I think by now those of you here that have been around awhile have noticed I review a lot of Chocolates! My name is Joan and I am a Chocoholic! I think if they had addiction meetings for Chocolate I would have to attend.
I have learned that there are health benefits to chocolate, especially Dark Chocolate and I have learned to like Dark Chocolate and now almost prefer it over Milk Chocolate. Dark Chocolate contains anti-oxidents that help slow down the aging process. Dark Chocolate can also help reduce blood pressure, is good for your heart, and also helps lower your LDL (Bad Cholesterol). Chocolate also increases endorphins, pleasure stimulating hormones *wink, contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant, and just plain tastes good!!!
I have to share with you that Guylian sent me all pictured above and more. They sent all size boxes, from 2 to 6, to a full 24 box. I started with the milk chocolate ones. I must mention here that these chocolates are all shaped as different shells, and even though they have the same ingredients, to me each shape carried a different taste experience. When you place this delightful chocolate in your mouth and let it melt, each seashell melted differently, adding the inside chocolate truffle filling, made with chocolate and hazelnut,melt ever so slowly in your mouth, making the chocolate experience a wonderful taste experience, one you wont forget and one that will entice you to come back for more and more!
I will have to say that I fell in love with the extra dark chocolate Guylian and hoarded it at home so no one else would eat it LOL. It was so decadent and a real pleasurable experience to enjoy!
Guylian also sent me several chocolate bars, that were sugar free, which was awesome for my diabetic husband. I had a taste of the milk chocolate sugar free and it was so good I cannot believe it was sugar free, and I really liked it, and so did hubby. He sat and ate the whole bar and the next day a dark bar! Instead of sugar they used Maltitol to sweeten the bars, making these safe for diabetics.
When exploring the site, it is interesting to read their recommendations for pairings with their chocolate. It is a whole new taste experience when enjoyed with different beverages from wine, beer, coffee, and tea! Check it out and find your favorite.
And last, but not least, I would be amiss if I did not share that Guylian is very active in Project Seahorse, helping to advance Marine Conservation by saving Seahorses, as saving Seahorses, saves the waters and marine life around them! To read more check out the link, as it is quite interesting to read!
I would like to thank Guylian Chocolates for sending me so much chocolate to try out and review. I am a new fan! I also appreciate that Guylian has graciously offered their Chocolates for giveaway! Thank you and one of you is in for a real treat!