Toms International

Toms International produces chocolate, liquorice and sugar confectionery in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom. It produces 50,000 tons of chocolate and sugar confectionery annually and employees 1,200–1,700 employees depending on the season.[2]

Toms International
TypePrivately held company
IndustryConfectionery production
FounderHans Trojel
Victor Hans Meyer
Area served
Key people
Carsten Lyngsø Thomsen (CEO), (Chairman)
ProductsChocolates, liquorice and sugar confectionery
RevenueDKK 1.64 billion (2012)[1]
DKK 51.1 (2012)[1]
SubsidiariesAnthon Berg


Founded in 1924 as Tom Chokoladefabrik A/S by Copenhagen chemists Hans Trojel and Victor Hans Meyer, the company is now a world-renowned chocolate producer. Originally the chocolate was a side item for sale in the chemists' retail shop on Vesterbrogade in Copenhagen, the founders launching their own products on Prags Boulevard between 1925 and 1929. The company was taken over by Victor B. Strand in 1942, who shortly acquired (1954–1956) the chocolate company Anthon Berg. In 1961, a new factory was designed by the famous Danish modernist architect Arne Jacobsen and consisted of a 22,000 m2 factory hall and a 3,000 m2 administration building on a site measuring 220,000 m2.

Around the time of the factory's completion in 1962, Toms acquired A/S J. Høeghs Lakrids og Sukkervarefabrikker, which shortly was renamed Pingvin Lakrids. Toms' final acquisition was that of A/S Galle & Jessen, in 1971.

In 2011, Toms acquired German company Hanseatische Chocolade GmbH.[1]


The company is fully owned by Gerda og Victor B. Strands Fond.[3]


Stevia-sweetened winegums produced by Toms (June 2016)
  • Anthon Berg – a corporate division within Toms International, the company produced a diverse variety of chocolate products.[4] The title "Purveyors to the Royal Danish Court" was awarded to Anthon Berg[5] in 1957.[citation needed]
  • Bogø Chokolade
  • Holly Bar
  • Nellie Dellies
  • Pingvin
  • Yankie Bar – a popular chocolate bar in Denmark composed of caramel, nougat, and milk chocolate

Galle & JessenEdit


  1. ^ a b c "PRESSEMEDDELELSE - Fortsat fremgang i Toms Gruppen A/S trods vanskeligt hjemmemarked" (in Danish). Toms. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
  2. ^ "Toms". International Cocoa Initiative. Archived from the original on 23 August 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Årsrapport 2010" (PDF) (in Danish). Toms Gruppen.
  4. ^ MC. The Manufacturing Confectioner. Manufacturing Confectioner. 1995. p. 91. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Liqueur-filled chocolates, anyone?". Daily News and Analysis India. January 8, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2017.

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