Belgium seems to be a place in Western Europe that travelers don’t talk about much.
Most people go right through it on their way to France or The Netherlands, and that’s a shame.
There’s many things I enjoy about Belgium; but right at the top of that list is Belgian Chocolate.
Belgium is known for their Frites, Lace, unbelievable variety of Beers, and most of all (for me) their Chocolate.
If there is ONE name in the Belgian chocolate game that stands out above the rest; the 1st Draft Pick, the MVP, the All-Star Player, the World Champion, it would definitely be GODIVA.
Godiva started in Brussels in 1926, and while it’s certainly not the oldest around it definitely has a reputation to behold.
One could only imagine what other great chocolatiers are trying to compete with against such a powerhouse name.
Unlike Switzerland, whom I thought was more focused on chocolate bars, Belgium seems more focused on chocolate delicacies.
If I had to choose between one or the other I would go with Belgium.
The variety and creativity are more enticing to me.
Throughout Belgium(at least in Brussels and Brugge, where I was) there are chocolate shops everywhere.
There were just too many to choose from, so I really don’t know who was the best.
Although I’m sure no one can really choose wrong.
However, when I was in Brugge, my main target was Dumon Chocolatier at Eiermarkt 6.
I heard many good things before going and it was not a letdown.
It’s a small shop with chocolate practically spilling out the door, along with all the people who were there.
It was honestly hard for me to get in and really look around because of all the people in there.
But they offer a variety box of chocolates, so I just bought one of those and left with a box full of mysterious chocolates.
One part of me really wanted to devour one right after the other to find out which one was the best.
On the other a part of me really wanted to savor each one.
I kind of chose the devouring option, but started getting full when I met a group of girls and offered them some.
The box was empty in seconds.
So with all that being said, Stop Skipping Over Belgium.
It’s a nice place and the chocolate might be the best around.
Have you nearly overdosed on Belgian Chocolates?
Let me know in the comments.
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