Press release: Belgian food and drinks are big in Japan
Japan is the third biggest overseas export destination for the Belgian food industry. Over thirty food companies will be joining HRH Princess Astrid on the trade mission to Japan from 4 through 9 December to bolster their existing business relations and explore new opportunities.
From the United States to Japan: have you heard about the latest food trends?
Last year, our Belgian food companies exported no less than 30 billion euros in food and drink. Good reason to take a look at the world at large and to play to our strengths through our promotional brand “food.be”.
Chocolatier Vandenbulcke took gold at ISM Cologne, one of the world's largest confectionery trade fairs. The West-Flanders family business received the ‘New Product Showcase Award’ for its new praline ‘Cabosse’. The filling of the praline consists of the white pulp surrounding cocoa beans.
Our Belgian chocolate is becoming more sustainable
Choprabisco, the association of the Belgian chocolate sector, and more than 60 other organisations joined the Beyond Chocolate initiative to make the Belgian chocolate sector more sustainable. Let’s take a look at the progress with Guy Gallet, Secretary General of Choprabisco.
Belcolade is proud to introduce its latest innovation: a plant-based chocolate that tastes like milk chocolate and is free from dairy and nuts. The 'Belcolade Selection M. Plant-Based Cacao-Trace' is produced in the Belcolade factory in Erembodegem.
The world-famous Mystic Lamb masterpiece, painted by Belgian Jan Van Eyck in 1432, has been restored and can now be admired again in the Saint Bavo’s Cathedral. The Belgian chocolatier Van Hoorebeke took the challenge and made an edible replica, on the occasion of the restoration.