No judging please, I have an excuse… I grew up in Belgium and there’s no way around this sweet deliciousness.
The world has been in love with chocolate since around 1900 BC, when it was first cultivated by the Aztecs in Mesoamerica. But today, without a doubt, Brussels can be called the chocolate capital of the world. And I assure you, it’s not just a tourist thing! Being a Belgian myself, I can guarantee the entire country of Belgium is a chocoholic’s paradise where even the smallest town has at least a couple of chocolate shops.
With such a title bestowed upon this lovely capital I felt the need to conduct my own research 😉 ! You might remember when I went on my most recent trip to Brussels. Well, I decided to take on the heavy task of tasting some of the finest chocolates Brussels has to offer and went on my own little chocolate tour.
Conveniently located near la Grande-Place, I started my route with the different shops at the Royal Galleries of Saint-Hubert. Not only are the galleries a stunning piece of architecture, they house some of Belgium’s best known chocolate brands.
It was seriously difficult not to spill chocolate all over myself, but that’s half the fun right? After some trial mendiants, I seemed to get the hang of it and managed to create quite an ‘artistic’ set. Full disclosure, I use the term artistic quite liberally here as I even failed to create a basic Micky Mouse shaped one.
At the end of the workshop I got to package my creations with the appropriate branding and take all my creations home. That is if they survive the trip… 😉