Chocolate Business In Brussels: TOP 10 Houses Of Chocolate

It was said that Belgium is a place where you can try the best chocolate in the world. It is true! You will realize: everything that you tried before is not Belgium chocolate! You should know that this kind of chocolate was included into the list of TOP chocolates in the world to be the best souvenir. You can buy it in the supermarket or in the specialized shop in Brussels. The most of them are mono branded. They have mono branded shops to be the best effective business in the country – chocolate business.

You can hire a car in Brussels and go to meet all of them: Leonidas (democratic prices), Pierre Marcolini (lux brand), Godiva, Manon, Galler, Cote d’Or, Wittamer, Mary, Neuhaus, Corne, Guylian, Callebaut and others. The most popular are chocolate from Leonidas (Rue Neuve, 140, Rue de l’Etuve, 53), Godiva (Grand Place, 22), Neuhaus (Grand Place, 27), Pierre Marcolini (Rue des Minimes, 1; Place du Grand Sablon, 39).

The chocolate bar is about 3-5 EUR according to its weight, form and fillers. The prices for chocolate bar is about 8-10 EUR per unit. The candy box is 15-75 EUR. The kilogram of truffles is about 25 EUR, the exciting Belgium praline is about 22-65 EUR. Of course, you can buy plain but terribly tasty chocolate for 10-20 EUR.

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Chocolate Secrets

The chocolate masters started their never-ending work about 150 years ago. There was time for chocolate guilds development. They keep their recipes in secret because of high competition in the chocolate business. Nevertheless, it is really hard to create something better than Brusselian sweets.

There are more than 3 000 of chocolate factories in Belgium. The most popular of them are in great love for the whole world. Their names are famous chocolate brands. Their sweets are greatest presents. You can meet different sorts of shops and boutiques to trade chocolate in the streets of Brussels. Every next house of chocolate is working at new impressive collection of new taste and design. Here are the most popular houses of chocolate that are widely represented in the shops of Brussels.

Wittamer

This is a house of chocolate that was born in Brussels. It is more than 100 years old! It was founded in 1910. Wittamer is family business and one of the richest chocolates in the world. Of course, 70 EUR for chocolate sweets is not cheap. Look at them! Every little candy looks like a piece of art: lux taste and great forms. This kind of chocolate cannot be cheap. There is no excuse for it.

Pierre Marcolini

This chocolate house is young. It was founded by Italian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini. It is strange but he did not like such popular national symbols as pasta and pizza to prefer chocolate. That made popular Belgian brand of chocolate that boasts with good high quality sweets, including cakes, candies, chocolate butter.

Pierre Marcolini – Macarons

Cote d’Or

The company Cote was founded in 1883. This successful enterprise gained its name because of the Gold Coast – African continent where the cocoa seeds are taken from. You can see African symbols on the logo of the chocolate house. They are an elephant, three pyramids and palms.

Leonidas

The company was founded by Leonidas Kesdekidis, who opened the first chocolate shop in Brussels. The logo of the house shows the Greek warrior Leonidas, the King of Sparta. This logo was firstly introduced in 1935to be the mark of high quality chocolate. The portrait of Leonidas is used all over the world to mark all branded houses of chocolate. You can see more than 350 shops in Belgium.

Godiva

This house of chocolate was founded in Brussels more than 75 years ago. The company is popular all over the world because of high quality goods and good reputation. This is one of the world popular leaders of lux chocolate. Godiva brand offers the tastiest pralines in the world. It is said that chocolate truffles were also founded by Godiva. Pay attention to interesting packing.

Guylian

The sweet products of this house of chocolate are sold for more than 132 countries of the world. The company represented the new form of chocolate that is called Seafoods in 1967. The brand became highly popular in the world.

Jacques

Antoine Jacques founded his chocolate company in 1896. The brand Jacques is used for producing chocolate, candies, cookies. There is a museum, where visitors can meet chocolate history and secrets.

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Galler

The family company was founded in 1976. The Galler products are characterized by excellent quality and creativeness. The company got the leading position in the local market: more than 2000 trade points and 17 mono brand shops.

Callebaut

This house of chocolate is the world leader to produce chocolate sweets of high quality cocoa. It is interesting but company started its business from the beer making. Later, Callebaut was reoriented to produce chocolate bars.

Enjoy the Chocolate!

Belgium chocolatier are ready to surprise you with the variety of tastes and product unicity. Chocolate business is effective in Belgium. Which of chocolate houses is worth your special attention? Here are few examples to help you to get pleasure from chocolate. So, Belgium chocolate can be divided into two categories. The first category includes all sweets that you can try just in the shop. You can buy a couple of attractive candies and eat them in place. The second category includes all sweets that are usually bought for souvenir of special occasion.

Marcolini's chocolate

Never miss your chance to try chocolate in the Brusselian cafes. You will be surprised of exciting combinations of sweet things, mixed together. The hot chocolate, white chocolate, creamy chocolate and liquor chocolate take the leading position to try. Never forget that chocolate is not only sweet and tasty but useful product. This is the source of life energy, calcium and magnesium. That is why, you should always ask for praline of different houses of chocolate when you are in Brussels. Enjoy it!

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