About us


We are one of the very few real artisan chocolate makers in Brussels


The Belgian Chocolate Makers store is born after the bankruptcy of the Zaabär company on 31/03/2020 (during the corona crisis). Abandoned by D2E (Down2Earth Capital), the financial company who was controlling the Zaabär operations, the staff of the Zaabär chocolate store chose to do not give up and stay all together. When three and a half billion people were confined in some way around the planet, they decided to build a new project and continue to share their true passion for handmade chocolate. They did not receive their last wages nor even any compensation due to the bankruptcy of their ex-employer but they put together their forces, their little nest eggs and, most importantly, their fiery passion into this new business project. After having found a new place between Grand'Place and Sablon, they finally opened their new store beginning of June (less than 3 months after the bankruptcy of their last employer).

The dream became reality on 08/06/2020 when the new store finally opened!

At The Belgian Chocolate Makers, we sell handmade chocolate produced by our two chocolate makers, Elisabetta Passafaro and Mehdi Chbouki. Don't look for industrial chocolates in our store, we don't have any! We are one of the very few real artisan chocolate makers in Brussels; far away from the candies stores of Grand'Place.

All our handmade chocolates are produced in our store by our chocolate makers and sold under the brand Chocomeli. If you refer to the first names of our chocolate makers then you should easily understand the reason why the brand Chocomeli came out of our imagination...


We also propose chocolate workshops every week !


We can host up to 30 guests in our chocolate workshop. Public and private workshops, teambuidling, bachelorette parties, kids birthday parties and much more!!! More details about our workshops are available at Our public chocolate workshops can be booked online.

At The Belgian Chocolate Makers we propose to our clients a great collection of handmade chocolates created in our store and in front of our clients. Our public workshops are also a great opportunity to meet our chocolate experts and to speak with them about our delicious chocolates. Pralines, truffles, orangettes, mendiants and many more surprises are waiting for you! You will be truly amazed!!!

Undoubtedly, there is no better chocolate than the chocolate made by Belgian chocolatiers. The Belgian chocolatiers have been in business for more than a century in a country whose capital has more chocolate factories than any other city on earth. Brussels is the nirvana for any chocolate aficionado, but try not to be tempted by the creamy chocolate fountains in the city center’s candy stores for tourists and instead come to visit our store and workshop. Speak with our chocolate makers, Mehdi Chbouki and Elisabetta Passafaro, and let's share our passion for our Chocomeli chocolate brand. 

If you live in Brussels, you can now order some of our handmade products using Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Also available on Uber Eats and Deliveroo
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Our chocolatiers use Valrhona and Barry Callebaut chocolate.


We take great care in sourcing our ingredients in a safe and responsible way to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods. Nothing hidden or unpronouncable here, just true simple ingredients. Minimally processed food. No artificial ingredients. We only use the finest chocolates from Valrhona and Barry Callebaut to create our delicious Chocomeli bars and figurines. We take great pride in choosing the best as our first ingredient.

We are equipped with Selmi machinery.


To produce our Chocomeli bars, broken tablets, mendiants, figurines, pralines and truffles we love to use the tempering machines provided by Selmi.

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