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First Review by clbdammit

Great Chocolate - Edit

The soy hot chocolate is really nice, albeit a bit too bitter for my taste.
The vegan chocolates are wonderful and an absolute must if you're in Brussels. After all, Belgian chocolate is world famous, so it's great to be able to have some vegan options.
The owner and staff are very friendly, it's just a bit confusing to understand if you have to order your drinks at the counter (which we ended up doing eventually) or if they come to your table.

Pros: Great chocolate, Friendly staff, Several vegan options

Cons: Slow service

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Great hot chocolate - Edit

We popped in for a soy milk hot chocolate, which was really thick and delicious! It came with a complementary chocolate from the counter, and the staff were really helpful in telling us which ones were dairy-free. I'd recommend it if you don't want to miss out on some good Belgian chocolate!

Pros: Lovely hot chocolate

Cons: Not much seating

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Still the best artisanal vegan chocolate and hot chocolate in Brussels - Edit

A huge selection of in-house made chocolate. Seat in the nice space in the shop&factory and have your soya milk hot chocolate

Pros: No added butter in the chocolate

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Choices of nuts and fruits covered in chocolate - Edit

It is all pure, but not very special in taste. I was a little disappointed. I had expected chocolates with special fillings or combination of fillings.

Pros: Pure

Cons: Expensive

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Ok - Edit

I wouldn't call it THE place to go for vegans. They have some dried fruits covered in dark chocolate. 100g cost 7 euros... It was good but I wouldn't buy it again. Maybe we are just spoiled as we've grown up with Swiss chocolate ;-)

Pros: Tasty

Cons: not much variety, too expensive

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Loved it!!!!!! So many to chose from and without fear! Now we dont have to feel left out from all the milk chocolate pralines and Belgian specialties anymore :) My favorite was the round balls with a chocolate hazelnut filling that reminded me of a crunchy nutella. I wish I could go back and buy even more. Went there 2 days in a row. Fantastic.

Pros: Great location! Close to train station a, Nice staff, Many many options :)

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Oh My Chocolatey God - Edit

Possibly my favourite place in Brussels so far. Indeed, 90% of the chocolate is vegan-safe (and you can see that on all the pre-wrapped stuff's labels). All other chocolate places seem to think you're allergic when you ask about dairy and will say none of their chocolate is suitable because of "possible traces". Laurent Gerbaud either have different manufacturing processes, or I didn't notice the "traces" disclaimers on the label (one more reason to go back tomorrow, so I could check!), and the impossibly friendly young woman working there today was entirely confident about dairy-free-ness.

I had the (soy milk) hot chocolate, which was out of this world good, and had a gorgeous thick texture. I asked how this is achieved, and was informed that they basically use a quarter chocolate to three quarter milk! The hot chocolate comes with an individual chocolate of your choice. I had the "coing" - also delicious and unusual.

I sat there for a while, a very relaxed place to be. Wish I'd tried it out earlier in my stay, I would have been there every day! They also have sorbets, most of which are vegan, and I intend to try at least one tomorrow before I head home! I have my eye on the Mango-coriander one...

Pros: Amazing chocolate, Amazing service, Lovely, central-enough place to sit

Cons: Could easily bankrupt oneself, Could easily overdose on chocolate, I can't take it home with me

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