Godiva goes halal? Turkish-owned Belgian chocolatier stops producing praline with alcohol

Famous Belgian chocolate manufacturer Godiva has stopped producing liqueur pralines. The move was met with indignation, with some people saying the famous chocolate is now no longer Belgian.

Godiva, a manufacturer of premium fine chocolates, was founded in 1926 in Brussels. The Belgian chocolate industry, with its long-rooted traditions, is considered to be a symbol of the European country. The company was purchased by Turkish organization Yıldız Holding in 2007.

One of the most famous products of the company was praline with liqueur. However, Godiva has stopped the production of these confectioneries since April 2017, the company said earlier in September.

Godiva was crap anyway.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Overrated chocolate.

  • Waffle

    I always preferred Callebaut. Creme freche was my favourite. Whatever happened to them anyway?

    • terrence22

      They are still around – on their website you can find where to buy their stuff
      In Vancouver , BC, it is at The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E Hastings, British Columbia, Vancouver, V5L 1S3

  • Blacksmith

    “Godiva was crap anyway.”
    Overpriced crap even, I never bought any but was given a couple pieces at a party once.

  • canminuteman

    I don’t know whether it is good or crap because I rarely eat that sort of thing anyway. Knowing it is Owned by Turks, however makes it easier to make a decision. If I want chocolate in future I will get Laura Secord or Purdy’s, which as far as I know are both Canadian.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      Exactly. The Turks will replace the likely replace the liqueur with camel piss.

    • Minicapt

      Just stay away from Roger’s.


  • Alain

    I have always been a connoisseur of good chocolate, but I never even heard of Godiva before now which is telling. Should I run across it I shall know not to try it.

    • Clausewitz

      They have an outlet store at Square One in Mississauga. Have to confess that I quite liked the taste of their chocolate, but after this story, this goes into the same category as vacationing in Cuba. Just won’t do it.

  • Lo

    Get lost, Godiva !