When Lady Godiva, wife of Lord Leofric, protested against the taxation of his subjects a deal was struck: fair Lady Godiva would ride through the streets of Coventry, “clad in nought” but her long tresses, and if the population remained in shuttered buildings, their tax burden would be lifted. The following morning she made her famous ride, the citizens graciously stayed inside and Leofric kept his word and reduced the taxes.
Lady Godiva won the hearts of many and her legend has lived on through the centuries. Nowhere is her passion, purity, sensuality, style and boldness more symbolised than in Godiva chocolates, which in turn are sure to win the hearts of those who taste them.
Today, Godiva is available in more than 80 countries worldwide, but the values of this Belgian brand still remain true to the vision of Pierre Draps, his family and his father before him. Inspired by the passion, boldness and generosity of their namesake, the irresistible Godiva chocolate collection continues to delight and charm chocolate lovers everywhere.