After working more than 15 years in the Belgium chocolate domain, it is a great pleasure for me to share with you my passion and expertise by offering you a great variety of chocolates with different flavours. Also 3d subjects and creations of any kind for special event during the year.

Charles Grant - Grant Chocolatier

The Amerindian origins

Botanists believe that the cacao tree already grew wild in the tropical regions of South America in 4000 B.C. The Indians knew the therapeutic virtues of the cacao bean and consumed it in liquid form. The Mayas introduced cacao to Yucatan, Mexico, during their migration in the 17th century B.C. They were the first to grow cacao. To the Mayas, cacao also had religious virtues. They believed that drinking cacao could nourish them even beyond death. Cacao growing was then spread by the Toltecs and the Itzas, two peoples dominated by the Aztecs.

The Aztecs believed that the cacao tree was given to them by Quetzalcoatl. To them, the cacao beans were both currency and food. The beans were used as a trading currency and for paying taxes. They also ground the beans into a paste that they mixed with hot water and drank, often adding vanilla and other spices.