We all have our favourite type when it comes to chocolate with some of us preferring milk brands to the dark more bitter flavours. Most chocolate lovers however do like continental chocolates with their amazing flavours and textures from truffles through to liqueur centres. Here we take a look at some of the best continental chocolates on offer to tempt your taste buds and send you right to chocolate heaven!
This company is actually accredited with creating praline, one of the most popular types of continental Belgian chocolate fillings around. Neuhaus has been creating fine chocolate products since 1915 and has created an assortment of chocolate options over the years since. Presented in their hallmark ballotin (boxes) these scrumptious chocolates make a perfect present for loved ones and chocaholics everywhere!
Ordering from the Neuhaus website customers have an array of chocolate delights to choose from including their Brussels Champagne Truffles, All Dark Ballotin, Fresh Cream Selection, Truffel Glamour, Pralines and many more. Belgian Luxury Chocolate Gift Sets are also available presented in decorative boxes, while their gift sets come in a range of sizes and include an array of fabulous Neuhaus products. All their delicious products can be viewed at the website and ordered online making that special celebration perfect.
The name of Lindt is probably more recognisable to most of us as they have been making their delicious chocolate since 1845. There has long been a discussion as to which continental chocolate is the best Swiss or Belgian, while true chocolate lovers will already know that both types are absolutely scrummy!
Lindt create delicious pralines as well as amazing truffles with their excellent luxury collection presented in a gold decorated box that compliments these luxury continental chocolates perfectly. Lindt also offer a Master Chocolatier Collection, Swiss Luxury Selection, Petits Desserts that offer a selection of tastes from world famous desserts plus large and small gift sets.
Why not take a look at the Lindt website where all their ranges are featured plus recipes and tips can be found. Lindt chocolates are also sold through many outlets including department stores and supermarkets.
La Maison Du Chocolat
Located in Paris La Maison du Chocolat was established in 1955 in Paris and produces some of the most sumptuous decadent chocolates in the world today. From tempting ganashes through to delicious truffles these exquisite chocolates make the perfect gift for chocolate lovers everywhere.
La Maison Du Chocolat produces five signature chocolates, namely, Quito a plain ganache, Salvador dark and bitter with a hint of raspberry, Milk Rigoletto with caramel, Zagora with a hint of mint from freshly collected leaves and Palmira chocolate combines with delicate coconut. If all this has got your chocolate taste buds going then why not browse their comprehensive website to view the whole range plus where you can buy or order it.
Hailing from Italy Guido Gobino produces a great collection of pralines, ganashes and truffels to satiate the appetite of any dedicated chocolate lover. Speciality chocolates from this company include Guiandujotto Classico, Tourinot, Tourinot Maximo plus many more delicious offerings.
Guido Gobino gained the World's Best Praline Award from the Academy of Chocolate in 2008 demonstrating how highly skilled and recognised the company is in terms of quality, while 2009 to 2011 saw them receive the Golden Tablet in recognition for amongst other delicacies their Praline with Jasmine Green Tea creation.
Chocolate lovers must take a look at the Guido Gobino website in order to view their comprehensive chocolate ranges that include some of the most exotic combinations produced anywhere.
Godiva chocolatiers are located in Brussels Belgium and have been making chocolate since the nineteen thirties. Named after Lady Godiva herself, this company produces excellent chocolate bars, biscuits, chocolate hampers, truffles and wonderful gift boxed chocolates that make a great gift for the special person in your life.
Godiva also offer a Gold Collection featuring a range of wonderful chocolates in decorated heart shaped boxes. Milk and Dark chocolates are available in a range of flavours, centres and sizes with a price to suit most pockets. Chocolate hampers are also available with truffle versions costing £50.00 through to luxurious hampers priced at £125.00 making this collection perfect for someone really special.
The Godiva website is laid out well offering a comprehensive range of alternatives for all chocolate lovers to consider, while online Gift Certificates make a great gift for the chocolate fan in your life too.