The basic data
Phone number: +32 (0)2 203 92 20
Email address: [email protected]
Our ONSS matricule is 1456123-25.
Our AFSCA registration number is 5261529.
Monday - Friday: 10h-19h
For all Deliveroo, Uber Eats and online orders.
- Only 3 clients at the same time in the shop area.
- Individual clients only + 1 minor (no couple or friends together, no groups accepted).
- The clients must queue outside the store (regulated access). Hot chocolate offered during the queue.
UPS, PostNL and GLS pickup point
They must queue outside the store and wait until they are invited to enter.
Masks are compulsatory and only one person accepted (no couple or group).
NO ID = NO PARCEL. No discussion about that, it is the rule and it applies to everybody without exception.
For PostNL customers service queries, please call 015 480 285.
For UPS customers service queries, please call 078 250 877.
For GLS customers service queries or complaints, please call 02 5566 211.
Frequently asked questions
About our Brussels store
1.1 Where are you located?
1.2 What are your opening times?
We are opened 7/7, Monday to Sunday.
We are closed on every 25th of December and 1st of January.
Our store opens Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm.
On Saturdays, we open from 11am to 7pm.
On Sundays, we open from 11am to 3pm.
1.3 Do you do sameday delivery in Brussels?
Yes, we offer same day delivery service in Brussels.
If your address is in one of the 19 districts of Brussels and if you order before 5pm then we guarantee sameday delivery by Shippr.
1.4 Can we order your chocolates on Deliveroo and Uber Eats?
1.5 Do you ship outside Belgium?
Yes, we do ship nearly worldwide including USA, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, UAE, Qatar and many more countries using UPS.
We also ship everywhere in Economic European Countries and the United Kingdom using UPS, PostNL and GLS.
1.6 Do you employ trainees?
We always welcome trainees from Erasmus, Actiris and local schools.
1.7 Is your packaging is biodegradable and ecological?
We select our packaging very carefully in order to make sure that they are 100% biodegradable.
They are composed by biodegradable cartons and plastics.
1.8 Do you have projects of implantations abroad.
Yes, we have projects to open stores in the UK (London and Brighton), Netherlands (Amsterdam) and Ireland (Dublin).
About our Chocomeli handmade chocolate
2.1 Where do you produce your handmade chocolate?
All our handmade chocolates are produced by our chocolatiers inside our Brussels store located at Rue Lebeau 11, 1000 Brussels. We don't use any industrial methods to produce our chocolate and it is guaranteed 100% passion, 100% local, 100% premium Belgian chocolate.
2.2 Who is the chocolate maker?
Our chocolate maker (chocolatier) is Elisabetta Passafaro (21 years old). A young chocolate expert who is really passionate by handmade chocolate.
Elisabetta studied at Accademia Maestri Cioccolatieri Italiani in Italy and obtained her certification in 2019. She finished her internship with a travel to Brazil to develop her knowledge about the bean to bar process. All our handmade chocolate is produced exclusively by Elisabetta and sold under the brand Chocomeli. You can easily understand why this name came out of our imagination! :)
2.3 Is a chocolate edible after the Best By Date (BBD)?
Absolutely. Pure chocolate doesn't go bad and can be enjoyed months after its Best By Date. Please note that this is not the case with pralines and truffles for which it is more important to follow the Best By Date.
2.4 Do you have any vegan products?
Our dark chocolates are vegan based on their ingredients, but we are not able to obtain vegan vertifications due to milk traceability from operating in the same factory as milk and white chocolate production.
2.5 Which type of chocolate do you use?
2.6 Do you guarantee a minimum shelf life?
We are committed to shipping products with at least a 1 month shelf life for optimum quality, taste and nutrition.
2.7 How long does chocolate last?
Contrary to what you may hear, dark chocolate lasts around five years. That’s in part due to the high amount of antioxidants, as well as the sugar, which is a preservative.
Milk chocolate and white chocolate contain milk solids and should be used within a year.
2.8 What is the best chocolate?
That is a tough question. Like anything edible, many things come into play. Do you like bitter chocolate? Or one that is sweeter? Do you prefer a roasted flavor? Or one that is softer, and creamier?
We tell people that the best chocolate is the one that tastes best to them. So we encourage our clients to taste as many chocolates as they can, and choose one they like best.
2.9 Are your handmade chocolates GMO free?
Yes, all of our handmade chocolates are GMO free.
2.10 Do you carry chocolate for people with tree-nut allergies?
In most products, we do not use nuts as ingredients, but the chocolate may contain traces of peanuts and other nuts, gluten, and egg proteins. We recommend that people with these allergies do not consume our chocolate.
2.11 Are your handmade chocolates Fair Trade?
To produce our handmade chocolates, we use Van Dender chocolate.
Van Dender pursues a policy of direct trade with farmers in accordance with the principles of Fair Trade. Van Dender does everything in its power to ensure that the conditions in which our cacao is grown allow planters and their families to develop a long-term business strategy. We take particular care to ensure no children work in the production of our cacao, that there is no forced labor and that all national and international labor regulations are respected.
2.12 Are your products gluten-free?
All of our chocolates bars are considered gluten-free (this means that they contain less than 20 ppm of gluten and are suitable for intolerant people). Our chocolate pralines and truffles are not gluten-free. We recommend people for whom gluten is a health concern not to consume our chocolate as it may contain traces of gluten.