I am a chocoholic.
There I have admitted it. I will happily eat chocolate for all meals. In fact, I occasionally even have chocolate for breakfast (bad Nirisha). So trust me when I tell you that my palate is very refined for chocolate.
So much so, that I thought I had tasted some of the best chocolate in the world. Until I was in Bruxelles and I discovered Mary Chocolatier.
Oh boy, was I corrupted that day. These chocolates have forever ruined me for all other chocolates. I still daydream about them and wish that they were available in Australia (you can order them if you are in the US or parts of Europe).
This chocolaterie is 98 years old is one of the four chocolate shops in Belgium to have been warranted the Belgian Royal Warrant. This is an indication of how fine this chocolaterie is, considering that there are over 2000 chocolate shops in Belgium.
Mary Chocolatier is an artisan chocolate shop meaning that most of the chocolate is still hand made in a similar fashion to the early days and I would have never thought that it would make a difference. But it does. This chocolates are unctuous, creamy, and smooth. The taste is very close to what I thought Ambrosia would taste like.
If you are in Belgium and you love chocolates, then you must try these. They are pricier than the average chocolates but they are definitely worth the cost. I promise you that you will not regret this.
My favourite chocolates from the shop has to be the truffles and the chocolate covered marshmallow (a really fancy chocolate royal).
What’s your favourite chocolate? Let me know in the comments below.
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