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January 19, 2009

Zaabär Chocolate

Filed under: Belgian Chocolate — admin @ 8:45 pm

belgiumZaabär is a luxury chocolate brand from the Belgian capital of Brussels. The concept of the highly gifted Belgian chocolatier Francois Decarpentries is to create fancy chocolates with a cocoa content of 55 percent, and spice blends from around the world.

Zaabär offers only dark chocolate in a little factory shop in Brussels city center. I decided to buy the “Chocolat Noir Dark Pure Pistaches de Cappadoce Pistachios”. Two small chocolate bars of 35 g were included in the box.

The Zaarbär chocolate box with two 35 g little chocolate bars in stylish wrapping.

I opened the box and discovered the two little chocolate bars.

Now I can’t wait to experience the Belgian chocolate flavour.

The good the wrapping, the better the chocolate bar itself. I think it looks very tasteful.

I have experienced a meager cocoa flavour without any traces of fat. The pistachios inside the chocolate bar turned out to be quite crunchy.

Zaabär Chocolate is a fantastic dark chocolate with the finest flavour. The bar offers a unique taste aswell. If you are able to buy it, you should give it a try. I am very delighted about such lovely candy experience on a dark and cold evening in January.

March 13, 2008

Hamlet Chocolate

Filed under: Belgian Chocolate — admin @ 12:09 am

belgiumHamlet Chocolate is sold in little chocolate pieces which have different characters.

The place of manufacture is Belgium.

“Assortiment”is the official name of this chocolate delicacy.

hamlet chocolate

Yes, the chocolates are a delicacy indeed. At first sight I was not sure. The wrapping is made quite simple and there are no detailed descriptions of the different chocolates which can be found in the box.

hamlet chocolate

I would describe the Hamlet chocolate box as a delicious assortment of good Belgian chocolates. It was a pleasure to try those products. Hamlet chocolates taste good and delicious. Every chocolate in the box is an own creation.  

hamlet chocolate

A closer on the Hamlet chocolates.

hamlet chocolate

Interesting filling coated with delicious chocolate from Belgium.

hamlet chocolate

March 1, 2008

Cupido Truffles Chocolates

Filed under: Belgian Chocolate — admin @ 11:04 pm

blegiumCupido Truffles Chocolates are manufactured in the Belgian town of Vrasene.

Vrasene is a little town in the north of Belgium and has 4.000 inhabitants.

This chocolate creation is mentioned as “milk chocolate flaked truffles. The cocoa content consits of 33 percent.

cupido chocolates truffles

My impression of Cupido Truffles Chocolates was a creamy taste of milk chocolate. I would call my sentiments as not too bad. I was more interested as delighted because Cupido offered rather a new chocolate experience to me.

If I have to find a negative point of Cupido, I would say that it’s just too fat in the taste.

cupido chocolates truffles

So what how should be my final judgment. The chocolates are new and have a unique taste, but I would not buy them a second time. The flavour experience was not so exciting, that I am tempted to try it again.

January 28, 2008

Guylian Chocolate Sea Shells

Filed under: Belgian Chocolate — admin @ 9:53 pm

guylian chocolateGuylian chocolate sea shells are known as the worlds favourite Belgian chocolates.

The success story of the Guylian Chocolate Sea Shells started in 1960. A Belgian couple was making chocolates in the kitchen, and sold their sweet products to local chocolate shops. After a while the business went better and better, and the couple was able to open their own chocolate shop.

guylian chocolate

In 1988 the success was so huge that the little company was able to build a real chocolate factory. Making chocolates in a little kitchen was history.

The chocolate makers are living close to the sea. This was the reason why they have started to create chocolates in form of sea shells. The chocolate sea shells consist of milk chocolate with a cocoa content of 34 percent,  and white chocolate with a cocoa content of 25 percent.

guylian chocolate sea shells

The first experience was a full taste of the finest nut nougat cream filling. This filling is covered by an excellent chocolate mix with milk and white chocolate.

guylian chocolate sea shell

Guylian Chocolate is the pure enjoyment. The world wide success is no surprise to me.

January 19, 2008

NewTree Chocolate

Filed under: Belgian Chocolate — admin @ 8:12 pm

belgiumNewTree Chocolate comes from Belgium. The chocolate factory of “NewTree” is located in Belgians capital Brussels, in the street called “Boulevard du Souverain 207”.

Chocolate was always a very important item in Belgium. The chocolate manufacture has a long history there. New Tree wants to keep this tradition, as it is a quite new company. The company was founded in 2001.

newtree chocolate

The meaning of the companies name is the information on the natural ingredients for the chocolates. Natural plants and ingredients are used for New Tree chocolate bars.

At NewTree, Research and Development is of primary importance: an in-house team of expert chocolate makers, nutritionists and biochemists are constantly at work, creating delicious, new original chocolate recipes using healthful, beneficial ingredients.

newtree chocolate

NewTree chocolates have a natural source of vitamins and minerals. All ingredients are entirely natural. NewTree products contain no preservatives, colorants or genetically modified organisms.

newtree chocolate

All NewTree chocolates have a high cocoa content ensuring an intense tasting experience (73% cocoa in black chocolates, and 33% cocoa in milk chocolates).

The NewTree chocolate I was allowed to taste was the “CHOCOLAT NOIR VIVACITY CAFE”. A chocolate with a very bitter character. My impression was I might be eating a cooking chocolate. The cacao content amounts 73%, so I was not surprised. The bitterness of the chocolate was already on the border of tasting good. For me it was already a bit too bitter.

newtree chocolate

The positive nature of the NewTree Chocolate Noir Vivacity Cafe was the strong taste of coffee. I really liked that. Without that, the chocolate would just taste only bitter and very poor. So this excellent taste of coffee saved the chocolate bar and made it to a quite good product.

January 5, 2008

Dolfin Chocolate

Filed under: Belgian Chocolate — admin @ 3:25 pm

dolfin chocolateDolfin Chocolate is manufactured in the Belgian town of Wauthier-Braine, which has 9.500 inhabitants and can be found directly in the centre of Belgium.

“Dolfin Chocolat NOIR 70% DE CACAO AUX EXLATS DE FEVES DE CACAO” has a cocoa content of 70 percent and is filled with roasted cocoa bean pieces.

dolfin chocolate

The chocolate is one of the best dark chocolate bars I have ever tasted in my life. I have no idea what could be better in this kind of chocolate creation.

dolfin chocolate

Inside the wrapping I can read following words: “Harmoniously blending the strenth of a fine chocolate with the delicate flavours of of carefully selected spices or fruits, this is the philosophy that lies behind the Dolfin range.

dolfin chocolate

The first impression was a rough bitter taste, but once in the mouth it melts down the throat in a very smooth and gentle way. Now it is the time when the wonderful aroma developes on the whole tongue. After a short while you already can taste the strong flavour of the roasted cocoa beans.

dolfin chocolate

Dolfin Chocolate is chocolate art on its top. Every little piece of that creation is precious like a diamond ring on a womans finger.

dolfin chocolate

Especially the combination of high quality premium chocolate and perfectly roasted cocoa beans is an excellent treat for the very special moments.

October 7, 2007

Galler Chocolate

Filed under: Belgian Chocolate — admin @ 2:20 pm

belgiumGaller is a chocolate brand from Belgium, and is manufactured in the town of Chaudfontaine.

The chocolate manufacturer is a Belgian Royal Warrant Holder.

galler chocolate schokolade chocolat

Jean Galler makes every effort to ensure that his products reach you in perfect condition. I was able to catch the Galler chocolate bar “Chocolate Noir 70 Pure Cocoa”.

galler chocolate schokolade chocolat

The first experience is a strong bitter taste. The aroma has a flavour of high quality. I would say Galler is a chocolate for the demanding afficionado. In spite of the high content of cacao, the chocolate tastes not too bitter in an awful way. The high quality of the chocolate, offers a good taste which melts gentle on the tongue.

galler chocolate schokolade chocolat

The premium quality of Galler Chocolate is also seen in many prizes and awards in chocolate competitions. Between 1991 to 2002, Galler received 10 awards and medals for its wonderful chocolate creations.

galler chocolate schokolade chocolat

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