Many famous chocolatiers are renowned for their master skills yet only a handful can be recognized and remember as well for their master pieces.
In May 1982, Rene Goossens proudly presented his creation the ‘Antwerp hands’. These chocolates with almond paste and Elixir d’Anvers made the cover of every newspaper and became the best known Antwerp chocolates. Original idea from the old legend of Antwerp, the chocolate artisan has made his Antwerp hands into a ‘symbol of friendship and hospitality’.
Antwerp is the capital of diamonds in the world. The ‘Brilliant’ candied diamond, is probably the most complex creation by Chocolatier Goossens. It has a sweet crispy outer layer and a bittersweet champagne truffle filling on the inside. However, what makes this chocolate so wonderful are the sugar crystals that twinkle like a real brilliant under the halogen light. This effect is only possible after an extremely delicate and time-consuming procedure, unique in the world.

The series of sparking hearts with facets like a cut diamond has three thin ultra crispy layers of chocolate enveloping a soft core with a surprising combination of flavours: simply sensational!
This European star was created when Belgium first became a member of the European Union. This patented shape has a light truffle filling, flavoured with ground walnuts.
This chocolate in the shape of a painter’s pallet was created in Rubens’ memorial year 1977. It consists of a praline made of walnuts, enrobed with a ‘single origin’ Java milk chocolate and topped with an elegant ‘R’ dark chocolate. All made by hand, of course.