Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Belgian Delicacies

Selection of Belgian pralines we ate today.
Early this morning I walked the few blocks to London St. Pancras station and departed for Brussels, Belgium. The security at the train station was surprisingly lax, reminiscent of the way airports used to be before everyone became paranoid; metal detector, belt for luggage, and you're finished, bring all the liquids you please. About 2 hours later and we left our first train and boarded a 2nd for Antwerp.


One thing we had to try when we reached Antwerp were Belgium's legendary pralines. For those who are unfamiliar pralines are small chocolate shells covering a cream or nut paste center similar to the variety box of chocolates everyone gets on Valentines day. These are coated with many types of chocolate from white chocolate to the darkest of the dark, and filled with various types of nougat and nuts.

Today, after a recommendation from the owner of the bed and breakfast we are staying at, we stopped at a place called The Chocolate Line. These guys have an extremely large range of pralines and various other chocolate products such as large luxury chocolate bars, and even chocolate lipstick. We just decided to test them out by getting a few flavors today; wasabi, sake, a few different types of caramel, even a cinnamon. If you haven't had a chance to try Belgian pralines then you're missing out on some of the best chocolate concoctions in the world.

13 comments:

  1. I love the ones with a soft caramel middle ..

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  2. So does that chocolate really have wasabi in it? Chocolate lipstick, nice.

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  3. Wow, those looks amazing. You're lucky!

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  4. I like belgian delicacies but my absolute fav are the swiss ones

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  5. Those look really good bro i need one of those

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  6. Wish i could eat it right now!

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  7. Wasabi chocolate? Well I never.

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  8. I love traveling by train because of the sensible approach taken towards security and the fact that you don't have to wait for your luggage at your destination, you just pick it up and take it off the train with you.

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  9. That sound delicious, would love to try some.

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