The Brussels Chocolate Shop Tour, Stop #9: Laurent Gerbaud.


It was a long walk back from Stop #8, Zaabärand upon further investigation of the map, it appeared that there were many interesting tourist-y spots along the way to the next stop, so I decided to take advantage of this, and explore some of them, such as:

the museum area…

ring wraith?

ring wraith?

…the Place de Palais…

Koninklijk Paleis van Brussel.

Koninklijk Paleis van Brussel.

….and the Parc de Bruxelles.

within the park walls.

within the park walls…

...lived two little cherubs.

…lived two little cherubs.

As the exploratory fun came to a close, I found myself practically right at the entrance of:

Stop #9: Laurent Gerbaud.


I was in love as soon as I saw this sign on the window. There’s something to be said for good looks. I definitely wanted to know more…

Inside, the fun kept going, as I was greeted by this display:



This place was like my aesthetic heaven. It was colorful, fun, and upbeat; kinda like myself. Plus it was full of chocolate (also kinda like myself at this point). I browsed around, and finally settled on something I’d been seeing at many shops throughout my journey, but that I’d never seen back home – chocolate covered pieces of dried fruit. Being that I love both chocolate and dried fruit, I had to try it. Deciding on what type of fruit was the hard part. After much deliberation, I went with a fruit I don’t see in dried form too often at home – pears.

the perfect pearing.

the perfect pearing.

Well, I was by no means disappointed. The dark chocolate and pears were, as you may have guessed, the perfect pairing.

As I paid for my goods, I came face to face with this glaring declaration on the back wall:

fo' sho'.

fo’ sho’.

And by Jove, it was true. And, quite possibly may have never been truer. 🙂

Hang in there for the grand finale – the final stop on the tour: Stop #10, Frederic Blondeel: way over yonder in the minor key… 

One thought on “The Brussels Chocolate Shop Tour, Stop #9: Laurent Gerbaud.

  1. Pingback: The Brussels Chocolate Shop Tour, Stop #10 (The Final Frontier): Frederic Blondeel. | Small Indulgences

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