Happy birthday! We will double the amount of chocolate on your order.
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¡Feliz Cumpleaños! Doblaremos la cantidad de chocolates en su pedido.
Cyber Monday Until Midnight PST today: we DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF CHOCOLATE on all orders placed online.
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  • Cyber Monday Jusqu'au 28/11 08:59 : nous DOUBLONS GRATUITEMENT la quantité de chocolat !
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    To celebrate Women’s Day (March 8), we DOUBLE the number of chocolates included in each online order!
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    Este Día de la Mujer (8 de marzo), doblamos gratuitamente la cantidad de chocolates en cualquier pedido hecho en línea.
    This week, we offer a complimentary chocolate covered in pure 24 karat food-grade gold leaf with each product purchased.
    Cette semaine, nous vous offrons un chocolat Z recouvert à la main d’une feuille d’or 24 carats pour toute commande de chocolats.
    Esta semana, ofrecemos un chocolate Z recubierto a mano de una hoja de oro 24 quilates con cada pedido de chocolates.

    mousse640If you are in France, no matter which region, no matter where you eat, you will most likely be offered the divine French dessert Mousse au Chocolat. You can find it in corner cafés as well as expensive gourmet restaurants. It is a staple in this gastronomically versed country. In fact, it comes as no surprise that they are the inventors of our wonderful chocolate mousse.


    Mousse au Chocolat

    The word “mousse” is a French word that means foam, so Mousse au Chocolat means chocolate foam. When mousse first hit the culinary scene in 1894 it was reserved for savory dishes like fish and vegetables. Then in the early 1900′s the famous French artist Toulouse Lautrec had the brilliant idea of mixing in chocolate to the graceful and airy invention. Thankfully the name that he first gave it, “mayonnaise de chocolat”, has been changed and it has been donned with the more appetizing moniker that we know it by today.


    An Abundance of Options

    You can find hundreds of different versions of the original recipe for this chocolate delight in cookbooks world wide. Some boast fancy ingredients like alcohol, peppermint, oranges or even marshmallows. Some are made with complicated directions that use 3 or 4 different bowls. While this can be fun for some occasions it definitely takes away from or masks the flavor of the original delicacy.


    The Key is Simplicity

    mousse 16x9If what you want is a pure, delicate, and exquisite dessert then I recommend sticking to the traditional French recipe. But keep in mind, the key to this traditional (and in my opinion best) French method is simplicity. The ingredients are few, the directions fairly straight forward so the attention is in the details. You should use only the finest ingredients you can find, rich dark chocolate (and not just whatever you can pick up in the nearest grocery store) and rich creamy butter. It’s also very important to follow the directions well, not skimping or cutting corners. As with any gourmet dish quality of ingredients and skilled preparation are what make the difference.


    Voila! The French Chocolate Mousse Recipe

    -11 ounces of dark chocolate (remember, the best you can find)
    -6 eggs
    -Just over 2 ounces butter (half salted, half unsalted)
    -1.7 ounces of sugar
    -A pinch of salt

    1. Melt the chocolate with the butter in a bain-marie (double boiler)
    2. Whip the egg whites with salt till stiff
    3. Add the sugar and the egg yokes one by one to the chocolate and butter
    4. Delicately mix the white with the chocolate.
    5. Put in the fridge for at least 6 hours.


    Creativity in Presentation of your chocolate mousse

    mug16x9So now you are two thirds of the way to creating the perfect gourmet dessert. You have prepared it skillfully and with the finest ingredients available, all that is left is the presentation. While this step in the process is equally as important as any of the others, this is where you can get a little more inventive and show your personal style. How you serve the weightless specialty is up to you. Serve it in champagne glasses for a more elegant sit down dinner. If you are having a cocktail party serve it in espresso mugs for people to enjoy small samplings while they mingle. You can even put it in delicate pastry shells to make a chocolate mousse tart or in a hollowed out fruit bowl for a really different presentation.


    Bon Appetit!

    However you present your chocolate mousse masterpiece you can rest assured that this wonderful dessert will be mouth watering and decadent and a hit weather you are serving it for a party of 30 or an intimate dinner of one. We wish you bon appetit!