Everyone knows that Belgium is famous for its chocolate. But did you know that the praline was invented by Jean Neuhaus, grandchild of the founder of Neuhaus. There is no place in the world where one can find such a diversity of this chocolate candy.
Jean Neuhaus was a Swiss apothecary’s son who started a bakery in the Brussels Queen Galley. For years his family made candy for medical purposes. In 1912 he made the first filled chocolate bonbon which he named praline.
But what is a praline made of? A praline is a chocolate bonbon encased in a layer of chocolate that contains various fillings. Often used are fillings of nuts, nougat, marzipan, liqueur or dried fruits.