Belgium Chocolate Cups by Noble Chocolates

Life is like a box of chocolate …
~ Forest Gump

Ben bought me a box of Belgian chocolates from his trip to Atlanta — so sweet of him! I actually was looking forward to dark chocolates but this sure much better. I was surprised and needless to say, happy.

The packaging were beautiful and elegant. I guess part of the excitement of such chocolates is to carefully open the box layer by layer and reading the stuff on the box. They were so nice that I almost can’t bring myself to eat them, you know what I mean?

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The box has two trays of 12 chocolates each. They were quite original in that the soft-centered chocolates were in a chocolate cup. There were altogether five different flavours.

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The five flavour were from left to right, Mocha, Extra Praline, Pistachio, Caramel and White Praline.

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The chocolates were very rich and creamy. Very nice. I am going to savor this — piece by piece over the next few days.

Here is something I knew or just found out about chocolates:

Chocolates are made from fermented, roasted and ground beans taken from the pod of a tropical cocoa tree native to Central America. The name chocolates originated from central Mexico and the oldest residue was found in an Mayan pot dating back 2600 years ago.

Christopher Columbus was the first person who brought cocoa beans to Europe where over time, it became a luxury item. The first solid form of chocolate was invented in Turin, Italy.

Part of the pleasure of eating chocolate is ascribed to the fact that its melting point is slightly below human body temperature; it melts in the mouth. Chocolate intake has been linked with release of serotonin in the brain, which is thought to produce feelings of pleasure.

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  1. Rosa

    Mmmmm, those look so good, and yes, almost too pretty to eat–but I wouldn’t let that stop me! You are always so full of information!

  2. Joy

    I love chocolates! What do you think of the low-carb chocolates?

  3. Suanne

    Low-carb chocs? Never heard of them. It doesn’t sounds yummy to me! 🙂

  4. Lesley Decru

    As the manufacturer of these chocolates, we would like to thank you for these very positive comments.

    Always a pleasure to know the impression of a happy customer …

    Kind regards,

    Lesley Decru
    Noble Chocolates

    1. Tina

      Hi, I used to buy many boxes of these chocolates from Costco in California every year and sent them to friends in China. However, it looks like Costco no longer sells them. Can you tell me where to buy them. Thanks.

      1. Ben

        Hi Tina: I was in Costco Atlanta (Cumberland) just last week and I saw the Noble Chocolates there. It came in a different packaging but the unmistakable shape of the chocolates can’t be missed. Perhaps you should ask them for it the next time you’re in Costco? Ben

    2. Carol

      Hi Lesley! I live in Texas and I am trying to find the chocolate so I can use on my wedding but it looks like they are seasonal so I wonder if you can tell how to get them. I am getting married in May 2011. Can you please help me?

      Thanks

      1. Ben

        Hi Carol: I am not sure if Lesley will get your message (she did not leave an email on her reply) and definitely she will not be aware you had commented here. I suggest you contact them on their site: http://www.noble-chocolates.com/ … congrats on your wedding. Ben

  5. Irena

    Can someone tell me where can I get this wonderful chocolate? I ate it at my Belgian friends house (they have it shipped directly)- where in US can I get it?
    Irena

  6. Ben

    Hi Irena: I bought it at the Atlanta airport. Maybe if you google “Noble Chocolates” and ask them, they might be able to tell you where in the US stocks them.

  7. Cheryl

    I got these as a gift years ago and have been wanting to find them ever since but had no idea what they were. Finally, today I came across this page and now I know!! Thank you! (And, yes, they are that good that I’ve spent years wishing I could have more.)

  8. Tina

    Hi, Ben,

    Thank you so much!!! I found them in San Francisco Costo and brought several boxes. They are on the way to China and my family will enjoy it!

    thanks again, Tina

  9. Steffi

    Hey, I’m from Germany and I got 4 of this Pralines to christmas. They’re so good!!!!! Now I’m looking for a place to buy them, but there’s only one homepages i found yet. So I’ll have to buy them there right now =) Then I have to search for Twinkies, wich we never tasted before…you can’t get them here. But my boyfriend wants to taste them since 2 years!! =)

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