Brussels Airport sells more chocolates than anywhere else in the world

With a staggering 800 tons sold a year, Brussels Airport is the number one selling point of chocolate around the world. That works out at around 2 tons of chocolate per day, or a mouth-watering average of 1.5kg of chocolate sold every minute. 

Forgotten to buy chocolates during your stay, or looking for that last minute present? Then head to either the Belgian Chocolate House or the Chocolate Kiosk (both situated in the cluster of shops within the airport itself).

There you will find plenty of chocolates to treat yourself to, made by the best brands Belgium has to offer: Neuhaus, Godiva and Guylian to name a few. The Belgian Chocolate House also sells an assortment of non-chocolate products by other Belgian brands including Galler, Dandoy and Destrooper. Be careful though, with so many delicious items to buy, you might want to keep an eye on the weight of your luggage and make sure you don’t go over baggage allowance.

If you can’t wait until the end of your stay to buy chocolate at the airport, then Bruges is the place to go to. Belgium’s official chocolate city boasts more than 50 chocolatiers, shops, and even a museum dedicated to everything cacao related. The Chocolate House and the Chocolate Line are well worth a visit if you are looking to indulge your sweet tooth. Allow yourself enough time, it will be hard to make up your mind on which of the delicious treats to buy, you will want to take them all home with you.

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