Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Godiva Chocolates

Godiva Chocolates • this painting is sold

Godiva was founded in 1926 in Brussels, Belgium by Joseph Draps. The chocolatier opened his first boutique in the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium. under it's present name, a name chosen in honor of the legend of Lady Godiva. The first Godiva shop outside Belgium was opened in Paris in 1958; in 1966, the company's products reached the United States, where it was sold at luxury department stores. In 1978, the first Godiva boutique in North America was opened on New York's Fifth Avenue.

Besides chocolates, Godiva also sells truffles, coffee, cocoa, biscuits, dipped fruits and sweets, "Chocolixir" beverages, wedding and party favors and other items arranged in gift baskets. Godiva's signature package is the Gold Ballotin (French for "small, elegant box of chocolates"). Godiva also produces seasonal and limited edition chocolates with special packaging for all major holidays. Godiva also has license agreements for the production of ice cream, cheesecake, coffee pods and liqueur that comes in several chocolate-related flavors.

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