From an idea to a global supplier


During study trips in the mid-nineteenth century, pharmacist Leonhard Monheim discovered a precious, new luxury food: chocolate. With the help of an Italian chocolatier, his first product was manufactured from 1857 onwards. Up to 400 health chocolate bars were made daily by hand. Leonard Monheim sold them in his pharmacy under the name ‘Trumpf’, laying the foundations for Ludwig Schokolade’s success story.