Leonidas (chocolate maker)

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Confiserie Léonidas SA
Type Privately held company
Industry Confectionery production
When it was created 1913
People who started it Leonidas Daskalidès
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium
Area served Worldwide
Things made Chocolates
Website www.leonidas.com

Leonidas Confiserie SA is a chocolate maker with an international presence, based in Belgium. Leonidas has over 1400 retail stores all over the world. The company's focus is pralines (chocolate shells with soft fillings, called Belgian Chocolate in English-speaking countries). It also sells marzipan, solid chocolates, and other confections.

Greek Warrior, Leonidas I pictured on a Leonidas praline box

The company is named after its Greek founder, Leonidas Kestekides. He was a confectioner who moved from Anatolia to the United States in the late 19th century. The logo used on Leonidas chocolates shows a picture of the Greek warrior Leonidas, King of Sparta.

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