The company was founded in 1974, on the initiative of the late Staf of Gils, although not under his own name, but under the name «IJsklokje». In the 1990s the name Van Gils Creaties launched. In all that time much has changed and the company followed a new strategic direction. At the start of 2013, the refresh operation is crowned with a completely new outfit. A style that the family character of Van Gils again more strongly emphasizes. Not only the house style was updated. Also all packaging be changed step by step in a new contemporary look.
Recently, aspartame in our sugar free products is replaced by Stevia. Stevia is a natural sweetener that is extracted from the plant Stevia Rebaudiana. This sweetener is suitable as a replacement for sugar and is free of carbohydrates. Also is Stevia temperature stable, which makes it very suitable to use in foods, unlike other artificial sweeteners. The active substances in Stevia are in concentrated form up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. In order to make something sweet, very little is needed, which makes it a very efficient product. The taste is often described as pleasantly sweet with a light undertone.