Make it chocolate covered for Valentine’s Day

Since I won’t be in Belgium this Valentine’s Day, and I won’t be able to get the usual Cote D’Or or Neuhaus I so enjoy, I started thinking about the chocolate options in Alberta, Canada. (Read more about my take on Belgian chocolate here). Cadbury and Ritter Sport rank rather high on my chocolate scale in terms of taste, but in Canada, its more about chocolate bar brands such as…

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A Tourist’s Guide to Belgian chocolate

Belgian chocolate. Everyone around the world has heard of its reputation, but when visiting Belgium, how do you know what type of chocolate to buy for your friends and family back home? How can you tell the good from the “bad”, if there is such thing as “bad” Belgian chocolate? I didn’t want to even attempt ranking belgian chocolate from best to ‘less-good’ based on taste, but it is easy to categorize the…

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European Life Style: Food

Belgian is great for not only for its chocolates and waffles, but it also has hundreds of amazing desserts. All of them are colorful and fancy. It makes you want to try them all. Little cakes, many types of pastries, tarts, and some things I’ve never seen before. I really like to look at all the artistry that goes into preparing the chocolates and other pastries. One of the favorite…

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