Taking chocolate as a souvenir is nothing new, but this chocolate brand is a game-changer when it comes to authentic chocolate products made in France. Chocolates from Le Chocolat des Français will hypnotise you with superb quality and the most beautiful packaging we came across. Want a sweet modern souvenir from France? Here it is!
Matthieu and Paul are two graduates from the Art School and Political Sciences in Paris, passionate about chocolate. After reading many books (and eating many chocolate bars), they discovered what the most fabulous chocolate recipe would be. Then they met Jacques, chocolate maker with 40 years of experience, and the entire concept about Le chocolat des Français was conceived. Since then, the trio has been working hard to enhance French chocolate know-how by bringing many colours! They have been determined to surround themselves with the best French artisans and artist to make a product 100% made in France. That’s how Le chocolat des Français has been created – a line of French chocolate confections which represents one of the most emblematic French souvenirs we came acros.
France has a strong tradition in making high-quality chocolate. It’s not a commonly known fact that France was the first country to have introduced chocolate in Europe. Following that tradition and respecting the traditional craft, Le chocolat des Français makes its chocolate in a small village in Ile-de-France, near Paris. They use natural ingredients with 100% pure cocoa butter, without palm oil, which result in chocolate of highest quality. They also have the BIO AB label on all chocolate bars. To source cocoa beans, they exclusively work with local cooperatives. They know how to select the raw material with the most rigorous attention to ensure the highest standards and strongest aroma. The blend of cocoa beans is an essential secret for excellent harmony that creates a unique taste. To honour the craft of French chocolate makers, Le chocolat des Français founders are engaged in the replantation and development of the cocoa trees on the French territory.
Besides their commitment to traditional craft and high quality, Le chocolat des Français has an original approach to the design and packaging of their products. Their chocolates are real eye candy, giving satisfaction both to your eyes and to your taste buds. With a desire to bring creativity and humour to their products, they have called many talented artists from France to illustrate the packaging for their brand. The task has been to give the best representation of the French culture. As a result, the most colourful chocolates were born – a real dream for packaging lovers and collectors.
Le chocolat des Français started with a simple idea: break with the traditional codes of handcrafted chocolate by bringing creativity and humour !
Images: Le chocolat des Français
You can find here the complete list of all talented artists who have collaborated with Le chocolat des Français on this beautiful and quirky packagings.
That is not all; Le chocolat des Français offers you the possibility to personalise and customise the packaging of their chocolate bars according to your needs. We played a little with the different looks and had great fun making our Remembering Places chocolate bar.
The quality of Le chocolat des Français chocolate and the originality of the brand have already been recognised in France. They won the Award «ESPOIR DU CHOCOLAT 2015» as well as many other awards that give them the confidence that they are on the right track.
So when in France, skip usual cheap souvenirs and indulge yourself with this 100%, made in France, high-quality chocolate that will brighten your days while (and after) visiting this beautiful country