When Lady Godiva, wife of Lord Leofric, protested against the taxation of his subjects, she agreed to ride through the streets of Coventry "clad in naught but her long tresses", and so long as the residents remained in shuttered buildings their tax burden would be lifted. The following morning she made her famous ride and, despite being the ultimate temptation, the citizens graciously remained indoors. Leofric kept his word and reduced the taxes to the delight of his subjects, ensuring Godiva's legendary status throughout the centuries.
With a Belgian heritage dating back to 1926, GODIVA Chocolatier is the global leader in premium chocolate. Inspired by the values of Lady Godiva – her passion, generosity, and pioneering spirit -- GODIVA’s legendary name has become a universal symbol of luxury, quality and the most delicious chocolate.
The company has a presence in more than 100 countries with distribution in over 500 boutiques, Global Travel Retail, department and specialty stores, and online. GODIVA offers a range of chocolate creations and is dedicated to innovation and excellence in the Belgian tradition. GODIVA is committed to developing, manufacturing and delivering food and beverage products that are safe, of the highest quality and consistently exceeding consumer expectations. From its famous truffles and shell-molded chocolate pieces to its European-style biscuits, individually wrapped chocolates, gourmet coffees, hot cocoa, Chocolate Soft Serve and other indulgences, GODIVA is committed to bringing the ultimate chocolate experience to the world.