Founded in 1943,
International Specialties has become a premier distributor of fine European
and domestic specialty gourmet foods. As one of the first importer and
distributor of Dutch gourmet food products in California,
Holland American has
developed a reputation for its quality service in the specialty gourmet
From its limited Dutch product offering when it first started, the company
has evolved into a full service retailer, importer, wholesaler and
distributor of a wide array of imported food products.
Holland American now
carries a complete line of specialty gourmet food products ranging from
bakery goods and cookies, specialty chocolates and candies, coffee, sauces
and spices, cheese and gift items as well. Our famous Dutch Speculaas
cookies, Venco licorice, Droste letters, Salmiak pastilles, Lavi
stroopwafels, Conimex noodles and spices, Honig sauces and the Gouda &
Farmers cheese are the favorites among our customers.
Holland American is
synonymous not only with Dutch products but also European and Indonesian
goods. We carry European products specifically from England, Scotland,
Belgium, Germany, France and Italy with popular name brands such as Lindt,
Ferrero, Carr's, Walkers and Guylian just to name a few.
store and its corporate office is located in a 20,000 square foot facility
in Bellflower, California. It's regular clients come not only from the Los
Angeles area but also from Northern California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon,
Arizona, Utah and as far as Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii.
The company is owned
by The Tseng Family who has a 15-year expertise in the gourmet food industry
where he initially gained the management experience working for a Dutchman
in another gourmet food-importer/distributor.
Holland American is a
recognized member of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade,
Inc. in good standing since 1977. The company has actively participated in
major food shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco to showcase what
Holland American has
to offer in the gourmet food industry.