Belgian chocolate is one of the most popular types of chocolate we sell and is famous world-wide for its delicious, creamy taste. Nothing beats the taste and quality of Belgian chocolate and that’s why the centres of all our chocolate Christmas trees are made from 100% Belgian chocolate! But how did this sweet treat become so popular over the centuries and make its way to the UK?
A Brief History of Belgian Chocolate
Chocolate was first made in South America. During this period, chocolate was considered a huge sign of luxury and was not commonly available. Instead it was only for the nobility to make hot chocolate so they could impress their visitors. In the 1600s, Belgium began producing chocolate and over time it became widely available. King Leopold the Third developed Belgium into the number one trader in chocolate worldwide. Today, there are over 2,000 chocolatiers in Belgium and their chocolate is world-renowned and plays an integral role in the Belgium economy.
Belgium’s Biggest Chocolate Competitor
The major of Zurich, Henri Escher, was served a cup of hot chocolate when he visited the Grand Palace of Brussels in 1697. He loved the drink immediately and ended up taking the recipe back home with home, introducing his country to chocolate for the first time. Since then, Switzerland has been considered Belgium’s biggest competitor in the chocolate industry.
What is Belgian Chocolate Made of?
To understand what it is that makes Belgian chocolates so famous and delicious, you need to know how they are made! The secret to the deliciousness of Belgian chocolate lies within the ingredients and the production process. So, Belgium works hard to use quality cocoa as they oversea how their cocoa beans are planted, roasted, and the quality of the beans being used.
Traditional Chocolatier Manufacturing is Preferred
There are several unspoken rules in the chocolate industry and one of these is that traditional manufacturing is definitely best. There are numerous independent chocolatiers throughout Belgium who work hard at hand-crafting irresistible chocolate treats.
Here at Sweet Tree by Browns, we work hard to handcraft every single one of our chocolate treats, just like traditional chocolatiers in Belgium. We believe this helps us provide beautiful and high-quality chocolate treats with a personal touch because we put time and effort into every chocolate treat we make! Below are the chocolate Christmas trees we make that add a touch of sweetness to this festive season:
Malteser and Smarties Christmas Tree
This chocolate Christmas tree is perfect for anyone who loves Smarties and Maltesers. With a delicious chocolate centre and a tree covered in Smarties and Maltesers, the whole tree is edible and is even topped with a beautiful chocolate star! You can order our Malteser and Smarties Christmas tree for just £35.00 and sweeten up your Christmas celebrations.
The Edible Malteser Christmas Tree with Green Drizzle
For something a little more traditional, try our edible chocolate tree with green drizzle. This delicious chocolate treat is covered in Maltesers and chocolate beans and then finished with a gorgeous green Belgian chocolate drizzle. This tree is handmade, just like all of our products, and has a fully edible centre so that you can enjoy every last bite.
If you would like to give this milk chocolate tree as a gift this Christmas, make it personal with a hand scripted message on the glass vase. You can purchase this chocolate Christmas tree for just £35.00 this festive season!
Edible Christmas Malteser Tree with Red Drizzle
Similar to the chocolate tree mentioned above, our edible chocolate Malteser tree is covered in a deliciously festive red drizzle and is finished with a chocolate star. Again, the entire tree is fully edible and can even be personalised to someone you love with a hand scripted message on the glass vase. What’s more, you can purchase this chocolate tree in a larger size, making it a great gift for sharing!
Malteser Christmas Tree with White Drizzle
This gorgeous chocolate Christmas tree is only £35.00 and will add some sweetness to your festive celebrations. This Belgian chocolate Christmas tree is decorated with Maltesers and then drizzled with white Belgian chocolate drizzle, made to look like snow. To complete the look, our Malteser Christmas tree is topped with a white chocolate speckled star.
Like many of the chocolate Christmas trees mentioned above, you can request a hand scripted message on the glass vase. It is possible to write choose a phrase form our ideas or add your own. Personalising your chocolate tree is a great gift for a loved one to make their Christmas celebrations extra special.
A Christmas Lindor Tower
Let’s face it, Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a selection of delicious Lindor chocolates. Definitely one of our favourites, our Christmas Lindor tower is covered in Lindor chocolates and decorated with edible pieces of holly. What’s more, the base of this chocolate Christmas tree can have a personalised chocolate message added to it for that personal touch.
Purchase Your Chocolate Christmas Tree Today
Sweeten up your Christmas this year with a choice of our chocolate Christmas trees. With so many options to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice. Whether you’re purchasing a chocolate Christmas tree for yourself or a loved one, our chocolate products are the perfect chocolate gift.
Please note: the Christmas season is one of our busiest times and although we try to stick to timely delivery dates, it is best to get your order in as early as possible!