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Type Privately held company
Founded Sint-Niklaas, Belgium (1960)
Founder(s) Guy Foubert
Headquarters Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Industry Confectionery production
Products Chocolates
Employees 250
Guylian Chocolates

Guylian (French pronunciation Goo-lian (IPA: [ɡiɫɨaːn])) is a Belgian chocolate manufacturer founded by Guy Foubert in 1960. The company takes its name from the combination of Foubert's first name (Guy) with that of his wife, Liliane.

Guylian is perhaps most famous for their production of chocolate sea shells, with its variety of praline fillings. It is alleged that, due to the hand made nature of the chocolates, every Guylian is unique, as was famously advertised by their 2002 T.V. commercial campaign. However as disclosed by the head chocolatier, Guylian comes in 4 different flavors with different pralines attributed to the different flavors. Guylian has been the major sustaining sponsor of Project Seahorse since 1999.

As of June 23, 2008, Guylian is in the process of being bought out by Lotte Confectionery for a price of €105 million (US$164 million).



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