Belgian Chocolate Makers
First of all, is this true? Are there only 2 companies in Belgium that make chocolate from the bean?
Secondly, can anyone point me to where this is written so that I can reference it?
I just can't find the source, either a blog or a website, where I first read this, and it's bugging me.
I'd appreciate your help.
updated by @chocofiles: 04/10/15 02:56:49PM
clay - http://www.thechocolatelife.com/clay/
For your information:
Belcolade doesn't produce from the bean but from the mass
Callebaut is a belgo-swiss company...and produces massive volumes of industrial quality chocolate
Benot Nihant Chocolatier was founded 5 years ago and produces since last year single plantation chocolate from bean to bar. www.benoitnihant.be
Callebaut is definitely a Swiss company. In fact, if one were to split hairs, they should be called a Canadian company moreso than a Belgian company. Callebaut's factory in St. Hiyacinthe here in Canada produces 1.6 BILLION lbs of chocolate a year - far, farmore chocolatethan the Belgian factory.