The art and soul of Belgian chocolates

Sensory overload is something that you get used to in a Belgian chocolate shop. The soft thud as your individually chosen crème fraiche is slipped into a lavish ballotin gift box by white-gloved hands; the intoxicating perfume of rich, bitter sweet fragrant aromas; the sight of window displays with giant sculptures carved from chocolate; the expectant weight of a fresh praline nougatine in your hand. A Belgian chocolate shop will hold your senses to ransom before you even taste a thing. Just wait until you answer the siren call of that ganache with its promise of chocolate blends, cream and soft cocoa butter. It won’t be seductively sitting on the shelf for long that’s for sure. To read the full story by Andy, click on any image above.

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