The ballotin box was created by Jean Neuhaus and his wife Louise Agostini in 1915. It was designed as an attractive way to present the Belgian chocolate pralines and to protect them on their way from the chocolate store to their lucky recipient.
The Classic ballotin box offers a tempting chocolate assortment with praliné, ganache and gianduja fillings that will appeal to any chocolate lover. The 1 lb box contains approximately 34 pralines including such favorites as:
Coeur Praliné – This soft Turkish hazelnut praliné in a milk chocolate shell releases the sweet flavors of hazelnut and chocolate. The smooth texture of this praliné filling enhances the soft, sweet character of this chocolate.
Albert – This praline, created to commemorate the marriage of Prince Albert and Princess Paola, the present sovereigns of Belgium, is filled with Turkish hazelnut and Californian almond praliné, with a whole hazelnut in the centre – an exquisite and delicious surprise.
Méphisto – These pralines embossed with the Neuhaus “N” are filled with Turkish hazelnut and chocolate cream. The flavour of freshly roasted and caramelised hazelnuts is enhanced by hazelnut pieces.