The Swiss chocolate has usually a smoother texture and would rather avoid using artificial emulsifiers.
Swiss tend to produce milk chocolate, and in general they contain more sugar and less cocoa than Belgian chocolates, which are often dark.
Belgian chocolatiers have a competitive advantage when it comes to pralines.
How is Belgian chocolate different?
Belgian milk chocolate for example has a classic milk flavor and not so much fruitiness or sourness you might find in other milk chocolate varieties. Belgian dark chocolate will have a classic fudge like earthy flavor and no sourness, fruitiness or lingering floral flavors usually.
What is the best Belgian chocolate brand?
Top chocolate brands
- Belvas. Belvas makes 100% organic and Fairtrade truffles and pralines.
- Corné Port Royal.
- Côte d’Or.
- Jean Galler.
Why are the Swiss so good at making chocolate?
The cows produce a more dense less aerated milk due to the fact they are at altitude and the milk they produce is officially known as Alpine milk. These two main ingredients are a big part of the reason why Swiss chocolate is so famous.
Why is Belgium so famous for chocolate?
The country’s love of chocolate goes back to the 19th Century, when cocoa was shipped home from Congo, which had become its new African colony. The Belgian chocolate industry became world famous following the invention of the praline, a chocolate shell with a soft centre. Switzerland’s signature chocolate is milk.