Joost Arijs – Assorted Chocolates

The weekend. The ideal time to wonder around the city and visit the wonderful artisan stores that can be found out there. One of my favorite stores in Ghent, my home town is run by Joost Arijs. Joost is an inspired pastry chef who made his name in the Belgian gastronomy world, reaching the position…

Yuzu by Nicolas Vanaise – Assorted Chocolates

Anyone who stumbles on my site or follows me, will know I tend to focus on single origin chocolate created by bean-to-bar producers. However, chocolate is so much more. Filled chocolates form a entire world on their own. They are produced by an abundant amount of chocolatiers, trying to capture the attention of the public….

Review: Geert Vercruysse Chocolates (*****)

My faith in Belgian chocolate has been restored. And how… Quiet a while ago, I realised I’ve been told a big lie all my life. Belgian bulk chocolate may be better than average when compared to other foreign bulk producers, but it is meaningless when compared to the kind of product so many great artisan…