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21 May 2024

A new Director and Sales Engineer

10 years ago, the concept of ‘fair’ chocolate was still largely unknown to the general public. Lareka recognised the evolving market and demand from chocolatiers for an easy-to-use high-end...

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16 May 2024

Navigating Rising Cocoa Costs: 3 tips for Craft Chocolate Makers to reduce costs

With rising cocoa prices, craft chocolate makers are faced with tough decisions on how to maintain the quality and affordability of their products. In this article, you will find 3 tips and tricks...

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16 May 2024

Lareka's BTB25: A Perfect Match for the Artistry of Vincent Guerlais's unique Chocolate Bars

In the world of chocolate craftsmanship, Vincent Guerlais stands at the very top. Guerlais is known for his artful creations and innovative approach to chocolate making. As the head of the...

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14 March 2024

The bitter-sweet Success Story of Mellōw Chocolate: Second-hand or newly built packaging machinery? (video)

In the heart of Denmark, Mellōw Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory, has overcome packaging challenges with the installation of a newly built BTB25 chocolate packaging machine from Lareka...

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14 March 2024

Lareka BTB25 Chocolate Bar Wrapping Machine - Now Accommodating Mini Bars with Expanded Size Range!

We are delighted to share an update on our renowned Lareka BTB25 chocolate bar wrapping machine - it now boasts an expanded size range to cater to an even wider array of chocolate bars...

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14 March 2024

Lareka Exhibits at ProSweets and Chocoa: Unveiling Innovations in Chocolate Machinery and Sustainable Packaging

Lareka recently embarked on an exciting journey, attending two prominent events in the chocolate industry – ProSweets in Cologne and Chocoa in Amsterdam...

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07 December 2023

Unveiling Lareka's latest innovation: BTB25 Sticker Unit

This modular sticker unit is designed to seamlessly integrate with our versatile bar wrapper...

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20 November 2023

From Salon du Chocolat to Chocoa: A recap of recent conventions and forecasts for exciting upcoming exhibitions

We take a moment to look forward to participating in the upcoming Chocoa and ProSweets. Furthermore look back on successes at the Salon du Chocolat, Eurobean and Northwest Chocolate Festivals.

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20 November 2023

Introducing “Unwrapped”: Chocolate success stories video series

We are thrilled to introduce our new video series, "Unwrapped," where we delve into the inspiring journeys of chocolate makers powered by Lareka's innovative chocolate packaging machines!

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11 July 2023

The 10 Commandments of The Perfect Craft Chocolate Packaging

Discover the secrets of the perfect packaging for craft chocolate bars, brought to you by no other than The Chocolate Journalist. Her expert guidance helps you create packaging that sets you apart...

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10 July 2023

Success Stories: Jhonata Carvalho (Dengo)

A couple of years ago, Dengo invested in a Lareka BTB25 packaging machine to enhance the packaging process for their delightful chocolate bars. As their business flourished and volumes soared...


10 July 2023

SIG DST (high-speed bar wrapping machine): Available for fast delivery!

We can now offer this SIG DST - overhauled by Lareka - set to wrap a (100g, 6mm height) chocolate bar at high speed in 3-side sealed aluminium and cardboard. As you can expect from...

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25 April 2023

Profit from personalisation with Lareka's chocolate wrapping machines!

Personalisation is the future of sales and marketing, also in the world of chocolate. Our packaging machines make it possible to take full advantage of the increased demand for personalised chocolate.

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25 April 2023

Why do the world's best craft chocolate makers choose for Lareka?

In this interview with The Chocolate Journalist, we answer the question above by explaining the importance of consultation in the transition to automated packaging.


25 April 2023

Interpack 2023: Lareka is joining in once again!

At long last after waiting for six years, we can finally attend Interpack again: the world’s largest packaging trade fair. From 4 to 10 May you can visit our stand (D95, Hall 3).

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27 February 2023

BTB25 upgrade: flowpack in cardboard

We have added a new option to the BTB25 in response to the recurring demand for wrapping flowpacked chocolate bars in cardboard packaging.

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27 February 2023

Success Stories: Kay Keusen (Taucherli)

Keusen had a clear goal in mind with the production of bean-to-bar chocolate: to redefine ‘the Swiss chocolatier’. Although Switzerland enjoys an illustrious history and reputation for chocolate...

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27 February 2023

A unique BTB25 project for ‘World’s Best Pastry Chef’

After a successful installation in Girona, Spain, we can finally announce that Casa Cacao, founded by the famous Jordi Roca, will be using the BTB25 to automate the packaging process of a very...

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14 December 2022

Another Successful Installation in France (video)

This time with bean-to-bar chocolate maker and roasting expert Eric Lamy. A French film crew was on location the day the packaging machine was installed, and we created an inspiring short video from..

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14 December 2022

The Chocolate Journalist x Lareka

Every year, the world elite in the field of French Haute Pâtisserie and artisanal chocolate meet to celebrate the shared passion for the craft and exchange information with each other. Lareka had...

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17 October 2022

As Packaging Expert among World's Best Pastry Chefs and Chocolatiers

Every year, the world elite in the field of French Haute Pâtisserie and artisanal chocolate meet to celebrate the shared passion for the craft and exchange information with each other. Lareka had...

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17 October 2022

Success Story: Bernachon Chocolats

For more than 10 years, Dandelion Chocolate has been producing small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate in San Francisco's Mission District....

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17 October 2022

Upcoming events: Chocolat Festival Portugal, PackExpo and Salon du Chocolat

October is all about packaging and chocolate trade fairs for Lareka. We cordially invite you to visit one of the upcoming events in Portugal, the United States and France.

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18 July 2022

New addition to the BTB25 and NP60: Stainless-steel work tables for the in-feed and out-feed of chocolate bars

You can now order high-quality stainless-steel work tables for the BTB25 and NP60. They’re ideal for creating extra work surface for the in-feed and out-feed of chocolate bars and tablets.


17 July 2022

Success Stories: Greg D’Alesandre (Dandelion Chocolate)

For more than 10 years, Dandelion Chocolate has been producing small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate in San Francisco's Mission District....

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13 July 2022

Tip for a trip: Eurobean Chocolate festival and Salon du Chocolat

There are more chocolate trade fairs coming up that we’re really looking forward to. In Germany there’s the Eurobean Chocolate Festival and France is hosting the Salon du Chocolat.

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17 May 2022

BTB25: optimal flexibility and ease of use

In the 1950s and 1960s, chocolate manufacturers focused on efficiently producing a single product in large volumes (cost leadership). But times change...

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17 May 2022

Lareka, more than a packaging machine manufacturer

We brainstorm with chocolate makers and support them through the entire project: from the design of the bar to the material of the chocolate wrapping.

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27 January 2022

20 years of experience: Lareka’s key findings

“When is the right time to invest in an automated bar wrapper?”

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27 January 2022

Machine safety and hygiene: crucial aspects when purchasing (chocolate) machines

Traditional chocolate companies primarily evaluate packaging machines based on the performance of the machine and the quality of the end product. Less attention is paid to safety and hygiene.

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22 November 2021

Trade fair visits possible again at long last

After almost two years in which the opportunity for trade-fair attendance and participation was almost zero, all are now possible again at long last. We’ve really enjoyed doing them again!

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22 November 2021

New: Buffer belt for NP60 & BTB25

We have developed a new option that improves ease of use and facilitates a high and consistent production output.

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22 November 2021

A wonderful new addition to the sales team

As a leading supplier of wrapping machines for chocolate bars and tablets in a growing segment, Lareka is committing itself to recruiting young talent and growth.

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21 July 2021

Success Stories: Pedro Araújo (Vinte Vinte | World of Wine)

In this issue of Success Stories, Pedro explains the importance of direct trade with growers, discusses the partnership with Lareka and shares his favourite chocolate bar and packaging.

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21 July 2021

After a long hiatus: our first bean-to-bar event of 2021.

Less is more when it comes to packaging. That’s why, as packaging specialists, we are always on the lookout for innovative, sustainable materials for automated chocolate-wrapping.

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21 July 2021

Sustainable solutions for packaging materials

Less is more when it comes to packaging. That’s why, as packaging specialists, we are always on the lookout for innovative, sustainable materials for automated chocolate-wrapping.


26 April 2021

Success stories: Jonathan Chapman (Raw Halo)

The story of Jonathan Chapman and his partner Meg Haggar is an impressive one. The two young entrepreneurs have stormed the chocolate...

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26 April 2021

Bernachon: from manual to automated packaging

Installation of the BTB25 at Bernachon seen on popular French TV show (2.6 million viewers) A special project for a special chocolatier...

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26 April 2021

BTB25 on wheels: making it easy to move the machine around

For artisan and bean-to-bar chocolate makers who are short on space, we have added a new option to the BTB25. From now on, the compact...


28 January 2021

BTB25: Versatility at its best!

One packaging solution for your whole range of bars and tablets Unique size range There are no chocolate packaging machines on the market...

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12 November 2020

Personalized chocolate

The packaging trend of 2020 is expected to continue its strong growth The demand for personalized products has soared in recent years,...


12 November 2020

Optimizing our service. A “new” face

Over the years, we have built a strong reputation together with Lareka in the field of global (after-sales) service and spare parts....


12 November 2020

Success stories: Hans Mekking (Urban Cacao)

about his signature chocolate bar, sustainable production and more. Hans Mekking, owner of Urban Cacao, has been making “the city's...

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02 September 2020

Why invest in a BTB25 now? Your last chance to boost December sales

Most business owners would agree that 2020 has been far from what they’d expected - so far. This is why Lareka is offering chocolatiers...

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02 September 2020

Packing chocolate with toppings. Discover the flexibility of the BTB25

Hazelnuts, dried fruit and many other toppings are used on artisan chocolate today. They add flavour but create height differences...

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02 September 2020

Modular Sticker Unit. A new module for the BTB25

More and more chocolatiers are moving away from printed packaging and opting to use stickers instead. This ensures that artisan chocolate...


13 May 2020

A pearl of a total concept, made by Lareka

Our total concept for personalised chocolate sets a new standard in lead times, batches and merits. The concept is comprehensive: from...

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13 May 2020

Moneymaker. Lareka introduces a unique total concept for personalised chocolate

Personalised products are popular. Very popular in fact. And personalised chocolate is something the market simply can't resist....


13 May 2020

Opportunities for tomorrow for today's entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is looking ahead. It's what made you an entrepreneur in the first place. And no matter how the coronavirus affects your...


11 December 2019

Flexible and versatile. The BTB25 can do it with cardboard.

The BTB25 is very much an all-rounder. But can it do it with cardboard? You bet! This packaging machine for artisanal chocolate is so...


10 December 2019

BTB25. From flower power to choco power

Back then everyone was wearing them in their hair. But now they have a thing with chocolate. When you say San Francisco, you say...


01 October 2019

Tomric new distributor America, here we come!

Columbus discovered America in 1492. And then America discovered Lareka (2010 – 2019). Call it high involvement for low volume packaging...


05 June 2019

Ruben Taks, pleased to meet you. New incentives for the sales team

Lareka invests in new developments. The BTB25 is a good example. We also invest in people who give machines a future, like sales engineer...


05 June 2019

NP350 sr. Responding to trends

How do I respond to trends such as small portions, assortments and personalised tablets? Orders/batches of 500 pieces but still wrap 1...

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22 January 2019

High five voor high volume

Is high volume how you earn your daily living? And do you like to progress at a rapid pace? By selecting the SIG DST/DSN, you are...