Leonidas (chocolate maker)

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Confiserie Léonidas SA
TypePrivately held company
IndustryConfectionery production
When it was created1913
People who started itLeonidas Daskalidès
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Area servedWorldwide
Things madeChocolates
Websitewww.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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