Belgium had been on my bucket list for years, ever since I’d spent just a few short hours in incredible Bruges while working on cruise ships. Last year, we finally made it happen and booked a ten-day Euro Trip starting in the Netherlands and popping down to Lille, France, but spending most of our time in Belgium. In just a few days, we visited Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, and finally Brussels. It really is a beautiful country, with gorgeous historic buildings, glistening waterways, and of course – the food.
Belgium is a foodie’s paradise, and we had some incredible amazing experiences there, from fine dining to frites and waffles. And then of course, there’s the chocolate. Belgian chocolate is like none other I’ve tasted: rich, pure, and flavourful. When I think of our time in Belgium, I can still taste that chocolate. So when Brussels-based Planète Chocolat let me know that they’re offering 24-hour free shipping of their incredible creations all over the world, including here in Denmark, I was excited to give it a try and get that taste of Belgium all over again.
The chocolatiers at Planète Chocolat handmake all of their creations and consider their chocolates to be little ambassadors to Belgium abroad. And with the festive season upon us, it’s the perfect time to splurge on a little Christmas hygge – that undefinable coziness made special with the good things in life. My order was placed Monday evening and by Tuesday morning, I had the beautifully wrapped Planète Chocolat Christmas Box in my hands, and I couldn’t wait to dig in.
My husband and I sat down for a festive chocolate tasting (it’s tough being a blogger), and dove right in. The Christmas Box is 24 pralines in all of the flavours of the holiday season: nutmeg, honey chestnut, candied lemon, and more. We sampled as many as we could in one sitting (for science) and loved every bite. Though they were all delicious, I have to admit to having a few favourites – the cinnamon bathed in white chocolate tastes just like Christmas, the speculoos somehow tastes just like cookie without having cookie bits in it, and my top pick: caramel choco, which is white chocolate filled with a thick, rich, golden caramel.
If you’re looking for a special gift here in Denmark or for your friends and family abroad, or you’re looking to treat yourself, you can’t go wrong with the Christmas Box. And if you ever find yourself in Brussels, you can even pay a visit to Planète Chocolat and learn how to make your own pralines – which you get to eat of course. I’m putting on the list for my next Belgian adventure!
I was provided with a sample Christmas Box from Planète Chocolate, but as always all opinions are my own