Sunday, 21 August 2011

Neuhaus, the Belgian chocolate and inventor of the ballotin

Our last article described the Queens Gallery in Brussels. Here in this historical building, Mr. Neuhaus started his first ballotin shop in 1857. He was the first one to invent the chocolate praline. Belgium is very famous for its chocolate and pralines. Many people think that Neuhaus is German but we want to set this straight. This is Belgian heritage. We are proud to have visited his shop and to share the pictures with you. Can you imagine buying some choclate directly from the house who invented the praline in a shop that already exists for 154 years? No, the pictures below give you an impression. They also let you taste the pralines for free.

Ons laatste artikel beschreef de koninginnengalerij in Brussel. Hier in dit historisch gebouw, heeft Mr. Neuhaus in 1857 zijn eerste praline winkel geopend. Hij was de allereerste die de chocolade praline heeft uitgevonden. Dit kan dan ook de reden zijn waarom België zo beroemd is voor zijn chocolade en pralines. Vele mensen denken dat Neuhaus Duits is en wij willen dit rechtzetten. Dit is puur Belgisch erfgoed. Wij zijn trots dat we deze winkel hebben bezocht en de foto’s met u kunnen delen. Kan je het u voorstellen chocolade te kopen in de winkel waar de praline is uitgevonden en die al 154 jaar bestaat? Nee, de foto’s hieronder geven u een indruk. Men laat je er ook gratis pralines proeven..

Neuhaus Chocolate Pralines Brussels
Neuhaus Chocolate Pralines Brussels
Neuhaus Chocolate Pralines Brussels
Neuhaus Chocolate Pralines Brussels
Neuhaus Chocolate Pralines Brussels
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5 comments:

  1. Het water loopt me nu al uit de mond,
    Hmmm... heerlijk die echte belgische bonbonnen.

    Groet, Joop

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  2. Jean Neuhaus was Swiss, therefore Belgian Pralines are Swiss. Or are they French? Monsieur Prahline was French. OR don't believe in Wikipedia!!
    Please show us a picture of a Ballotin.
    Anyway, thanks for the samples. They tasted delicious! or is that deliciously??

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  3. It is not coming from Wikipedia but the info comes directly from Neuhaus information in the shop. They also publish it in all their chocolate boxes. I doubt that they are wrong.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  4. wow, so many chocolate, nice!

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  5. interesting! I did not know this...however, I still prefer the bit finer chocolate from chocolaterie marcoline...I find neuhaus sometimes just a lit bit too sweet;-)

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