Delicious handmade chocolates from Leuven
Leuven Specialty since 1992
"Leuvense Fonskes" are hand made, fresh chocolate pralines - a local specialty from the city of Leuven, Belgium since 1992. The pralines are made from 100% Belgian chocolate of the highest quality.
A box of Leuvense Fonskes pralines is the perfect souvenir and local gift for friends and family.
Discover the story of the statue Fonske in the city of Leuven,
symbol of beer and wisdom: 2 specialties of the city.
Offer & Pricing chocolate Pralines
local specialty from Leuven
All Leuvense Fonskes pralines come nicely packed in a beautiful box, available in different sizes. Each box contains a variety of pralines in pure fondant chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate. They have different fillings of praliné, caramel and coffee tastes.
There's a Leuvense Fonske praline for every taste!
The silhouet of the Leuven Fonske statue is visible on every praline.
Each box also contains a text in 4 languages about the city of Leuven and the statue Fonske with its meaning.
Choose your format of Fonskes praline box, go to a point of sale of your choice in & around Leuven and taste the fresh chocolate yourself!
About Us: The Story of Leuvense Fonskes
The local specialty from the city of Leuven,
a tradition of more than 30 years in Leuven
Youth friends Liesbeth Geerinck and Bie Deckmyn love delicious desserts. More than 30 years ago they wrote a booklet about it with 40 recipes. It was such a success that they were asked to present their recipes at the local Leuven Christmas market.
There, the idea rises to create a sweet specialty for the city of Leuven. Out of pride of the city and with the symbolic statue Fons Sapientiae as an inspiration, the Leuvense Fonskes are born: fresh chocolate pralines, handmade with high quality chocolate and filled with fine fillings in different tastes.
Why "Fonskes" from Leuven?
The origin of the name of the Leuven specialty
The Leuvense Fonskes chocolate pralines show the typical symbol of Leuven: the "Fons Sapientiae"or source of wisdom. This is the name of the statue at the Rector De Somer square - previously 'Fochplein'- in the heart of Leuven. People of Leuven don't use the Latin name for the statue, but the more familiar "Fonske".
Fonske symbolises the joy of the beer in his one hand, and the university knowledge of the book in his other hand. It's the combination of these 2 specialties that makes Leuven as a city unique in the world.
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
- Linda Grayson -
The ideal business gift
SURPRISE BUSINESS RELATIONS AND EMPLOYEES WITH A SPECIAL & DELICIOUS LOCAL SPECIALTY
Are you looking for a special business gift?
The famous Leuvense Fonskes pralines are an original and tasty gift from the Leuven region. Ideal as a gift for customers, business relations, prospects or employees.
With a box of Leuvense Fonskes you give a business gift with a story,
that will always be well received!
Hint: offer your visitors at the office a Leuvens Fonske chocolate with their coffee or tea - success guaranteed!
I went with my husband on a business trip to Portugal, without knowing Portuguese. After I offered a box of Leuvense Fonskes to our 20 Portugese business partners, the ice was broken. The Fonskes were the ideal ice-breaker and the start of a great business relation!
- Marleen from Oud-Heverlee
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