I think it is pretty safe to say that I am in love with all Belgian chocolate brands. Belgium is well-known for their delicious chocolate, and for good reason, too. Although these chocolates are a bit on the expensive side, they are very well worth the price tag. Belgian chocolates are so special because they use a different method when it comes to their process of heating and retaining the aroma of their cacao beans. This makes it perfect to give as a gift to a friend or to munch on when you want to spoil yourself a little. One of the best brands for Belgian chocolates is the ever popular Leonidas. If you have never tried their heavenly like chocolates, you must do so as soon as you finish reading this. It is truly indescribable. Best chocolate for chocolate fountains comes from Belgium!
Health Benefits Of Chocolate
Yes, you read that right, chocolates can actually be good for you. It is said that chocolates can actually lower blood pressure. I don’t mean eating a whole bar. However, a few bites in moderation can enhance serotonin levels which are great for those with high blood pressure. Chocolates are also full of antioxidants. They even contain more antioxidants than green tea. Belgian chocolates are also proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes and heart attacks. See, eating chocolates isn’t just about counting calories. Chocolate that is consumed reasonably actually do your body good.
I have quite a few names on my list for the best Belgian chocolate brands. Like I said earlier, Leonidas is my favorite. However, there are a few more that I really enjoy. Neuhaus is one of my alternatives when I cannot get my hands on my regular kryptonite. I love that they carry such a wide selection of different flavors so that I never get sick of eating the same old thing. Neuhaus is known for their melt in your mouth truffles and pralines. Gudrun is another brand that I like to have in my pantry. My boyfriend can’t get enough of their chocolates with the tiramisu center. This is the brand that I choose when I want something with a light and airy center. Whatever brand you go with, I am sure you will be pleased because I have not come across a Belgian chocolate that I did not enjoy.
Delicious Gift Ideas
If you haven’t already guessed receiving chocolate is one of my favorite gifts. I also love to give my friends Belgian chocolates as presents. Last Christmas, I took a bunch of my all-time favorite chocolates and arranged them in gift baskets for my parents and sisters. I also helped my best friend make cute wedding favors by printing out custom chocolate labels with the bride and grooms names on it and using them in place of the regular wrappers. The bride was ecstatic when we presented her with our homemade wedding favors. Chocolate is a universal gift that anyone of all ages can appreciate.
Where To Buy Belgian Chocolates
Unfortunately, some brands are quite difficult to find in the United States. If you are looking for something, in particular, a good place to start would be the internet. Some websites such as Amazon.com have sellers that have stock of chocolates that are not available at a brick and mortar store. Another option is to visit a specialty chocolate store.