I seem to have a thing for sinning, especially when it comes to chocolate. As a genuine Belgian I can’t resist those sprinkles in the morning, a tasteful candy bar in the afternoon and a moeulleux as dinner dessert. However, nothing beats the traditional Belgian chocolates. Its history started in Ghent, so this city is the perfect place to discover the creme de la creme of the Belgian chocolates.
As it happens, chocolate runs in my family. Both my uncle and cousin are master-chocolatiers and serve the best pralines (that’s how we call our chocolates). Situated at St Bavo’s Square in the heart of Ghent, you can easily join them. I just love passing by: the mouth-watering smell of chocolate is all over the place. Here you can still buy the original handmade Belgian chocolates.
Recently, my nephew Cedric took over the business from his father. In the shop his spouse Sharon will guide you through the extensive range of chocolate tastes. Thanks to the see-through glass floor you can witness my cousin prepare the delicious chocolates. Definitely try their homemade ‘Melocake’: a crunchy cookie with soft marshmellow, topped with milk chocolate. Yum!