House of Anvers Chocolate Factory

Started as a cottage industry in November 1989, by Igor Van Gerwen, who came to Tasmania from Belgium. Anvers Confectionery is now a flourishing small business making fine couverture chocolate products for both the retail and fine dining markets. 

Products range from hand-made chocolate truffles, chocolate oranges, fudge, seasonal variants, single origin blocks and hollow goods to moulded pralines.

Over the years, Igor has built up an enviable reputation for the finest quality chocolates and attributes this to a highly skilled and trained staff combined with the finest of ingredients. Fresh Tasmanian cream, pure butter, exquisite liquors and natural flavours, skillfully combined with the world’s most refined couverture chocolate is a winning combination. Anvers’ dark chocolate blend has a cacao content of 64%, and is conched to a very fine stage. Igor also has a close relationship with the growers of the rarest chocolate in the world: Fortunato No 4 Peruvian Nacional. Anvers have the sole Australian rights to this exquisite chocolate and are one of only a few chocolateries in the world to be allocated a share of the yearly harvest.

Igor has found Tasmanian cream and butter to be the richest in flavour of any in the world. This, combined with his full bodied couverture chocolate, form an ideal basis for truffles, fudge and pralines.

Today, the “House of Anvers” is set in a 1920’s Californian bungalow surrounded by parklands. The chocolate factory is open for visitors and has a small museum depicting the history of chocolate, with viewing windows where people can see the chocolatiers at work, There is an award winning café, as well as a tasting centre, function centre and retail outlet. 


9025 Bass Highway, Latrobe TAS 7307
p: 03 6426 2703
e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open: Café and Museum 7 days a week from 7am - 6pm
Tasting Centre 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm
Except Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday