chocolates, today, it is one of Brazil's largest manufacturers of chocolate. It exports its chocolate to various countries around the world. Currently, Garoto's chocolate candy bars are distributed by a variety of distributors. Walgreens had sold Garoto's candies under the brand name of Regal Dynasty, but has recently switched to a Polish supplier.

According to the official website (see link below), it was acquired in 2002 by Nestlé of Switzerland but continues operating separately.

On January 16, 2013 the company signed sponsorship of 200 million reais with FIFA and the CBF to be the official chocolate of the Confederations Cup 2013 and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eduardo Fernandes (January 16, 2013). "Empresa 'Garoto' anuncia patrocínio de R$ 200 milhões para a Copa" (in Portuguese). no Journal Estadão. Retrieved January 16, 2013.

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