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Brand:

What is Guylian? Where is Guylian chocolate from?
Guylian is a Belgian chocolate company based in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Guylian is famous for their chocolate seashells and chocolate seahorses which are artisanal chocolate truffles made from white, milk, and dark chocolate with a chocolate truffle filling.

How long has Guylian been making chocolates?
Guy Foubert was a passionate Belgian Chocolatier making handmade chocolate truffles in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, in the 1950s. In 1958, Guy and Liliane first crafted the finest authentic Belgian chocolate truffles, selling them to chocolate lovers in Belgium. Today, Guylian is sold in more than 100 countries across the world.

How do you pronounce Guylian?
Guylian is the romantic combination of Belgian company founders Guy and Liliane who joined their names, both in marriage and in our company name. It is pronounced GEE (with a hard “G” as in “Go”) LEE ANN.

How should I taste Guylian chocolate?
Guylian chocolate is the ultimate chocolate experience. Guylian chocolates should be slowly savoured using all of your senses. Visit “How to Savour”.

Why do some of the Guylian chocolates have a marbled look to them?
Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates are carefully marbled to combine the distinctively unique flavors and textures of the finest Belgian white chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate. Chocolate marbling creates an indulgent, sensorial experience that delights any chocolate lover.

What is Project Seahorse?
Project Seahorse is an international organization committed to the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s coastal marine ecosystems using seahorses as the flagship species for their conservation projects. Saving seahorses means saving the seas. Guylian has been the major sustaining sponsor of Project Seahorse since 1999 donating more than $1.5 million. Learn more at www.guylian.com and www.projectseahorse.org.

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Where is Guylian chocolate produced?
Guylian chocolate is crafted and produced from 100% pure Belgian chocolate in Belgium, home of the world's best chocolate. Guylian Belgian Chocolates are always imported to the USA so that we can guarantee you have the ultimate chocolate experience. We achieve this by sourcing the highest quality ingredients, using Belgian chocolate making traditions and chocolate expertise, and staying true to our founder's signature chocolate truffle recipe.

There is a stamped on the Guylian truffles, what does it mean?
Each Guylian Belgian chocolate has the artist's signature. This is our quality guarantee that you will enjoy a superior chocolate experience.

What are Guylian chocolate seashells and chocolate seahorses? Why are Guylian chocolate truffles in the shape of seashells?
Guy Foubert, founder of Guylian, had the vision to create his artisanal chocolates in the shapes of seashells and seahorses. The beautiful shapes and colours of these sculpted chocolates give the chocolate connoisseur a delightful escape reminiscent of luxurious beach vacation. The sculpted Guylian seashells, chocolate marbling, and our founder’s signature chocolate truffle recipe deliver the ultimate chocolate experience.

What is the creamy center inside the Guylian chocolate seashells and chocolate seahorses?
Guylian seashells and seahorses are filled with our signature chocolate truffle, a decadent and luxuriously creamy chocolate truffle center made by slow-roasting fresh Mediterranean hazelnuts in small-batch copper kettles, then finely blending them with silky Belgian milk chocolate.

What is a Guylian chocolate truffle?
Guylian makes Belgian chocolate truffles in the artistic shape of seashells. Guylian starts with a luxurious seashell marbled with 100% pure, silky smooth milk, dark and white Belgian chocolate. Each irresistible seashell chocolate is filled with our signature recipe, a decadent and luxuriously creamy chocolate made by slow-roasting fresh Mediterranean hazelnuts in small-batch copper kettles, then finely blending them with silky Belgian milk chocolate.

How does Guylian Belgian chocolate compare to other brands' chocolate?
Guylian provides you with the ultimate chocolate experience. Our artisanal chocolate is a unique recipe using Belgian white, milk, and dark chocolates made only by Guylian’s Belgian Master Chocolatiers in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. It is the Belgian meticulous attention to detail and old world traditions that creates our superior gourmet chocolate, where we:

  • Use only the finest, select ingredients
  • Use 100% pure cocoa butter with a melt-point that allows the chocolate to melt perfectly in your mouth
  • Process our chocolate to a maximum fineness resulting in a heavenly creamy texture
  • Deliver a well-balanced set of flavours, gradually developing and then enduring for a full sensory experience
  • Adherence to true old world artisanal craftsmanship and time-honored Belgian chocolate-making techniques

Does Guylian offer wedding favors and event favors?
Guylian is currently unable to customize packages for special events. If you are interested in purchasing our products, please “Contact Us”.

Why do some chocolates have a white or grey look?
Chocolate, especially premium chocolate like Guylian Belgian Chocolate, is a sensitive product. It is highly susceptible to changes in temperature. Most commonly, the white or grey look is a “bloomed” chocolate. Chocolate bloom occurs when it has experienced wide changes in temperature. Although it may look unpleasant, bloomed chocolate is not harmful to eat.

Sales:

I would like to sell Guylian products at my store or business. How can I find out more information?
If you are interested in purchasing Guylian products for your business, please “contact us”.

Where can I purchase or buy Guylian Belgian Chocolate?
Guylian Belgian Chocolate can be found in specialty stores, fine merchants, grocery stores, department stores, and travel duty-free stores. For locations specific to your state, visit the “Find Guylian” section of the website.

Why don't all stores carry Guylian products?
Guylian tries to influence our customers to carry our Belgian chocolates. Ultimately each store has control of what gets put on their shelves. You can always ask your store manager for Guylian to see if they can get it in stock. If not, please visit “Where to Buy” to find another store in your area that might carry the Guylian product you want.

Can I buy Guylian Belgian Chocolates online or through the web?
Guylian is not geared to sell its products online or through the web. However, there are various website companies who specialize in shipping confectionery products, including Guylian imported Belgian chocolates, directly to the consumer. As these companies are not in any way affiliated with, or under the control of, Guylian USA Inc., Guylian cannot be responsible for the quality of their services. Although we are not recommending or endorsing any of these website companies, for informational purposes only, the following, among others, are known to sell Guylian products directly to consumers via the internet: www.Amazon.com, www.candy.com, www.chocolat.com, www.chocolatesimports.com and www.ohnuts.com.

Ingredients, Allergies, Dietary Restrictions & Certifications:

What does the percentage of cacao content mean?
Cacao content refers to the cocoa based ingredients in the chocolate, which is everything derived from the cocoa bean, including chocolate liquor and cocoa butter. For example, our Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles have an outer shell made of 74% cocoa.

What is cocoa butter and why is it important?
Cocoa butter is a natural component present in cocoa beans. It is obtained by pressing cocoa beans into chocolate liquor and cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is not a dairy product. Cocoa butter is the critical ingredient that makes chocolate so desirable as it delivers the luxuriously creamy mouthfeel for which the best premium chocolate is known. Guylian uses 100% pure cocoa butter and does not allow cocoa butter to be replaced by cheaper vegetable fats; as vegetable fats don’t deliver the same taste experience and mouth feel consumers expect from premium chocolates.

Is Guylian chocolate fair trade?
Guylian chocolate starts with an exceptional blend of the finest West African cocoa beans. Only cocoa beans that meet Guylian’s highest quality standards and that are produced and sourced in a sustainable way are selected and then blended to create our superior Belgian chocolate.

Does Guylian chocolate contain dairy products?
All Guylian products may contain dairy or milk products. Any person with a dairy allergy should NOT consume ANY of our products.

Do Guylian chocolates contain milk?
Guylian uses milk powder in most of our chocolates. Our manufacturing facility process milk, dark, and white chocolate products.

Does Guylian chocolate contain nuts?
All Guylian products, including our chocolate bars, may contain tree nuts. Any person with a nut allergy should NOT consume ANY of our products.

Is there gluten or barley malt in Guylian chocolate?
We cannot guarantee that Guylian chocolates are gluten free. The following Guylian products contain traces of gluten:

  • Chocolate truffle seashells and extra dark seashells
  • Guylian's Temptations, Individually wrapped chocolate truffle seahorses
  • Guylian's Temptations, Individually wrapped milk chocolate truffle seahorses
  • Guylian's Temptations, Individually wrapped extra dark chocolate truffle seahorses
  • La Trufflina
  • Opus
  • Solitaire
  • No Sugar Added chocolate bars

What is Soy Lecithin? Do Guylian products contain Soy Lecithin?
Soy Lecithin is a natural emulsifier derived from soybeans, which is added to chocolate to help maintain an emulsion between the cocoa butter and sugar. No Guylian product is 100% guaranteed soy allergen safe. The product may contain minute traces of soy because they do run on the same lines as products which do have this ingredient.

Are Guylian chocolates kosher?
Most Guylian chocolates are Kosher certified, status Diary, including:

  • Seashells and seahorses, our chocolate truffle seashells and our Extra Dark chocolate truffle seashells
  • Guylian's Temptations, Individually wrapped chocolate truffle seahorses
  • Guylian's Temptations, Individually wrapped milk chocolate truffle seahorses
  • Guylian's Temptations, Individually wrapped extra dark chocolate truffle seahorses
  • La Trufflina
  • Opus
  • No Sugar Added chocolate bars
  • I Love You Praline Hearts

Are all ingredients in Guylian chocolates non-GMO?
We guarantee that all used raw materials are non- GMO. Our suppliers confirm that each consignment of soya lecithin is from a non-GMO origin.

Are Guylian chocolates suitable for vegetarians?
All Guylian chocolates are suitable for vegetarians and do not contain any of the following:

  • Animal flesh (meat, fowl, fish or shellfish)
  • Meat or bone stocks
  • Animal fats (including marine oils)
  • Gelatin
  • Aspic
  • Ingredients derived from slaughterhouse by-products
  • Royal Jelly
  • Cheeses made with animal rennet
  • Meat, chicken or fish extracts
  • Whey
  • Animal derived additives e.g. E542, E631, E635, Vit D3
  • Cochineal, carmine, carminic acid
  • Glycerin
  • Egg and egg products

Are Guylian chocolates suitable for vegans?
None of Guylian’s products are suitable for vegans, because our chocolates contain milk powder or they may contain traces of milk powder.

Storage:

What is the shelf life or freshness code for Guylian?
Each of our products has a clearly stated "best before" date stamped on each product.

How should I store Guylian chocolate?
Guylian Belgian Chocolate is a highly sensitive product that is susceptible to changes in temperature. You should store Guylian wrapped tightly in a cool, dry place with a temperature ranging from 60-75°F.

Can Guylian chocolate be refrigerated or frozen?
We do not recommend you refrigerate Guylian chocolates as the cold temperatures can damage our meticulously crafted Belgian chocolate.