For many people around the world, the word ‘Belgium’ goes hand in hand with the world’s finest chocolate. For the
people of Bruges, chocolate is somewhat of an obsession. Pol Depla is the second generation running the eponymous family chocolate-making business. He says: “It is my intense love affair with chocolate and the knowledge passed on through my father that has driven me to go on a chocolate odyssey for most of my life.” His father started applying his knowledge, together with his passion for great chocolate and in 1958 he founded a premium, artisan chocolate company called Confectioner Depla.