Leonidas, Belgian Since 1913

Discover the great history at the origins of the famous Leonidas chocolates. From Greece to Belgium, via the United States, the main theme has always been passion, perseverance and ingenuity. These efforts and a talent that have been substantially rewarded, since the Leonidas firm is now renowned around the world.

The history of Leonidas: a real
chocolate revolution

For more than a century, giving has been making people happy.

Over 100 years ago, Leonidas Kestekides first started working on our praline as we know it today. For four generations the Kestekides family made its mark on Leonidas, making this brand a real family business. What started out life as a single shop with a sliding sash window, where pralines were displayed on the window sill, has evolved into an international brand experience with more than 1300 shops. Now, everyone enjoys the delicious Leonidas creations. Read all about this chocolate revolution here.

Our know-how

Our Maîtres Chocolatiers share a single passion: chocolate. Every day they come to work to create the wonderful flavours of tomorrow.

You can taste their know-how, creativity and quality in every Leonidas chocolate.

Daniel Stallaert, Gérald De Brandt and Souad El Maslouhi have only one thing on their mind: chocolate. Hardly surprising, since the Leonidas Maîtres Chocolatiers devote themselves day after day to their passion.

In their workshop, these three artists are indefatigably in search of quality ingredients, contemporary flavours and succulent combinations so as to create joyous chocolates for you.


Send Happiness with Leonidas Chocolates Delivered Fresh to Your Door!

Everyone loves the fresh taste and quality of Leonidas chocolate! Enjoy our iconic pralines delivered right to your door through the official Leonidas online shop. Our delicious chocolates are beautifully presented in exquisite packaging to showcase the chocolate treasures inside. Ordering Leonidas online is easy with free ground shipping from 30 Euros.

Unparalleled quality and freshness

Our Master Chocolatiers guarantee top quality: artisanal chocolates of unparalleled freshness, made from true cocoa butter and the purest of ingredients. Would you like to know what lies hidden behind each fabulous creation?

unbelievably fresh ingredients 

Quality you can taste

Leonidas pralines are made using unbelievably fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Our real Belgian chocolate is made from 100% cocoa butter. For our ganaches and other fillings, we only use fresh butter, fresh cream and milk, hazelnuts from Turkey, Morello cherries from the Périgord region, almonds from Italy, oranges from Valencia, etc.

The blissful box, even in the royal palace.

The Belgian Royal Family has also been won over by the delicious experience of Leonidas. Leonidas has been a certified purveyor to the Belgian Royal household since 2013.

15 November, 2013. We still remember it as if it were yesterday. King Philippe of Belgium announced the first list of certified purveyors to the royal palace for the new era. The pralines we create at Leonidas are still made according to Basilio’s values (the nephew of Leonidas’ founder): freshness, quality, wide range and affordability. It is precisely by sticking to these values that we were able to make our way into the list of purveyors to the royal palace. It’s a great honour for us and recognition of the perseverance and hard work of everyone who has been part of the development of the Leonidas brand.

This proves that Leonidas pralines really are made for everyone. For you, your colleagues, your friends, your family and even the royal family. Giving makes everyone happy.