Belgian Delights – Pralines
Belgian Delights is a business inspired by a passion sustained through three generations to create exquisite handmade Belgian style couverture chocolates to be shared and enjoyed. The Verstreken family’s enthusiasm for chocolate initially began in Belgium with Pierre Verstreken a baker chocolatier and patissier. Pierre taught his son Robert the skills that would enable him to continue with the family heritage to create the finest quality chocolates and baked goods. Following in his father’s footsteps Robert used his expertise to open a bakery patisserie and chocolaterie with his wife Monique in Hoevenen near Antwerp in 1971.
In 1996 the family started conching (making) their own premium Belgian style couverture chocolate using traditional equipment sourced from Europe and superior quality cacao beans as well as other premium ingredients. Based in Molendinar (Qld) their chocolate business continues to grow staying true to the Verstreken family’s traditional chocolate making heritage.