Godiva Chocolatier has now become a huge worldwide manufacturer, but this brand started out in a small boutique on the Grand Place in 1926. Opened by Joseph Draps, he chose the name ‘Godiva’ based on the English legend of Lady Godiva, a story that dates back to at least the 13th century and details how the woman in question rode naked on a horse through the streets of Coventry in order to gain pardon for her husband’s high taxation. Godiva enlists several chefs that use their expertise to create only the finest masterpieces out of the best ingredients. The first shop outside of Belgium was in Paris on the Rue St. Honoré, and after slowly gaining recognition, it reached the United States in 1966.
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