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Belgian sweet treasures

During the months of September and October, we have chosen to put the treasures of Belgian expertise, in terms of chocolate and biscuits, in the spotlight.

The Belgian Chocolate House-Neuhaus

Neuhaus, which was established in Brussels in 1857, is the oldest Belgian chocolate brand. The chocolate house invented the famous chocolate as well as the ballotin or box in which the chocolates are presented. Its iconic “Caprice” and “Tentation” nougatine chocolates, which are filled with cream and enrobed with chocolate, were created for the 1958 World Expo and continue to make gourmets around the world salivate when they think of them.

The Belgian Chocolate House-Corné Port-Royal

Corné Port-Royal is another iconic Brussels chocolate maker. In 1935, shortly after Maurice Corné established his artisan chocolate shop, he created the legendary “Manon sucre”, a combination of whipping cream, nuts and nougatine, enrobed with confectioner’s sugar. An irresistible treat which you really should try!

 

More recently, Galler has demonstrated considerable dynamism and innovation. The brand was the first to create a 70% cocoa chocolate and is famous for the wide range of chocolate bars it sells, in colorful packaging.

The Belgian Chocolate House-Jules Destrooper

 

Jules Destrooper, a company that has been in family hands for four generations, is Belgium’s most famous biscuit maker. Its founder, an artisan baker who also owned an exotic spice shop, created the famous almond thins, which became an international success, from 1911 onwards. Since then, Jules Destrooper has been named an official supplier to the Belgian court.The Belgian Chocolate House-Dandoy

 

Like Jules Destrooper, Maison Dandoy is a family company, that was established in Brussels in the nineteenth century. The biscuit maker is mainly known for its fabulous speculoos and the unrivalled quality of its products. For over 180 years, this Belgian pastry brand has been an absolute must.

But where can you find all these treats? At The Belgian Chocolate House, of course, where all the gourmets like to shop!

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The Belgian Chocolate House- Guylian

Guylian chocolates: 60 years of Belgium’s finest chocolate

Born in 1938 in Sint-Niklaas, Guy Foubert was a passionate Belgian chocolatier that combined his two greatest passions: his love for chocolate, and his love for his partner. Because when Guy married his lover, Liliane, in 1958, the two immortalized their passion for life’s sweetest pleasures, love and chocolate, by joining their names to one: Chocolaterie Guy-lian. 60 years later, this name is still one of the best known Belgian chocolate brands around the world.

At The Belgian Chocolate House, we are proud to be offering you only the best of the best. So in our Guylian assortment, we present you the Guylian Master’s Selection. Each beautiful gift box collects 36 mini pralines in 12 delectable flavours. With this unique box, you’ll discover adventurous flavours like Coffee Cardemom, Ginger-Lime or Caramel with Pineapple – as well as the original praliné fillings. Fine ingredients like golden berry or zest of lemon decorate each praline and complete the taste sensation.

Guylian’s legendary chocolates can of course be eaten right out of the box, but did you know they are also a great ‘secret ingredient’ in a lot of recipes? You can add Guylian chocolates to cakes and biscuits, for example. A complete list of creative (and delicious!) recipes can be found on their Pinterest page!

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New: Pierre Marcolini pop-up corner

Enjoy a Pierre Marcolini treat before boarding your plane !

A new pop-up corner located on Terminal A near Gate 43 now allows travellers to enjoy Pierre Marcolini ice creams and delicacies before boarding their plane.

At Brussels Airport, you have always been able to find Belgian chocolates, biscuits and delicacies. Now, thanks to the new pop-up corner opening near gate 43 in Terminal A, travellers can also treat themselves to delicious Pierre Marcolini ice creams.

Stop by and compose your own Ice Choc choosing among 4 different available flavours and add one of the 4 dips. Mix and Match Pierre Marcolini’s favourite chocolates and enjoy a tasty and refreshing moment before boarding your plane.

Ice Chocs flavours are: vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and raspberry sorbet.
Dip flavours are : Milk Chocolate + grilled hazelnut almond and fleur de sel, milk chocolate + almond, white chocolate + grilled sesame, and dark chocolate + cocoa nibs

You rather fancy an Ice Cream Pots? Then choose amongst the 4 delicious “Frissons”, the Pierre Marcolini version of ice cream cups: Jasmine Red Fruits, Pecan Vanilla, Hazelnut Praline, All Chocolate.

If you want to bring along some less temperature-sensitive Pierre Marcolini delicacies as gifts or for yourself, the pop-up corner will also have 2 chocolate boxes (4 bars or 8 pieces) and 2 macaroon boxes (6 or 12 pieces) available for purchase.

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The Belgian Chocolate House is opening in Antwerp

This is it! On July 19th, 2018, we will be opening a brand new The Belgian Chocolate House in Antwerp. Locals and tourists are definitely in for a treat!

On July 19th 12:30pm, The Belgian Chocolate House will be opening the doors of a new shop in Antwerp.

This new venue will of course sell the most famous brands of Belgian chocolates, such as Pierre Marcolini, Neuhaus and Corné Port-Royal. But it will also allow you to eat desserts (including ice creams) or have a drink in-house!

On the menu:

  • Desserts and ice creams by Pierre Marcolini
  • Waffles filled with chocolate by Galler
  • Perfectly baked biscuits with almonds from Faro by Pierre Marcolini

For sure, locals and tourists are in for a treat. And in the Summer, they will be able to sit down at our terrace to enjoy the sun!

Let’s celebrate

To properly celebrate this new opening, stewardesses will be greeting you with vouchers during the first 4 days. Those vouchers will grant you a 20% discount on your first purchase.

The 250 first customers on the day of the grand opening, July 19th, will also receive a free gift.

We will also be holding a competition which you can enter to win a chocolate basket worth €1,000!  All you will need to do is answer 2 questions on our website: www.tbch.be/speel-en-win

During the 3 first weeks, we will have the pleasure to host great Chocolate Masters within the shop.

  • Week 1: Neuhaus
  • Week 2: Pierre Marcolini
  • Week 3: Corné Port-Royal

It is a great opportunity to come and see them at work.

ADDRESS:

Leysstraat 7, 2000 Antwerp

Open Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 6PM.

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Dora Spring

Celebrate summer with Leonidas’ limited editions!

Bright colours, joyous and above all…exclusive tastes! Leonidas celebrates summer with a series of limited edition boxes, to savour freely.

To celebrate the summer season, Leonidas offers 4 new boxes full of colours and flavours. All are alcohol free.

Summer gift box – 16 pieces
A gift box with warm colours, containing 16 irresistible pralines filled with fruit. Includes, for example, dark chocolate stuffed with blackcurrant and marbled praline with pink grapefruit, two new limited editions. You will also find milk chocolate combined with peach, and the very popular white chocolate with strawberry-rhubarb.
Fruity treats to enjoy without delay!

Orange or pink Dora gift box – 22 pieces
A lovely box, adorned with a delicate satin bow, and available in pink or orange: Dora is a treat for the eyes, as well as for the palette. Dark, milk or white chocolate are combined, each filled with a delicious mix of fruits, such as blackcurrant, pink grapefruit (two new arrivals), peach or strawberry-rhubarb.
A box to give or receive without a doubt!

Manon gift box – 32 pieces
We no longer introduce the famous praline Manon, icon of Leonidas. The star of this box that mixes the classic and cafe versions. This box is exclusive for airports.

Almond cubes – 200g
Almonds covered with white, milk or dark chocolate for a crispy delight: that’s what Leonidas offers you in this original cubic box. A small treat to consume without moderation!

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Godiva

Embark on a journey with Godiva’s Wonderful City Dreams!

A little moment of time for yourself, a careless daydream about an envigorating city trip… Skyscrapers, little cafés, unchartered territory to discover… cities are the place where all your dreams can come true.

Whether it’s London, New York, Tokyo, Brussels, or Shanghai: Godiva has created the perfect little “chocolate getaway” for you: chocolates inspired by the heart of the vibrant cities. Whether it is a scent, a flavor or a sound, Godiva’s expert chef chocolatiers have created unique chocolate pieces that take you on a culinary chocolate journey through these wonderful destinations.

For this unique Wonderful City Dreams box, Godiva has collaborated with Pénélope Bagieu, a French comic designer and illustrator. She transformed the cosmopolitan elements of the different cities into a design that represents both the brand and the journey. Created to inspire you though an interpretation of artists’ creativity, craftsmanship and bustling cosmopolitanism of the world’s most exhilarating cities.

Godiva invites you to join them on this chocolate journey with the 18 piece Wonderful City Dreams box, available now at The Belgian Chocolate House boutiques.

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A delicious chocolate journey through Godiva’s Gold Discovery Collection

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Embark on a savory journey through a wealth of chocolate discovery with the new Gold Discovery Collection. This scintillating assortment showcases the best of Godiva’s expertise in 28 chocolate masterpieces that will only leave you wanting more. Their artistry and craftsmanship have a heritage since 1926, producing only the finest Belgian chocolates. The new Gold Discovery is a selection especially catered for their customers that are looking for a special gift or a luxurious treat for themselves! From the exquisitely crafted chocolates to the luxurious package design, the Gold Discovery is a selection you don’t want to miss.

Get yours at one of our IDF shops that carry this exclusive collection:
• Luxemburg
• Charleroi – main shop
• Terminal A – chocolate house
• Terminal A – express shop
• Terminal A – gourmet-epicure
• Last minute store
• Terminal A – walkthrough
• Terminal B – walkthrough
• Terminal B – welcome store
• Terminal B – kiosk

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Special promotions in March: more chocolate for less!

Can’t get enough of our delicious chocolates? Then we’ve got some great news for you: two special chocolate selections have been discounted for the entire month of March. Pay less, treat yourself more!

The first item at a super attractive price is our Leonidas Gift Box: fresh milk, white and dark Leonidas Belgian chocolates, with our rich and delicious praliné, ganache and caramel fillings. Specially selected for you by Leonidas’ Maître Chocolatier, this assortment of classic chocolates is perfect for enjoying and sharing at get-togethers and special celebrations.

This highly coveted gift box consists of 38 delicious chocolates and is discounted -10% for the entire month of March!

Secondly, Galler invites you to discover their selection of 25 mini bars at an equally interesting -10% discount. Galler is known for their natural ingredients, without adding colouring agents, additives or preservatives. With their wide assortment of flavours, every chocolate lover will find his or her taste in this selection.

Discover these 2 unique selections and many more chocolate surprises at our The Belgian Chocolate House boutiques!

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Easter delicacies available at The Belgian Chocolate House

At The Belgian Chocolate House, we’re all counting down to Easter: our favourite holiday, as it’s all about… chocolate! We’re all dreaming about the delicious chocolate treats this holiday will bring us… Of course our partners have created special Easter editions for all of the chocolate-lovers out there, who want to celebrate with the tastiest chocolate available!

Corné Port-Royal surprises us with an adorable bunny-shaped box, filled with an assortment of 41 small Easter eggs to savour. 450 grams of chocolate goodness to share with your friends & family – or to keep all to yourself!

Leonidas created an unmistakable yellow Easter egg-shaped tin box with a delicious selection of small Easter eggs in milk, dark and white chocolate – all filled with ganaches, pralinés and caramels for tasty moments of joy.

Neuhaus brings out a true collector’s item this Easter: a metal Easter egg, harbouring about 18 little Easter eggs in dark, milk and white chocolate with the delicious Neuhaus taste. Wonderful treats for young and old!

And last but certainly not least: Godiva delights us with the Egg Pop Box, a pre-packed egg-shaped box packed with an assortment of individually wrapped chocolate pops in no less than 8 flavours: Noir Pâte de CHocolat, Lait Mousse Speculoos, Noir Praliné Brésilienne, Noir Framboise, Noir Vanille, Blanc Praliné Biscutine, Lait Praliné and Lait Fraise. Choosing your favourite flavour will be difficult with a delicious selection such as this one!

Discover these four novelties and many more chocolate surprises at our The Belgian Chocolate House boutiques!

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Win tickets to paradise: access for 2 for the ‘Salon du Chocolat’!

Are you a die-hard chocolate lover? Do all your favourite recipes mention ‘chocolate’ as the main ingredient? Then this competition is definitely made for you!

From February 9th until February 25th, The Belgian Chocolate House gives you the unique opportunity to win tickets to the greatest fair of the year: the ‘Salon du Chocolat‘, the Brussels’ Chocolate Show, at Tour & Taxis from March 2nd to 4th with a VIP evening on Thursday, March 1st.

We’ve selected several delicious prizes for you – you have a chance to win:

• one of 16 invitations for the VIP evening of March 1st, for 2 people
• one of the 50 free tickets for the other days of the fair (March 2-4)

How can you become one of the lucky winners? It’s easy: complete the competition form via this link, answer two questions and you’re eligible to be one of the winners!

If you’re one of the lucky winners, you’ll receive a notification via email.

Don’t forget: even if you don’t win tickets, you can still purchase them and visit the fair by yourself! Come by and browse a never-seen-before show with nothing but chocolate deliciousness. On Friday, March 2nd, you have a chance to win a fantastic box of Belgian pralines – offered by The Belgian Chocolate House – every hour!

Good luck to all chocolate lovers, and see you in Brussels!

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