Q: Why are your chocolates
not shiny like most other chocolates?
A: Most chocolates available today
contain dyes, preservatives and
other undesirable substances -
all of which we forbid to be used
in our products, with the exception
of the dyes necessary for the
silk- screened prints on some
of the bonbons. Among these additives,
soy lecithin is commonly used
by chocolate makers to give a
beautiful sheen to the chocolate,
as well as for stabilization -
delaying the inevitable separation
of the cocoa butter from the cocoa
mass (called "blooming"). Our
chocolates are finer and more
delicate, and are also more difficult
to create, but the exclusion of
this additive enables us to offer
a pure, authentic chocolate whose
taste and virtues are not compromised.
Q: Where are the chocolates
A: The chocolates are created in
our workshops in France using
traditional, time-tested recipes,
some dating back 200 years!
Q: Is your praliné
made primarily with hazelnuts?
A: Contrary to popular belief,
the best praliné is made
with almonds or a carefully calibrated
mixture of almonds and hazelnuts
- but not of hazelnuts alone.
Our praliné is a true French
praliné, and is very expensive
and difficult to create. We invite
you to try any of the various
pralinés on offer in our
boutique and taste the difference!
Q: Do you offer dark
chocolates - chocolates with a
high percentage of cocoa?
A: French chocolate is singular
in that it is the least sweetened,
and we would argue the truest,
chocolate in the world. We are
very proud of this heritage and
have upheld it for over 200 years.
Most of our chocolates are dark,
coated with 72% cocoa or greater,
and more importantly from the
finest harvests of cocoa beans
in the world. We are similarly
strict with our other ingredients
using the best almonds, pistachios,
Q: Are your chocolates
moulded or coated?
A: With very few exceptions, we
follow the traditional artisinal
method of carefully shaping our
chocolates without moulds and
then covering them with chocolate.
There is a great difference in
taste that all true connoisseurs
Q: Do chocolates make
you put on weight?
A: Any food consumed without moderation
will cause weight gain, however,
we have always produced chocolates
that are made with greater quantities
of cocoa, and far less sugar,
butter, and cream than other chocolates
on the market.