History of ION, Greece's most popular chocolate


ION is Greece's most popular and recognised chocolate brand that first launched in Athens in 1930.

Although the first chocolate recipe was manufactured in 1927, the company was formally incorporated in 1930, with the main factory location being in Neo Faliro, Piraeus, where it still remains to this very day.

Over the years, the successful company has introduced numerous chocolate varieties and confectionery products such as spreadable chocolate and croissants.


Ion Amigdalou

In 1947, ION introduced ION Amigdalou (Almond), that has graced the childhood years of many children with the sweetest taste and is still one of ION's most popular products worldwide.

In 1956, the first ION store opened in downtown Athens and ION’s reputation  quickly spread by word-of-mouth.

ION amalgamated with NASKO S.A. and gradually began to introduce new chocolates, candies, gums, wafers and many other delicacies, making its tasty ideas a reality one product at a time.

In 1998, the great Greek chocolate company decided to expand its business activities abroad to become a Greek chocolate manufacturer with international status.


Today, ION keeps growing and evolving as a 100% Greek enterprise, which keeps its traditional values and does not compromise on taste.

With three ultramodern production plants in Greece, 950 employees and a turnover of more than 110 million euros on an annual basis, ION is among the 60 largest industrial companies in Greece.

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ION is successfully expanding its export activity from the East to the West and can be found in most continents of the world.

In its continuous effort to introduce its products to new markets, ION participates in international fairs each year with the aim to broaden its horizons, to establish its presence in the ever-evolving chocolate-making world and to create new collaborations on a global level.

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