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eAnyone who knows me, knows that I am a chocolate aficionado. That is different from a chocolate hound – meaning, I love chocolate, but if I am going to “spend” the calories, I want it to be worth it – it should taste amazing and not just “okay”. And more than that, I want to know that what I am consuming is safe (i.e. GMO-free) and made with high quality ingredients. The good news is, there is a company that meets my high-standard for chocolate: Guylian, a Belgian Chocolate company that brings you artisan Belgian chocolate that is GMO-free. I received an assortment of truffles and chocolates from Guylian in exchange for my honest opinion.
What did I think?
First of all, I have to say I love their packaging, the chocolate arrived in a box packaged with a reusable freezer pack to ensure that my treats arrived in tact and non-melted. Guylian follows the strict Belgian Chocolatiers old world practices to create beautiful and delicious gourmet chocolates that for which Belgium is known. Using 100% pure cocoa butter ensures that you will get that incredible melt in your mouth experience when you indulge in Belgian chocolate from Guylian.
I was really excited to dig into the different truffles and chocolates from Guylian, but was not sure what to start with. When you visit their site, you read about Guylian’s Signature Hazelnut Filling, an original recipe from the company’s founders. So of course, that is where I had to start! The Signature Hazelnut Filling is made in small batches, in copper pots right in Belgium! The resulting blend is a creamy, yet lightly crunchy blend of richness and bold hazelnut flavor that melds well with the different chocolates. You can get the Signature Hazelnut Filling in the chocolate blend (white, milk and dark combined into one lovely seahorse shaped chocolate!) and extra dark chocolate varieties. Hubby votes for the blend chocolate as his favorite (definitely not a surprise there, he LOVES white chocolate), while I was torn and decided to just eat them both! I do love that you can get them as individually wrapped truffles and found that I could limit myself to one or two that way, more easily than the whole box being in front of me!
Hubby’s overall favorite of the chocolates was the Vanilla Cream Truffles. These white and milk chocolate seahorses were filled with a white chocolate vanilla cream filling that was smooth, rich and delectable. Definitely need to hide this box!
We also received a couple of the no sugar-added chocolate bars – these were the girls’ favorites as they love a good chocolate bar. These Belgian chocolate bars were sweet without being sugary and had that perfect melt factor. The dark chocolate was my favorite by far – when you let it melt in your mouth for just a little longer than usual, it takes on a whole new flavor – I urge you to give it a try!
If you are looking to indulge in some amazing Belgian chocolates for yourself, or as a gift, definitely visit Guylian to see their beautiful offerings. They even offer conveniently gift-wrapped boxes – these boxes are beautiful and even have a gift tag included so all you have to do is add the names! If you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s chocolate gift, look no further, as Guylian also offers a heart shaped box of truffles that any sweetheart would be happy to receive! Be sure to visit Guylian on Facebook and Twitter to learn about product happenings, promotions and more. You can also sign up for their e-newsletter to get those deals right to your inbox!