About Us

Since 1977 Hermes produces high quality ice-cream cones, sweets and snacks. Constantly introducing new technologies and techniques into our manufacturing process makes Hermes products particularly profitable in terms of quality, innovation and cost. Taste, crispiness and look for years has made Hermes the finest on the market. Every Hermes product is made from the finest quality materials. We pay close attention to every detail in our products. Even in the fast-paced automated world of today, we rely on personal attention to ensure quality and customer satisfaction.

Hermes Cone & Snack Manufacturers was established on 21 March 1977 by Costa & Steni Mavropoulos in a building of 350 sq. meters. manufacturing marshmallow cones, sweets and snacks . In 1978 we purchased our first hand-operated ice-cream cone machine.  We imported our first fully automatic cone machine in 1979. The business is owned and run by the Mavropoulos family.

Our Philosophy

The taste and quality of a cone is very important because when a person eats a cone, the cone is the last thing they taste. If it is too sweet, it will compete with the ice cream. If it is too bland, it leaves a “cardboard” aftertaste in the mouth. It is not uncommon to see people eat the ice cream off the top and discard competitive cones in the trash. If you see this, you can rest assured that the customer did not enjoy the treat. People will argue that no one comes in and asks “What cone are you using?” and then not order a cone based on the brand. However, if the cone does not taste good, it will reflect negatively on the ice cream & treat. Using their own argument, we challenge them as to whether the unsatisfied customer will think the cone was bad or the whole treat? The next question is, “Will they buy another?” so the moral of the story… Always use top quality Hermes ice cream cones !!

Hermes uses only top quality ingredients in our cones, sweets and snacks and we are very proud of the quality of the products that we produce. Please feel free to browse our product range and place an order with us. You won’t be disappointed!

Our reputation for quality, reliability and service has been achieved through excess of 35 years of experience within the ice cream cone industry and is confirmed by our many customers throughout South Africa and abroad.