I discovered these luxe chocolates earlier this year, that are truly to-die-for and just had to share. We were so pleased to present these at our Luxe Provence Launch Event and quickly understood why the zChocolat brand and learned why this is considered to be one of the most-well revered luxury chocolate brands of France. The company was founded in 1999 by the charismatic, Jean-Philippe Khodara, in Aix-en-Provence which now serves as their worldwide headquarters.
I have had my fair share of favorite, wonderful chocolate-makers that value artisan methods, such as one of my San Francisco Bay Area favorites Michael Recchiuti, but zChocolat just manages to take the chocolate experience to a whole new, luxe level.
Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier, fashions up these incredible morsels, zealously following classic French artisan traditions: high cocoa content, 100% pure cocoa butter, low sugar, no alcohol or preservatives. Our favorites were the Signature Z, made from intense 70% Venezuela chocolate, caramel and praline, and, then of course #1 featuring a Taste of Provence with a hint of Provençale lavender bourbon-vanilla ganache and 62% dark Venezuelan chocolate. And finally, to my surprise and delight, #3 featuring dark chocolate, and caramel, mango and passion fruit dream cream center that is both light and perfect balanced.
You can buy their wonderful chocolates on their online store (convenient for the US and international readers as well) and will be running a very special Cyber Monday special. For every order placed, clients will receive double chocolates. Oh how decadent.
1: #1; 2: the truffle; 3: #3; 4: je t’aime