Sweet Belgian Chocolates

Did you know Belgium chocolates are also called "Belgian Pralines"? Well I didn't, not until I did some digging up on it since after the day a friend of mine Suituapui gave it to me as a gift. The reason I went to find more info on it? Well, the chocolate tastes exquisite and I wanted to know what made it special!

Guylian Belgian Chocolates

Belgian chocolates are a unique in the sense that they have a hard shell (called pralines by the Belgium makers) which can be filled with a variety of fillings ranging from flavored nougats to creams such as coffee, hazelnut or fruit. In a nutshell (pun intended), they nearly always contain a hard chocolate shell with a softer, sometimes liquid filling.

Something I found off the internet which interested me: 


Sourced from wisegeek.com:   

In the chocolate making process, the cocoa beans are ground and mixed with sugar and cocoa butter and then smoothed out through tempering (careful addition of heat). Most chocolate companies receive their chocolate in solid form, which means it must be reheated in order to be usable. Belgian chocolate companies often receive their couverteur  (a special version of chocolate) in heated tanker trucks soon after the tempering process. Because the chocolate has not cooled, it retains much more of the aroma than the cooled varieties.


Yummy Belgian Chocs!

These chocolates may be pricier than your average chocolate bar, but nothing beats the great taste and knowing that the made in Belgium tag guarantees an above average quality chocolates! Check out how they look like below, Guylian even gave each piece a cool name!

Chocs in limited quantity

We have an assortment of pretty cool names which I took the liberty to list it down just because it was so unique, a mix of classical music and chocolate fillings. 

Massenet Manon - Chocomousse
Verdi Aida - Smooth Truffle Filling
Bach Toggata And Fugue - Gianduja
Puccini Madame Butterfly - Creme Orange Cream
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata - Creme Cappucino Cream
Donizetti Daughter Of The Regimen - Noisette Praline Roasted Hazelnut
Gounud Romeo And Juliet - Nougat-Praline
Mozart The Magic Flute - Noisette-Cappucino Roasted Hazelnut


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26 comments :

Teratai Ibunda Catering said...

wow!belgian chocs. superb~

:: Zanna :: said...

yum!! yum!! sedapnya...lamanya x mkn..ble dpt mmg nikmat...huhu~~

YEEINGNG ♥ said...

I like chocs like this !! Nicee ^.^

Ronaldmohoni said...

Nice chocolates

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

i love belgium chocolate especially dark choc! :D yummylicious! ;)

reanaclaire said...

hello Issac.. u really made an effort to dig into the chocs u received from STP! wow... good to know what you are eating, right? hahaha... so nice of STP! wonder when he will be coming to Ipoh again...

Isaac Tan said...

Teratai: Superb it its! Even mroe superb when it's already in my tummy! LOL


Zanna: Wahaha. Omnomnomnom.. sedap kan?


Yee Ing: Very pretty chocolates, I know you'll love it! Hehe


Nal: Yea bro, even nicer because its freeeeeeeeee! Hehe.


Caroline: Mmmm, just the thought of it makes me feel like going downstairs to my fridge and getting one more. Haha, but I need to take care of my tummy too!


Clare: LOL, yup, it's definately important to find out what makes something as mouthwatering as these chocolates the way it is. STP is really a nice guy, even more so after the freebie! haha.

Jesssss said...

Looks so delicious! I want! :P;

wenn said...

wow, that's my favorite! STP must hv got it fr KLIA.

Neil said...

Those chocolates look deliciousoooo...Care to share? hehehehe

Hi! Just dropping by.

Neil
www.kartonista.com

suituapui said...

Liao lor... Now you have developed a taste for expensive chocolates...all the cheap ones will never be good enough for you lor!!!

In a way good also, just don't buy any of the cheap ones...and once in a while, pamper yourself with some really good chocs - say to reward yourself when you've done something good. Can be self-motivating! LOL!!!

suituapui said...

"STP is really a nice guy, even more so after the freebie! haha." Got free breakfast...and free chocs, of course, say nice lah! Like that, I will also say nice. Hint! Hint! Hehehehehe!!!!

eugene said...

I agree, as far as chocs are concerned, don't buy the cheap ones,,you will not get the good taste out of it one

Isaac Tan said...

Jessss: It doesn;t just look nice, it is delicious to the max!! Hehehe. But bad for health if taken in excess.


wenn: I think he got it from KLIA too, coz the paper bag it was in was from there. Hehe


Neil: Sure can share, come over wangsa maju! LOL, but better hurry before it runs out.


STP: LOL all your fault that I have acquired an expensive taste. Now dono how to eat normal chocolate already. :P

STP is a SUPER NICE GUY!!! Hahahaha.


Eugene: You're right. But I rarely eat chocolates in the first place. Only for special occasions. What brands do you normally go for?


Norasiah Nasir said...

x pernah tgk la...1st time..sedap x?

suituapui said...

"I think he got it from KLIA too, coz the paper bag it was in was from there."

Tha bag was from KLIA, that part is correct. Not going to say anymore... Hehehehehe!

coffeesncookies said...

somehow guylian has a certain 'smoothness' other imported chocolates don't. given a choice, i'd choose guylian over lindt

Nur Misnan said...

wahhh... one of my fav choc
but lindt choc is d best bro... i like

iVAn said...

walauuuuuuuuuuuu..... damn damn damnnnn i want!.. kena constipation aso nvm..

suituapui said...

Ivan: Next time Igo KL, I give you... Isaac, no more... enough already. LOL!!!

Isaac Tan said...

Horasiah: Sedap sangat! Hehehe. 1st time untuk Isaac juga.


STP: oooo, so it was disguised under a sheep's skin? Hehe.


Coffeesncookies: Thanks for visiting my humble blog. I don't think i've tried any other brands yet. Isaac is really a turtle under a shell. LOL.


Nur Misnan: Since you mentioned it, maybe I should try lindt choc next time. LOL, and grow fatter!


Ivan: Bro, STP will give u next time. Haha, no worries.


STP: Maybe I should start calling you SuiSantaClaus SSC next time!! Haha.


Small Kucing said...

yummm yummm valentine gift ah?

Isaac Tan said...

Horasiah: Sedap sangat! Hehehe. 1st time untuk Isaac juga.


STP: oooo, so it was disguised under a sheep's skin? Hehe.


Coffeesncookies: Thanks for visiting my humble blog. I don't think i've tried any other brands yet. Isaac is really a turtle under a shell. LOL.


Nur Misnan: Since you mentioned it, maybe I should try lindt choc next time. LOL, and grow fatter!


Ivan: Bro, STP will give u next time. Haha, no worries.


STP: Maybe I should start calling you SuiSantaClaus SSC next time!! Haha.


iVAn said...

walauuuuuuuuuuuu..... damn damn damnnnn i want!.. kena constipation aso nvm..

suituapui said...

"I think he got it from KLIA too, coz the paper bag it was in was from there."

Tha bag was from KLIA, that part is correct. Not going to say anymore... Hehehehehe!

Teratai Ibunda Catering said...

wow!belgian chocs. superb~