I just posted an expanded review of MARY Chocolatier Confiseur in honor of the opening of its new factory/workshop in Etterbeek.
The first lady of Belgian chocolates is Madame Marie Delluc who founded MARY Chocolatier Confiseur in 1919. In those early days, chocolate was still associated with pharmacies for its medicinal qualities. Madame Delluc changed the status of chocolate and made her chocolates a luxury item. She opened her shop strategically between the Brussels Palace and the Laeken Palace on Rue Royale and decorated it with the trendy style of the day–Rococo and Louis XV. Soon MARY Chocolaterie became the shop of choice of the Belgian elite. [click to read the full review]