Happy birthday! We will double the amount of chocolate on your order.
Joyeux anniversaire ! Nous doublerons gracieusement la quantité de chocolat sur votre commande.
¡Feliz Cumpleaños! Doblaremos la cantidad de chocolates en su pedido.
Today, Cyber Monday November 30, we double the amount of chocolate on all orders placed online. Learn more.
Aujourd'hui, Cyber Monday, nous doublons gracieusement la quantité de chocolats sur toute commande passée en ligne. En savoir plus.
Hoy Cyber Monday, doblamos gratuitamente la cantidad de chocolates en cualquier pedido hecho en línea. Saber más.
Free express shipping worldwide just in time for Christmas. No code. No minimum. Ends Saturday Dec. 19th 2015.
Livraison en express offerte pour Noël dans le monde entier jusqu'au samedi 19 décembre 2015. Pas de code. Pas de minimum.
Entrega exprés gratuita para Navidad en el mundo entero hasta el sábado 19 de diciembre 2015. Ningún código. Ningún mínimo.
We guarantee Christmas delivery in all of Europe until noon GMT Wednesday Dec. 23rd
Livraison garantie pour Noël dans toute l'Europe jusqu'au mercredi 23 décembre 13h GMT+1
Entrega garantizada para Navidad en toda Europa hasta el 23 de diciembre a las 01:00pm GMT+1
Today, March 8th, is Women's Day and we double the amount of chocolate on all orders placed by female customers.
Aujourd'hui c'est la journée de la Femme et nous doublons la quantité de chocolat sur toutes les commandes de nos clientes.
Hoy es el Día de la Mujer y doblamos la cantidad de chocolate en todos los pedidos de nuestras clientes.


Why mahogany?

Our goal, when creating the mahogany line, was to handcraft the most beautiful chocolate gift box in the world. It was obvious that a noble and rich material was needed to accomplish this objective. We therefore turned towards mahogany for its tight grain and beautiful red undertones. Laden with chocolates comparable to precious gemstones and inspiring the name of each box, the superb craftsmanship of this line will astound you as we wanted to shape a box as exceptional as the treasures inside.


A sharp golden inlay

inlayAtop the lid of each mahogany box in our Occasional and Seasonal collections, a sharp golden cut-out is inlaid into a specifically-fit laser-carved encrustation. The inlays vary according to the collection themes of the boxes: double entwined hearts for the Romantic collection, a cursive “Happy Birthday” inscription for the Birthday collection, a full heart for the Wedding collection, a hobby-related image for the Hobby collection, a holiday-related image for the Holiday collection and a proud Z logo for our Institutional collection.


A product of France

Our boxes are handcrafted in France in the heart of the Jura region, a mountainous area in Eastern France near the Swiss border known for its richness in arts and crafts. We collaborate with one of the last two traditional woodworkers to deliver true handcrafted, made-in-France products.


A little history

historyThis splendid wood, that we import from African tropical forests, with entwined vein patterns, has been most commonly used since the Antique era in woodworking and since the 19th century by stringed-instrument makers due to its excellent workability making it a favorable and durable wood for various craftings. Its uniqueness comes from the fineness of its grain, its light-weight and its reddish-brown color, which darkens over time and displays a reddish sheen when polished. To encourage and preserve employment in Africa, our choice of mahogany is cultivated and pre-cut locally before it is imported in France in bark-covered board form.


An ingenious technique

It was essential for us to produce a fine gift box of durable quality – the process of finger-jointing our boxes would guarantee additional strength and a smoother-looking surface. With this technique, the glued facades are on the side grain rather than end grain allowing the side-surface to soak more glue in due to the jointing pressure – an intricate and more time-consuming method of handcrafting that adds all the more value to each box.



Inside the lid

mahoganyYou may customize the brass plate located inside the lid with a personal photo, corporate logo or themed-image from our library.


Diamond-engraved message

acajouPersonalize your mahogany box by adding a 25-character message to a brass plate affixed directly to the front or side of the box.


Watch the 16 steps necessary to create a single mahogany box


Enter the zChocolat universe as you go through all the above steps in a video-report covering the “making of” our mahogany boxes.


The making-of step by step

This traditional wood-working requires a veritable know-how, for the entire process is decomposed in 16 meticulous and precise steps:


image_1__le_debit_4741. Fragmenting of the mahogany boards.






image_2_1__le_delignage_1332. Second-cut of fragments to obtain the “carrelet”: a thin strip of wood.







3. Cleaning of the “carrelet” to smoothe out the material.






image_4_2__le_tenonnage_3924. Carving of the finger-jointed panels.






image_5_1__le_delignage_de_l_epaisseur_6235. Leveling of the panel thickness.






image_6_1__l_assemblage_3386. Assembly of the box.






image_7__le_poncage_9507. Sanding of the box to reveal its rounded ridges.






image_8__application_premiere_couche_de_teinte_7178. First layer of varnish is applied.






image_9__application_premiere_couche_de_teinte_3079. One layer of wood protector (to plug the wood pores) is applied.






image_10__l_engrenage_65710. Removal of all imperfections with the help of a gear wheel.






image_11__la_decoupe_93911. Cutting of the box’s lid.






image_12_charnières12. Beveling of the edges and positioning of the hinges.






image_13__fermoir_82313. Application of a second varnish layer & placement of the clasp.






image_14__z_51714. Cutting into the lid of the box to insert the golden Z logo.






image_15_2_z_40315. Setting of the golden cut-out into the carved logo emplacement atop the lid.






image_16_numerotation_65816. Carving of the box’s serial number.







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