Belgium’s Star Edible Attraction: Chocolate

Belgian chocolate has been a lure for lovers, the indulgence of kings and today, everyone’s favorite sweet. Over 172,000 tons of chocolate is produced per year with more than 2,000 chocolate shops throughout Belgium, a country the size of Maryland.  See Visit Belgium for a list places to taste and see  Belgian Chocolate

Pralines, commonly known as “Belgian chocolates” or “chocolate bonbons” in English-speaking countries, are http://foodswallpaper.com/wp-gchocolate pieces filled with a soft fondant centre[dubious – discuss]. They were first introduced by Jean Neuhaus II, a Belgian chocolatier, in 1912.There have always been many forms and shapes in Belgian pralines. They nearly always contain a hard chocolate shell with a softer (sometimes liquid) filling. The filling can be butter, liquor, nuts, marzipan, or even a different kind of chocolate. They are usually wrapped as a gift. Today, Belgian pralines are still very popular in Belgium, as well as in other countries. The largest manufacturers are NeuhausGodiva,Leonidas and Guylian.

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