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 Neuhaus, Godiva,Leonidas and Guylian.