zChocolat pop-up store at Printemps Haussmann

Online luxury chocolate seller zChocolat has opened a pop-up store in Paris. Located in the Printemps department store’s ultra-luxurious Boutique Noire, the store, which will remain open until December 31, 2013, features the French company’s gourmet holiday chocolate collections. zChocolat’s signature gold bullion-shaped chocolates are made with 26 different recipes and feature single-origin couvertures from … Continue reading zChocolat pop-up store at Printemps Haussmann

A la Mère de Famille opens on rue Bonaparte

A la Mère de Famille, Paris’s oldest sweets shop, recently opened a new store on rue Bonaparte (6th arr.). Located at 70, rue Bonaparte, a few steps away from Pierre Hermé, the new shop is packed with the delicious confections produced by the company’s artisan chefs.  Chocolates, nougat, calissons, marzipan, macarons, caramels, marshmallows and marrons … Continue reading A la Mère de Famille opens on rue Bonaparte

Bongrain acquires Chocolat Weiss

French food company Bongrain SA, via its holding company Soparind, has acquired 100 per cent  of Chocolat Weiss. A deal signed in early October means the Saint-Etienne-based bean-to-bar chocolate maker is now a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of Bongrain, France’s second biggest speciality cheese company (Caprice des Dieux, Cœur de Lion, Elle & Vire). Bongrain’s … Continue reading Bongrain acquires Chocolat Weiss

International Cocoa Awards 2013

Winners of this year’s International Cocoa Awards (ICA), a joint initiative of Salon du Chocolat, CIRAD (French agricultural research centre) and Bioversity International, were announced in Paris on October 30 at the city’s annual chocolate festival. The ICAs reward cocoa excellence in different regions, recognizing the work of cocoa famers and the diversity and excellence … Continue reading International Cocoa Awards 2013

Best French chocolatiers for 2013

The Awards du Chocolat for 2013 were presented on Thursday, October 31 in Paris at the annual Salon du Chocolat, which runs until Sunday, November 3. Organised by Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat in partnership with the Salon du Chocolat, the annual awards are given to the best chocolatiers in France. The top French chocolatiers for 2013 … Continue reading Best French chocolatiers for 2013