How should you store chocolates in hot weather?
Summer’s back and the temperatures are soaring. And what about your desire for sweet chocolates indulgences? That never went away! There really is no ‘right’ season for this little pleasure. Just because it’s hot doesn’t mean you have to go without. Leonidas, your favourite chocolatier, would never suggest otherwise. But there’s one thing bothering you… How should you store your chocolates during the summer?
Make your teacher happy with a gift of chocolate!
The school year is coming to a close. You’d like to give a gift to your child’s really kind teacher, or to your tutor, who has taught you so much. What present might they like? After months of teaching, supervising, correcting, preparing, assessing, caring, consoling and so on from morning to night, it’s teachers’ turn for some much-needed uplifting sweetness. The best gift to give a teacher is undoubtedly a box of chocolates. At Leonidas, you will find no end of ideas to bring bliss to your teacher!
Father's Day – give chocolate. Why not?
"My dad is the biggest and the strongest!” “No, my dad’s even stronger!” Yes, all fathers are strapping in their children’s eyes, especially when they are glowering at their kids. But there is one day when they melt completely with love in front of their offspring: Father's Day! How can they resist their kids’ kisses and gifts? And how about winning dad over completely with a box of chocolates? With Leonidas, you’re spoilt for choice. Even better, we’re sure your father will agree to sharing his chocolates with the family.
Gianduja – where does the name of this chocolate come from?
Gianduja is a delicacy that originated in Italy. It’s made from chocolate, hazelnuts and icing sugar. Its name, which can be spelled Gianduja or Gianduia, should be pronounced as ‘djann-dou-ya’, though what you usually hear is ‘djann-dou-ja’… But we say: forget the pronunciation, just savour the flavour! At Leonidas, we offer you Gianduja original as well as two related products: Giantina and Giamanda, our three famous chocolate Gias.
Mother's Day – give love, give chocolates!
Give your mum the finest of gifts for Mother’s Day. Tell her you love her with flowers… and a box of chocolates! Flowers are beautiful, they are full of joy and colours. And chocolate is sweet, soft and to savour, like a child’s kiss for his dear mother, who he adores with all his heart. With Leonidas chocolate boxes, give your mum the most delicious gift there is!
The secrets of chocolate truffles by Leonidas
From the many delights available from your favourite Belgian chocolatier, this month we present chocolate truffles! Why ‘truffles’? Because at Leonidas, pleasure is always enjoyed in the plural. It is not just a recipe that we bring you, but a whole palette of flavours: dark, milk or white chocolate ganaches, cocoa, nougat or speculoos coating… Explore the history of the chocolate truffle and how our Master Chocolatiers have elevated it to the sublime.
The Manon: the historic chocolate by chocolatier Leonidas!
The Manon is THE signature white chocolate from your Master Chocolatier Leonidas. But the recipe has evolved since its inception, and there are now three different flavours available. Get comfortable, ideally with a ballotin of Manon close to hand, and learn about the history of this delicious chocolate that’s creamy and crunchy all at once…
Easter eggs – all about the origin of this gourmet tradition
Bells, bunnies, chickens, chicks, Easter eggs, etc. Why do all these objects in chocolate invade our gardens when spring arrives? And where did this lovely tradition of decorated eggs originate? Between customs dating back to antiquity, religions, recent legend and indulgence, Leonidas brings you the history of its chocolate Easter eggs!
Ganache: the know-how of our Master Chocolatiers
The Leonidas Master Chocolatiers are all big kids. They really are! Remember when you were young? You’d take great delight in playing in the mud, stirring soil and water until you got a smooth, creamy mixture. Well, we make our childhood dream come true in our workshops! We make ganache! Made from 100% pure cocoa butter, we apply our know-how and exclusively premium ingredients to bring you the finest chocolates. Join our world and discover all the secrets of Leonidas ganache…
Leonidas chocolates, chocolate par excellence
Do you like chocolate? Do you like a good story? Then let us tell you about the history of chocolate, from its discovery by the Mayans and Aztecs to the Sélection range, the ultimate creation from the Leonidas Master Chocolatiers. From the cocoa bean to contemporary chocolates, it has become an exceptional masterpiece!
Leonidas chocolates: a delicious and romantic Valentine’s gift
The years pass and things change. Although one thing is always the same: chocolate of course, more of which later. But we are thinking more about a date that comes round every year: 14 February! Yes, on Valentine’s Day we celebrate love, the great, the eternal, the passionate… (even if it doesn’t always last!). And celebrations call for a gift! But how to treat your sweetheart or Romeo? A film, a restaurant? Hmm, not sure how that would go down… But luckily for you, the Leonidas Master Chocolatiers have come to the rescue! Thanks to their exceptional know-how, whatever the state of your love life, your Valentine’s gift will be romantic and delicious for now and evermore, just like your love…
Bliss is as simple as a Leonidas chocolate!
Take a Leonidas chocolate. Pop it in your mouth. Close your eyes. Savour it… What if bliss was, quite simply, in this little piece of Belgian chocolate? At any time of the day, at any time of the year, delicious Leonidas chocolates are there for you, supporting your well-being. Join our Master Chocolatiers and discover those little details that make us happy!
Giving chocolate as a Christmas gift: a gourmet tradition
Since time immemorial - yes, really, that long - people have exchanged gifts to mark the winter solstice. But where does this generous custom originate from? And why, over the years, has chocolate become the quintessential Christmas gift to mark the end-of-year festivities? Today, Master Chocolatier Leonidas brings you the wonderful history of this gourmet tradition
Sélection range: a masterpiece of Leonidas creations
Do you know the Leonidas Sélection Belgian chocolates? No? Well, you should know that our Master Chocolatiers have surpassed themselves to bring you the best of their know-how. They certainly have: purely for you and your enjoyment! Every chocolate and nougatine in the Sélection range is a true masterpiece of contemporary taste, a feast for your eyes as much as your taste buds. Take a look behind the scenes of a Leonidas signature creation.
The history of Belgian chocolate and the know-how behind it
Belgium is famous for the inimitable taste of its chips, the singer Jacques Brel (although he prefers candies), and its Belgian chocolate, naturally! The kingdom is the historical birthplace of very many chocolate-makers. Leonidas is one of its most deserving representatives. The proof? This producer of Belgian chocolates is now the certified purveyor to the Belgian royal palace, no less! This recognition is down to the exceptional know-how of its Master Chocolatiers. Come on, we’ll tell you their story.
To get your kids back to school without any stress, trust Leonidas!
After a fine summer holiday period, whether in the countryside, the mountains or the beach, it is time to put the rucksack on again. It’s that time again, time to go back to school! Some children have been waiting impatiently for this moment. They are looking forward to seeing their friends again and meeting their new teacher. Others are a bit more hesitant, especially if this is their first day at school, or if they have moved house during the summer. Whatever their situation, follow the advice of Leonidas to prepare for this new return to school with a smile!