Belgian chocolatier Leonidas has released a limited edition Christmas Collection into travel retail across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The central motif is an artistic illustration of a snow globe, inside which is a young girl in a festive hat holding a chocolate gift box.

Leonidas has chosen a little girl in a festive bobble hat as its Christmas mascot for 2018.

Leonidas said highlights of the collection include a 14-piece Christmas tree-shaped gift box; an Advent calendar; and a 31-piece Christmas Gold Gift Box, which contains ganaches, pralines and caramels in milk, dark and white chocolate. The latter selection was specially chosen by the Leonidas Maître Chocolatier.

Also in the Christmas Collection are a Ballotin; a Gift Cube; and a 19-piece Gift Box assortment. All three feature red and gold packaging with the snow globe motif.

The collection targets holiday gifting with various sizes and assortments available as well as an advent calendar.