GELDHOF

The original since 1954

In 1939, fourteen-year-old Antoine Geldhof (1925-2012) began working at a large confectionery in the Ghent area, where he was taught the 19th-century cuberdon recipe by the inventor’s grandson. After the birth of his eldest son Tony Geldhof, Antoine established 'Confiserie Geldhof' in the town of Eeklo. After finishing his studies, Tony Geldhof learned the tricks of the trade, from cleaning drains to managing the company, and he has been at the helm of the business to this day.

Geldhof cuberdons are made with gum arabic (the hardened sap of the acacia tree). When the Sahel region was struck by drought in the 1980s, production was briefly threatened by a gum arabic shortage. However, the company continued its steady growth as good and bad years succeeded each other. But since the cuberdon’s recognition as a “regional product”, it has made a real comeback. With a production of over 400 tonnes, Confiserie Geldhof is currently the undisputed market leader.

But since the cuberdon’s recognition as a “regional product”, it has made a real comeback. With a production of over 400 tonnes, Confiserie Geldhof is currently the undisputed market leader.
 
  • The original cuberdons!
  • Since 1954
  • Undisputed market leader
  • Flemish regional product

Geldhof team

Founder

Geldhof Antoine

Geldhof Antoine

Founder of Geldhof Confiserie, Companion of the Order of the Baker of Eeklo
Father of the Cuberdon, Antoine Geldhof founded Confiserie Geldhof in Eeklo, Belgium, in 1954, together with his wife Irène Van Autreve. For decades, he was the only producer of the famous "cuberdon".
Antoine Geldhof passed away on Wednesday 25 April 2012, surrounded by family and friends.

† 25/04/2012
 

Managers

Geldhof Tony

Geldhof Tony

Primary successor, Managing Director
Starting in 1979, Tony Geldhof was trained to continue the Geldhof business. While Antoine continued to watch over his cuberdons, Tony learnt the ropes and is now heading for the future with the confectionery, in the spirit of his father.
Geldhof Jo

Geldhof Jo

Secondary successor, Managing Director
The third Geldhof generation. In 2004, Jo took over the company ‘Sweets & Candy’, where he has succeeded in reviving the artisanal products and turning his grandfather’s snowball recipe into a successful product. The aim is to merge the two companies into one amazing craft confectionery.
Since 2016, Jo Geldhof has been the leading power of the two companies Geldhof and Sweets & Candy, and he will guarantee the future of cuberdons and snowballs.

Core staff

Meiresonne Bianca

Customer Service, Production Planning

Meulebroeck Alex

Head of Technical Service, Internal Prevention Advisor

Bonne Patrick

Production Manager, Confectioner

De Meester Francine

Administrative accounting assistant

Huylebroeck Joris

Quality Manager

De Baerdemaeker Fabienne

Invoicing

Wille Brigitte

Logistics, Reception and Delivery Service

Meiresonne Mireille

Gum Production Planning and Packaging

Manfroy Dominique

Executive

Our Product Range

Since we started our confectionery, we have not stopped working on the evolution of our product range. In addition to the original cuberdons and our gummy candy, we launched Cub-O-Crunch, Cub-O-Crème and cuberdon biscuits in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, we also added Cub-O-Spread.

Take a look at our product range and keep abreast of our latest specials.