Father's Day


"Famous Michelin-starred chefs have tried our chocolates,
zChocolat shares their feedback with you."


"Probably the World best box of chocolates from the way they are packaged up to the clean, natural flavours of each individual chocolate. The mahogany box adds that extra attention to detail, especially with the personalisation. This is pure luxury in a box; my personal favourite is the pistachio."

Stephen Smith, 1 Michelin star, The Star Inn, York, England, UK

Gareth Ward 

"My chefs and I very much enjoyed the chocolate selection, consistent positive feedback on the chocolate tempering also. We found the numbering system effective and enjoyable. The flavour pairings seem very thought out and interesting, and we particularly enjoyed the dark chocolate variations. On an individual level, there is a nice subtle acidity which reduces the natural bitterness of the dark chocolate. Some complimentary flavours like light et with a hint of coconut are coming through strong. Some very creamy ganaches are silky and not over set. The hint of pepper comes through which pairs nicely with the dark chocolate blend. Some chocolates have a lovely texture where the crunch is there finely ground which works very well. You have a well balanced flavour profile with no sense of ingredients overpowering each other. "

Gareth Ward, 2 Michelin stars, Ynyshir, Machynlleth, Wales, UK

Gareth Bartram 

"I was blown away by how beautifully packaged the Chocolates were, great craftsmanship had gone into how they were presented, from the black fabric bag with pocket for a personal message down to the personalised wooden box the chocolates were housed in. I couldn't get over how much detail had gone into the packaging and knew if the chocolates themselves tasted half as good I knew I was in for a treat. After opening the wooden box I was greeted by a plethora for different varieties and flavours, each one expertly made and designed to wow the senses. Each one was different in looks and in flavour, some with perfectly tempered chocolate and some rolled in cocoa powder, each one tasted as described and packed full of flavour and textures. Praline had to be my favourite but all were excellent and Z chocolates are at the top of my list when buying chocolates in future."

Gareth Bartram, 1 Michelin star, 4 AA Rosettes, Winteringham Fields, Scunthorpe, England, UK

Thomas Chen 

"The zChocolats are presented in a beautiful elegant box and are a true delight. Each piece has been meticulously crafted with a smooth and velvet texture. The quality of the chocolate is undeniable. Very enjoyable!"

Thomas Chen, 1 Michelin star, Tuome, New York, NY, USA

Adam Byatt 

"I tried Z chocolates with my family and team, we were all delighted by the packaging, the quality of the chocolate and clarity of individual flavours. Absolutely delicious and one of the finest examples of gastronomic chocolates I have tried."

Adam Byatt, 1 Michelin star, Trinity Restaurant, London, England, UK

Liam Nichols 

"The chocolates are incredible. They are pure luxury, from the moment you open the box to eating your first and last chocolate it’s pure chocolate indulgence. Incredible quality. Incredible craftsmanship. "

Liam Nichols, 1 Michelin star, Stoke Mill Restaurant, Norwich, England, UK

Pascal Aussignac 

"From the packaging, the explanations, the extraordinaire quality and diversity of these chocolates, my senses have been transported to a new era of pleasures. zChocolat, you are just a stunner!"

Pascal Aussignac, 1 Michelin star, Restaurant of the Year 2007, Restaurant Chef of the Year 2013, Best French Cookbook by Gourmand Award, France, Three times Best in Taste award at Taste of London, Best International Dish 2016, Club Gascon, London, England, UK

David Schlosser 

"The chocolates, its presentation are wonderful. I think the chocolate is well made and delicious. I like the size of them and packaging very much."

David Schlosser, 1 Michelin star, Shibumi, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Asimakis Chaniotis 

"I have tasted zChocolates and the only thing I can say is that I was stunned by the organisation in the box and how easy it was to identify the chocolates, seeing all the details from the qr code in the box with amazing information about the origin of every ingredient, chocolate and nuts and the way that it was prepared. Also the flavour was amazing and you can really taste that they use very high quality ingredients.I would suggest those amazing chocolates to any restaurant or hotel around the world."

Asimakis Chaniotis, 1 Michelin star, Acorn Award 30 under 30, 3 AA Rosettes, Pied à Terre, London, England, UK

James Knappett 

"The whole experience with zChocolat was fantastic. To begin with, the incredible personalized packaging, which was very special and a unique touch. Then, the chocolate was refined and delicate. Delicious with excellent execution. I really enjoyed your chocolates."

James Knappett, 2 Michelin stars, Welcome and Service Award 2018, Top 100: National Restaurant Awards, Kitchen Table London, London, England, UK

Gareth McCaughey 

"The presentation on delivery was particularly impressive. The packaging, wooden clasp box, attention to details in regards to the cloth tote bag, personal message and internal boxes was immaculate. The way by which the chocolates were laid out and the ability to be able to access more information from the provided URL was impressive. Kudos on all those fronts. I liked the fact that you had three different choices in regards to Classic, Praliné and Exotic. I found all the chocolates to be quite lovely. The flavour profile across all three categories was superb and I would struggle to indicate which one I preferred. Although I have to say that I was a particular fan of the Praliné box. The depth of flavour in all of the praline chocolates was excellent. I found the additional textures in this particular category added to my enjoyment of the chocolate. I would also say that the creaminess and sweetness of the praliné seemed to be the best. I'm not a massive fan white chocolate but did thoroughly enjoy the textural crunch in the white chocolate which helped to decrease the overall sweetness which you would expect from white chocolate. Both the Classic and Exotic flavours were brilliant and I didn't struggle to enjoy a balanced flavour of smooth creamy chocolate and sweetness."

Gareth McCaughey, 1 Michelin star, The Muddlers Inn, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK


"I reached home at midnight on Saturday after work. I popped a bottle of champagne and I told my wife I had a surprise and a game for us. The presentation and packaging is outstanding. We wanted to see if we were able to figure out the flavors without guidance. The flavors are clean, highlighting the product. The balance of sweetness, bitterness, acidity… and the use of salt is so precise. The tempering is amazing as well , crunchy shells containing fluid/creamy goodness."

Pepe Moncayo, 1 Michelin star, Twice winner of the Rammy Award, Cranes, Washington D.C., USA


"I was very impressed with the packaging and the thought put into how it is opened by the customer. The handbook was really insightful and the numbering inspired. Also from a consumer point of view it's great to see each individual chocolate’s ingredients, especially with the influx of diets and intolerances. I loved the box you sent with my name on it, a beautiful touch. I would be more than happy to serve your chocolates to any guest in the restaurant."

Mark Donald, 1 Michelin star, 4 AA Rosettes, Chef to Watch - National Restaurant Awards 2022, Top 100: National Restaurant Awards 2023, The Glenturret Restaurant, Crieff, Scotland


"The Z chocolates are excellent. You can tell it is very high-quality and the packaging is incredible. The whole team really enjoyed the different combinations of flavors. We want to offer them to our guests, creating a custom experience with Z chocolate."

Mike Collantes, 1 Michelin star, Sosekifl, Winter Park, FL, USA


"The chocolates were a wonderful experience from start to finish, from the wooden box they came in, to the chocolate work and the fillings inside them. I am a huge fan of praline and so I think those were my favorites. I always look for thin shells when eating filled chocolates as a sign of good chocolate work and I was not disappointed, very balanced flavors in all them. Thank you very much for including me!"

Ricky Odbert, 1 Michelin star, Six Test Kitchen, Paso Robles, CA, USA


"I shared the zChocolates with my team and with the pastry team. They were received with overwhelming pleasure. Everyone said that they are fantastic. They are beautiful and executed to perfection. The flavor combinations of chocolates like these can sometimes be odd but you found a lot of flavor balance in your combinations. I love the way they were organized as well from classic to more exotic.

It is very obvious that these chocolates are a result of a lot of hard work and dedication to your craft of chocolate making. Overall we are very impressed with what you do at Z Chocolat. You have set the bar very high."

Richard Lee, 2 Michelin stars, Chef de Cuisine, Saison, San Francisco, CA, USA


"There is no doubt, zChocolat chocolate is the best !! It was naturally very creamy and rich. My wife loves chocolate, and she is a very picky person. But she loves it. She said that she does not like US chocolate, because it feels too strong. But zChocolat chocolate is gentle and feels like a warm hug. Also, it was a big surprise, when I opened the package, I found a luxury box with my name on it. It will be my treasure box."

Tomoyuki Hayashi, 1 Michelin star - Sushi Amane, New York, NY, USA

Couverture for all our dark chocolates


“Upon first glance, the box looks like a jewel, a tiny treasure hidden in a precious chest. Touching the wood is also very nice, very sensual. Then there is the realisation that this little box is protecting artisan-made chocolate. Upon this realisation, a terrible thought springs to mind: the tasting will not match the visual impression. Time to open: pretty boxes, piled on, just like you would organise the finest haute couture fabrics. Inside, maximum sobriety prevails, with filled-chocolates of equal size, only differentiated by their number, like famous perfumes. At that point, eyes closed, it is time to surrender to true luxury, the one who talks to the mind through the senses. A few squares of happiness make you travel. You will find words to describe these sensations, which you will share with loved ones. All different and diverse, just like the friends with whom you will share those treasures, but always with one constant: the taste of real chocolate, not hidden nor altered. Enjoy the tasting!”

Jany Gleize, Maître Cuisinier de France - La Bonne Etape Restaurant, Château-Arnoux, France

Couverture for all our dark chocolates


“First, there is the box, which introduces these chocolates as precious items, reminiscent of jewellery boxes, spices and cigars boxes… On top of that, the customisation allows the customer-taster to make the product his, unique, not ‘like everybody else’s’, especially if he has picked the chocolate flavours himself. The luxury side is also present with the packaging and the leaflet. Matching the numbers with the list on the little leaflet became a game and a lovely moment of sharing between the guests. Also, it focused everybody’s attention on the chocolate tasting, adding even more value to the moment and to the product. It’s easy to get caught in the game, it makes you want to discover more, and to share your personal favourite with others. The box got empty very quickly! Regarding the chocolates themselves, I thought the size was perfect, the coating was refined, the chocolate dark but not bitter, the milk coating was not too sweet, the ganache flavours were original without being eccentric. As a big praline fan, I appreciated the diversity of choice, the smoothness (the praline was not too dry), the texture (the praline was neither too mixed nor too gritty). Finally, and to conclude, I think I will pop by the boutique very shortly to fill my box with my favourite chocolates (I ticked them on the notepad) and… buy another box, because when you love something…”

Eric Sapet, elected best young chef in 2003 by guide Champérard – La Petite Maison de Cucuron Restaurant, Cucuron, France



“Obviously the mahogany box set the standards very high as far as packaging goes, but the efforts spent on the box match the excellent level of the chocolates, with a choice of right recipes, and a simple and elegant format – simple but not simplistic. The mahogany box, treasure chest where pirates hide their gold, invites to a treasure hunt based on tasting, a playful and federative game to play with friends or family «Happiness cannot be bought, but this comes very close».”

Olivier Valade, Maître Restaurateur, Tables et Saveurs de Bretagne, EuroToques France – Maison Tirel Guerin, La Gouesnière Restaurant, Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, France



“Z is not simply chocolates but is an experience. From the wooden box to the beautiful book describing the flavors and textures, it is evident that there is no detail that has not been well considered and contemplated. The real reward comes with the flavor of the chocolates, bold yet nuanced like a great wine, with a delicacy on the palate that shows mastery of the chocolate craft. Are these the best chocolates in the world? You will have to taste and decide…”

Brad Farmerie, Food Network “IRONCHEF America”, 2009



“I was immediately struck by the beautiful packaging of zChocolat’s Diamond box, which was elegant and impressive, setting high expectations for what was inside. I was not disappointed. The three tiers of wrapped and numbered chocolates were all very luxurious, using premium ingredients in traditional, exotic and praliné assortments. This is a gift that I would not hesitate in a moment to give, and would be even more excited to receive.”

J. Joho, Restaurateur of the Year, 2012, Gayot - Everest Restaurant, Chicago, IL, USA



“I enjoy having a piece of zChocolat with a cup of espresso in my garden in the morning. The chocolates are very well made and beautifully presented.”

Masayoshi Takayama, 3 Michelin stars, 3 NY Times stars and 5 Forbes Travel Guide stars – Masa NYC Restaurant, New York, NY, USA



“When zChocolat asked if I wanted to taste and review some of their fine chocolates, I was not expecting such an elegant package to arrive! This presentation arrived in a cloth bag with a lovely embroidered Z across the front. A small pocket containing a description booklet of each of their chocolates preparing you for what’s inside. I reached inside of the cloth bag and was welcomed by a beautiful wooden mahogany box that resembled a treasure chest I was looking to explore. I was presented with an envelope-like pocket box. I flipped open the pocket and was presented with 15 colorfully assorted zChocolates. From the exotique collection I enjoyed every bite, but seemed to favor the White Z Chocolate and Chocolate number 24. All of my senses took over when I tasted these fine chocolates. I will always hold on to this box dearly to fill in the near future and to remind me of the great journey of flavors I was embarked in by tasting zChocolat.”

Kurt Gutenbrunner, ”Best International Ambassador” award – Wallsé Restaurant, New York, NY, USA



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Gareth Bartram, 1 Michelin star, 4 AA Rosettes, Winteringham Fields, Scunthorpe, England, UK

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