Belgian chocolate


La Belgique Gourmande located on rue de la Colline (the street leading to the Grand place) is just one of the two thousands stores in the country selling chocolate. Wherever you may be in Brussels or Belgium you can be certain never to be far from one. Export numbers for these much in demand truffles and pralines amount around 200 000 tons yearly alone. PS: We do eat a lot of them ourselves as well 🙂

 

Handmade Belgian chocolate store

 

Close up on the pralines and truffles

 

Various kinds of chocolates

 

A Fountain of melted chocolate is seen just under the store sign


15 Responses to “Belgian chocolate”
  1. Savio 5 April 2008 at 6:26 am #

    Hi,

    This is one site I really enjoy visiting from time to time. Just visit this site to revive my old memories and to show people what a wonderful place Brussels is. :o)

    Besides the beautiful life of Brussels, I end up talking about the Belgian chocolates and beer.

    I'd really be happy if you could please put up some photographs of chocolates, chocolate-shops and beer.

    Thanks and Best Regards.

    Savio Rodrigues.

  2. Donald Henriquez 13 January 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Hi, my name is Don Henriquez and i am very interested in opening a chocolate shop in my country. I am searching around to get some nice ideas to decorate my shop and also to have more info on chocolate business.

    I live on the beautiful island of Curaçao, it is part of the Netherlands Antilles situated in the Caribbean.

    Masha Danki means Thanks you very much.

    regards,

    Donald Henriquez

    • admin 13 January 2010 at 7:33 pm #

      Everyone loves chocolates!

      Good luck on your project Donald 🙂

  3. Halim 4 February 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    everybody loves chocolate,but belgian chocolate are the best i also would like to open a chololate shop and i dont mind ideas shared, since the time i visited Belgium and tasted i keep looking for them here in Kenya.

  4. Brindha Ravi 8 July 2010 at 8:01 am #

    Hello everybody,

    I'm speechless by seeing the Belgium chocolates and shops.. Watching the chocolates are so delightful then how about tasting it!!! MM Yummy.. Can somebody from Belgium who visit India do me a favor of bringing it to me??!!!!

  5. Farhana 5 September 2010 at 8:57 am #

    Hi there. My name is Farhana. I will be visiting Brussels in Sept 2010 & look forward to visiting your shop. I hail from Cape Town, South Africa. Look forward to meeting you guys.

  6. konstantinos 5 November 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Reppas Konstantinos , and i am very interested in opening a chocolate shop in my country. I am searching around to get some nice ideas to decorate my shop and also to have more info on chocolate business.

    I live on the beautiful island of Creta (chania – greece).

    Thanks you very much.

    regards,

    Reppas Konstantinos

    • admin 6 November 2010 at 12:21 pm #

      If you are considering opening your own shop and invest a lot of money into a new business I would definitely think about coming to Brussels for a few days and look around and fish for ideas. You won't be able to miss them as they are everywhere!

  7. Stacy Tomlinson 1 January 2011 at 5:37 am #

    HI, If you think looking around Brussels for a few days would be beneficial for starting a business, I was thinking of going there to learn the art of chocolate making. Do they have schools that would teach classes on professional baking? I want to learn from the best -there is no point doing it any other way. Wouldn't you agree? Do you think also that working for a chocolatiere would help and would someone be willing to hire someone to be an apprentice?

    • Vincent 2 January 2011 at 6:51 pm #

      You can learn the trade here quite easily as they are no shortages of courses to become "chocolatier/pêtissier" Which is an excellent idea if you want to land a job anywhere in the world or indeed better start your own business..

      Might be a bit more tricky to find a course in English but I am sure they are available in a city like Brussels.

      Good luck!

      Vincent

  8. Zacky Dibenzi 6 February 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Salut! Vincent, ma langue francaise n'est pas du tout bonne, toute fois je m'interesse á la fabication de chocolat belge. Please si tu peu m'aider de me trouver deux ou trois adresse des école ou centre de formation pour adulte oú je pourrai apprendre comment fabriquer du chocolat. Merci, Zack depuis l'irlande.

  9. Vincent 20 February 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Hello Zacky,

    You might want to ask a few questions here:
    http://www.ecolechocolat.com/index.php

  10. Meraal 27 August 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    My name iz Meraal! I jst luv chocolates! and especially the belgian ones! and after seeing these pictures my mouth is full of water and i am lik uggghhhhh!!!!! i wanna eat dese yum chocolates!!!! 😛

  11. mariam 27 August 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    amazin i feel lyk it eatin it YUM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  12. Ana 7 November 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    I am leaving in Brussels for one year and since 86 that I come over here sometimes……..only today I visited the shop at the Grand Place……..really enjoyed, people who work there are very kind and professional.Will come back to Christmas shopping.

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