- Approx 28 Pieces – Net weight 1 lb
- In Leonidas’ signature gift wrap
- Assorted fillings in ivory, milk and dark chocolate coverings
- Our most popular assortment
- Ideal for gifts, or simply to indulge!
I’d like to give it 5 stars, but…
Chocolates might be great; shipping was less so; customer service is great
UPDATE: Received an e-mail, which read (in part) as follows: First, my apologies for not answering you earlier… I didn’t notice there was a melting issue with your order till late last week while addressing a small more recent delivery problem. Anyway, as you have noticed with your order, melting can and does happen in transit, but luckily only with an insignificant number of our packages as we only experience about two dozen or three dozen a year out of well over 15,000 packages. Insignificant when view in percentage terms, but still most infuriating when this happens.
The e-mail went on to note that they are replacing my order. I am stunned–I have had a melting issue before with a different chocolate company (remember, I live in Atlanta, Georgia, where summer temperatures are a bear), and I received nothing in the way of satisfaction. I figured it would be the same and didn’t even bother to directly contact the company (a mistake on my part). I am *very* pleased with this level of service.
Will never buy again.
When he moved back to Belgium he not only married his true love, he created chocolates the world now adores. When you taste these chocolates, your taste buds will also finally know true chocolate happiness. Whether you try one of these with a cup of coffee or tea or enjoy one as a daily indulgence, these will impress.
The “I Love You” chocolate with dreamy lemon filling embodies this sentiment. Each chocolate has a unique design and the I Love You chocolate has two hearts, ribbons and a seal. After you sample the variety of chocolates, specific flavors will stand out as favorites.
Here are my favorite creamy fillings (ganache and butter cream) which come in dark, white and milk chocolate depending on the selection:
Antoinette – A smooth Brandy flavored ganache
Lingoit Lait – Absolutely delicious vanilla flavored fresh butter cream filling. Time definitely stopped while tasting this chocolate.
Irrésistible – Dark chocolate and Strawberry sauce.
For ever – If you love coffee this may be one of the most delicious milk or dark chocolate chocolates ever made as it is filled with a special coffee cream that has hints of caramel. I ordered an entire box of these and they come in a variety of flavors. The milk chocolate and cherry filling is like Claude Debussy’s Rêverie. It is difficult to describe besides saying it is like a delicate cherry icing wrapped in milk chocolate.
Merveilleux – Milk or dark chocolate filled with coffee ganache.
Europe – Dark or milk chocolate filled with rum filling.
Ganache – Milk or dark chocolate with pure ganache.
Tosca – Milk chocolate with a special ganache.
Poésie – Dark chocolate and a Cointreau filling.
Antoinette – Delicate caramel hints in the milk chocolate coating mingle nicely with the vanilla filling.
Eve – Milk or dark chocolate with a creamy dreamy banana filling.
Alexandre le grand – A milk or dark chocolate with caramel cream.
If you wish to also try the Napolitains, I’d suggest the 1 pound sampler Ballotin with six varieties. You may also want to look for the new Palet d’Or. A deeply delicious and strong bitter chocolate filled with ganache. The center is made with butter, cream and chocolate and the outer coating is a masterpiece with gold decorations.
Leonidas now has over 1700 stores and sales locations worldwide and they offer over 80 varieties of fresh chocolates. The chocolates are air freighted weekly from Brussels so you will always find the quality to be superior.
My chocolates arrived fast and were as fresh as if I had purchased them in Belgium. They were carefully packaged in the famous gold boxes with signature/seasonal wrapping and a ribbon. The boxes were then placed in protective Styrofoam containers to protect the chocolates during shipping. The expedited shipping is recommended from May to early September.
~The Rebecca Review
A GOOD VALUE
Creme de Creme
Heironymus de Medina (aka Jerome)
EXCELLENT TASTE & QUALITY
In Belgium they cost only 16.50 Euros a Kilo (approx 2.2 lbs)= USD 22.00.
Transport is expensive because they travel cooled…
The worlds best!!!!
You Won’t Be Disappointed
Good but not THAT good
If one includes shipping, these chocolates costs around $1.50 per piece. That is not the highest chocolate price but still a premium price.
As others have noted, the packaging is very well done. The box itself is wrapped in a stryofoam box. The ribbons add a nice touch to the presentation.
The taste of these chocolates, however, is merely good. As a comparison, I think the Dove chocolates one can get at a grocery store is about 80% as good at about 1/5 the price.
I think Godiva chocolates are about as good.
But no one gets credit and thanks for sending Godiva (non-box kind) or Dove chocolates for Christmas and they certainly don’t come in a nice box with a ribbon and a Belgian chocolate brand.
I have tasted better chocolates.
If you want the most premium tasting chocolates possible, then these will somewhat disappoint. Nonetheless, no one will dislike these chocolates especially when given as a Christmas present.
There is none better.
Leonidas Belgian Chocolates: 1 lb General Assortment
Other than that, great product. Beautiful packaging and great taste. I would recommend these for sure but be aware of the shipping time and expect them faster than 3-5 business days.
The packaging was beautiful and for the price i feel that the chocolates are of a very high quality. i would recommend this product esp as a gift for your GF.
Simply The Best
We found a Leonidas’ Shop during a visit to Brussels, Belgium earlier this year and brought home 4 of the “kilo” Assortment Ballotins. I was ready to call directly to Brussels to place an order for more, but found them in New York City, so………no need to search further.
The quality is outstanding and as other have already stated, far superior to other brands and MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE.
The shipment arrives overnight and each ballotin is protected in it’s own styrofoam case.
Try an assortment (the dark is unbelievably decadent) and you will not be disappointed!
Great for a dinner party!!!
Absolutely incredible. Chocolate this good is rare in the US. They also make an excellent gift- I wish people would give me Leonidas.
Great Belgian Chocolates
Without comparing them to Godiva, these are simply some of the best chocolates on the market. You won’t be disappointed.