Peter Fazer, a grand son of the founder Karl Fazer, really enjoyed the taste of the Japonica-pastry at the Fazer Café in downtown Helsinki, Finland. He asked his product development team to try out the japonais filling together with his excellent milk chocolate – and the classic was born.

The name and the design was given inspiration by Peter himself participating in the Tokyo Olympic games in 1964 in sailing.

Today, Geisha is the most international of Fazer’s brands. It is being sold worldwide at airports, and across Fazer’s home markets in the Nordics, many eastern European countries as well as the Middle East. In 2013-14 Geisha is taking its first steps in Asia.