Belgium is known throughout the world for its delicious chocolates. Leonidas is a Belgian chocolate company that produces chocolate and other related products. The company was started in 1913 by Greek-American confectioner Leonidas Kestekides in Brussels. The logo used on Leonidas chocolates shows an effigy of the Greek warrior Leonidas, King of Sparta.
Leonidas Chocolate is known for its pralines, which are chocolate bonbons with a hard shell and soft filling. Tough it also sells other sweets, including over 100 varieties of authentic Belgian chocolate. As per Belgian tradition, Leonidas uses high-quality fresh ingredients, like 100% pure cocoa butter for coatings, and all-natural butter and cream. The company also incorporates other fine ingredients from across the world, such as Turkish hazelnuts and Italian almonds. Leonidas is known as a specialty brand, drawing in many celebrities who are craving chocolate, although the company works hard to make its Belgian chocolates reachable to the middle class. All Leonidas products are made in a plant near Brussels and then are delivered to stores across the world. Leonidas is one of the biggest chocolate companies worldwide, it has more than 350 shops in Belgium and nearly 1400 stores spread over 50 countries. The secret of their global success is a careful balance of high-quality chocolate and affordable prices, and thanks to it being a family business.
Tasting or bringing home a box of pralines is an experience that can’t be missed when visiting Belgium. The most popular Leonidas store is located in the Keyserlei, near the Antwerp Central Station and just across our Riginov Boutique. Visit us and get yourself spoiled with a free Leonidas chocolate bag. In the Grand Place, you will also find the Leonidas Chocolates Café, the ideal location for a cozy chocolate moment during a busy sightseeing trip in Antwerp.
For additional information please visit: www.leonidas.com