Belgium seems to be a place in Europe that travelers don’t talk about much.
Most people go straight through on their way to France or Netherlands, and that’s a shame.
There’s many things I enjoyed about Belgium.
Belgian Chocolate being right at the top of that list.
Belgium is known for their Frites, Lace, 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 who would it be?
Who’s their 1st Draft Pick, MVP, All-Star Player, World Champion?
If you guessed Godiva you’d be correct.
Godiva started in Brussels in 1926.
While it’s not the oldest around it certainly has a reputation to behold.
Godiva might be the most well-known Belgian chocolate name.
But there are many other brands and plenty of locals competing.
One could only imagine what other chocolatiers are creating against this powerhouse name.
I’m more than willing to taste test whatever they have.
BETTER THAN SWISS CHOCOLATE?
I felt like Switzerland 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.
I’m sorry Switzerland.
You’re still a strong 2nd for the best chocolate in Europe.
Throughout Brussels and Brugge there are chocolate shops everywhere.
There were too many to choose from.
So I don’t know who has the best Belgian chocolate.
Although I’m sure no choice is a wrong choice.
When I was in Brugge, my main target was Dumon Chocolatier located 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.
Many people will be spilling out that door as well.
It was hard for me to get in and look around because of all the people in there.
Luckily they offer a variety box of chocolates.
I bought one of those and left with a box full of mysterious chocolates.
One part of me wanted to devour one right after the other to find out which one was the best.
The other part of me wanted to savor each one.
I kind of chose the devouring option.
As I started getting full I met a group of girls and offered them some.
Then 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 ever nearly overdosed on Belgian Chocolate?
Let me know in the comments.