A chocolate love story. Guylian, the world’s favorite Belgian chocolates, have long been a must-have for dessert lovers. Founders Guy Foubert and his wife Liliane, who together create “Guy-Lian”, have stayed true to their signature sea shell chocolates since 1958, using the finest blend of sustainable produced West African cocoa beans and 100% pure cocoa butter.

Ranking among the top ten best boxed chocolate brands anywhere in the world, Guylian sells their products in over 120 countries, including across the United States, Europe, and Australia. The company has won many awards; adding taste, corporate responsibility, design, best new innovation, and product of the year to the lengthy list of accomplishments.

The chocolatiers have a wide variety of flavors in their arsenal including Original Praliné, Milk Truffle, Caramel, Latte Macchiato, Dark Praliné, White Chocolate, and Crunchy Biscuit.

They come in variety packs, as well as individually wrapped. There is even a 255 piece “Guylian’s Temptations” box for the seriously obsessed.

I strongly recommend sampling the Hazelnut Praliné Filling. It’s exquisitely made with layers of different chocolates, molded and filled with a rich and “melt in your mouth” flavor. Produced from fresh Mediterranean hazelnuts, and gently roasted in small-batch copper kettles to perfect caramelization, it’s the epitome of delectable.

If rich and creamy is a bit too heavy for your liking, there are also sugar free and dairy free options. The sugar free chocolate bar tastes just as sinful, without the calorie count.

The ocean-inspired designs of the chocolates tell a heartfelt story about giving back. Guylian has partnered with Project Seahorse, a marine conservation organization, for almost 20 years. In total, Guylian has provided $1.5 million in support for its programs. Aside from the company’s financial contribution, the unique designs raise awareness to buyers about the importance of ocean conservation. It takes a village!

Guylian products are available in stores and online at guylian.com.