For almost a century now, the very word Godiva has been tantalizing the taste buds of chocolate worshippers around the globe. If you have a sweet tooth and like to pamper yourself by diving into the luscious world of fine chocolate, this in-depth Godiva review will hit the sweet spot (pun intended).

It was 1926 when Joseph Draps, a Belgian chocolatier, opened the doors of what is to be a worldwide phenomenon. Six hundred retail boutiques later, Godiva Chocolatier enjoys almost a cult-like following spread across three continents. This review of Godiva and their assortments, however, won’t take things at their face value but paint an objective picture from the customer’s point of view.

GODIVA Homepage

How Godiva Works

There are a few ways you can get your hands on Godiva goodies:

  • Hands-on, in one of their many shops. There is a nifty store locator on their official website that will pinpoint the Godiva shop that’s closest to you.
  • Classic online ordering with home delivery.
  • Online ordering with a twist – you buy online but pick up your order in person, which is a neat option for users who live near a Godiva shop.

The main difference between these options is the fact that, in their shops, you can mix and match pieces from their assortments while online ordering limits you to existing premade box combos.

What Makes Godiva Different

They seem to have found the right balance between traditional artisanship and keeping things fresh. Whether you want a taste of tradition from their Belgian Heritage Collection or a bite of their high-end Gold Box, you are in for a treat. What users stress in their Godiva reviews is the versatility of options tailored to fit every age and occasion.

Godiva is not just about chocolate, their offer also includes: truffles, biscuits, chocolate liquor, dipped fruits, coffee, and ice cream, as well as party/wedding arrangements. As a cherry on top, if you are environmentally conscious, you can enjoy your fine Godiva chocolate knowing that the company openly supports and promotes sustainable programs and practices.

Godiva Gold Box

What You Get

Godiva doesn’t just sell chocolate, they’re selling an experience. We don’t just mean the history behind their products and the luxury packaging, but the finest quality of ingredients and craftsmanship. Every piece of Godiva chocolate looks like a small work of art with flavors to match.

If we failed to mention, Godiva products also come in Kosher and sugar-free varieties. Based on users of sugar-free sweets from Godiva, it seems that they’re doing a pretty good job at making these substitutes as close to the “real deal” as possible.

GODIVA What get

Gift Options

Godiva is sporting a wide array of occasion-tailored gift options. If you are lacking ideas for an upcoming anniversary or birthday, this might just be that ace up your sleeve you so desperately need.

The gifts choices are many and they include:

  • Anniversary packages, with the top pick being the Assorted Chocolate 90th Anniversary Gift Box (18pc) and White Orchid Classic Set.
  • Congratulatory sets, led by their Signature Truffle Gift Box.
  • Wedding & Shower Boxes, with the Gold Flavor Mint ribbon being the most-praised.
  • Baby shower gift sets, coming in three varieties of Gold Flavor Boxes with the option to choose from three different ribbon colors – Pink, Light Blue, and Sage.
  • Business gift boxes, made to match your corporate image and identity. These boxes carry a special dose of elegance, sleek, and minimal packaging.
  • Personalized gifts and gift cards that allow you to add a personal touch or a card-blanche choice to the giftee.

Finally, if you are into some self-indulgence, Godiva offers the “Treat Yourself” packages.

Pricing

This Godiva review wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t touch on the subject of prices. Their pricing plans are designed to cater to a wide range of budgets.

If you are in the mood to splurge, you can go with some of their high-end options like the Pure Bliss Gift Basket. If money is tight, you can still enjoy fine chocolate in the form of, say, their 6–piece assorted truffle boxes for under $20 a pop. Bottom line, the prices range from under $10 up to $150+.

Godiva Price

Delivery

If you order Godiva Chocolate online, you have two options, classic and next-day delivery. With a local Godiva store available, you can opt-in for Same Day hand-delivery for a $19.99 extra surcharge. As an added bonus, you can choose a date in the future when you want your package to arrive.

Pros
  • Only the finest ingredients used
  • Every piece looks like it’s hand-crafted
  • Packaging is sleek and elegant
  • Wide range of prices to fit every budget
  • Kosher and sugar-free options offered
  • Personalized boxes available in stores
  • Flexible ordering & delivery choices
  • Heat-protection guarantee for delivery
  • Frequent discounts
  • Single order can be shipped to up to 49 separate addresses
  • Reliable and simple order tracking

Cons

  • Not available worldwide
  • Same day shipping not available
  • The quality comes with a price tag to match

Bottom Line

If you’d like to experience chocolate at its finest, Godiva will be the Jack-of-all-trades you’ll most likely opt for. Their price-to-quality ratio paired with an abundance of gift, order, and delivery options will suit even the most demanding of tastes.

We all know a well-crafted commercial can bring forth a “5-minutes-of-glory” phenomenon to almost anything, right? It takes true quality and dedication to keep your dream going after that fleeting moment has passed. Godiva’s (chocolate) dream stood the test of time, making even the sweetest of fantasies come to life. This alone merits a few raised eyebrows and a couple of curious gazes behind the looking glass.

As for the drawbacks, Godiva is rather costly, which shouldn’t come as a surprise given the luxurious nature of its portfolio. If you weigh the positives against the negatives in this Godiva review, however, you’ll still come up way ahead since we failed to pinpoint the usual deal-breakers found all too often with some of the competitors.

GODIVA Rating

Our ratings are the result of an objective and independent evaluation of GODIVA, generating the final rating that reflects the overall quality of the company. Ratings may change as the service changes.

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Customer Care
Value for Money
Overall Experience
Final Rating 6.4/10

User Reviews (4)

    GODIVA user rating based on 4 user reviews.

    The reviews listed below reflect the opinions and experiences of real users and are in no way influenced by the meal delivery companies. Before publishing each review, our team checks whether it was submitted by an actual user in an effort to prevent false or spammy reviews.

  • Submitted By Fran Coyer on 04/13/2017
    Godiva really has my back come every holiday season! I just bought their special Easter baskets with my daughter's favorite, dark chocolate caramels. I'm a more of a truffle gal myself. Everything tastes divine, and they make such elegant presents.
  • Submitted By Franklin Park on 03/22/2017
    The boxes are much biger than the candy though and I feel like I didn't get anything for the money I payed. The chocolates are awesome though
  • Submitted By Lora DiMaggio on 02/13/2017
    I've been a chocolate lover all my life, and having a Godiva store near me took a huge toll on my wasteline :) I only wished the Stonebriar Centre shop had the complete offer, which they don't 50% of the time, so I have to order online.
  • Submitted By Josh Cooper on 03/17/2017
    The chocolate is fine, dont get me wrong, but i dont think they're worth such a pretty penny tastevise, not by a long shot.
GODIVA Review
Updated : 10.11.2017.
Rating : 6.4/10
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