Ildefonso Chocolate

Sometime between 1890 and 1900 a master confectioner at the candy manufacturer company Victor Schmidt developed the exquisite recipe for the layered nougat cube.
It's not known whether he thought of seven layers of light and dark nougat with a delicate chocolate coating on the top and bottom right from the very beginning. But it was soon produced in this form - so a suitable name had to be found for this delicious nougat cube.


Giving confectionary first names was popular in this period. Theodor Schmidt senior had just returned from Spain, and while describing his journey he said that one of his most impressive experiences had been the church in Toledo that was dedicated to the bishop St. Ildefonso. The name sounded romantic and met with the general approval.