Be sure to please your gift recipient in France by delivering the best chocolates handmade by Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier to his/her doorstep. zChocolat has been delivering its luxury chocolates in France since November 1st 1999. Whether you are shipping to Paris, Marseille, Lyon or any other city or remote area in France, zChocolat delivers fine and high-end French chocolates overnight in perfect conditions. A DHL tracking number is emailed to your attention upon shipment and a delivery confirmation receipt is emailed upon delivery.
Luxury French chocolates are a fantastic way to elevate any occasion. zChocolat is proud to offer sophisticated gifts ideal for major holidays like birthday gifts, Valentine's Day gifts as well as limitless customization options to create the perfect present for personal celebrations.
France’s fondness for chocolate stretches back to the 1600’s when it was presented at court by foreign princesses marrying into the royal line. While young Anne of Austria brought chocolate as part of her dowry in 1615, the exotic delicacy didn’t truly grab the court’s imagination until 1643 when betrothed Spanish princess Maria Theresa gifted chocolate to her fiancé Louis XIV. Packaged in an ornate chest, the chocolate was perceived as a gift of exceptional value and quickly became a favorite of French nobility and a customary indulgence at the Palace of Versailles.From these aristocratic roots, chocolate has become a near national obsession with a total annual consumption approach 400,000 tons. French chocolate production has also earned renown for its rich flavor and outstanding quality. Typically made with less sugar and cream than in other European countries, many consider it the best chocolate in the world. Since 1999 zChocolat has continued this tradition of excellence and has become a favorite of locals and of Francophiles near and far.
Next to Christmas, Easter is the most important holiday season in France. Celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country, it has become associated with a number of traditions including extra reasons to enjoy chocolate. Stories of “flying bells” that return to churches on Easter morning carrying goodies for children and egg rolling contests give the season a special sense of celebration, while the local chocolate shops pull out all the stops. Throughout France, spring’s arrival finds store shelves brimming with both white and dark chocolate rabbits, chickens, eggs, and fish of all sizes, ready to be shared with friends and family. zChocolat captures the best of these traditions with their unique Easter Collection featuring miniature shaped chocolates (friture) and irresistible hazelnut pralines. Made from slow-roasted Piedmont hazelnuts and available in milk, dark, and white chocolate couvertures, the collection’s Easter pralines are an eagerly awaited seasonal favorite made even more festive with elegant special-edition packaging.
Located on an arc of the river Seine, Paris, France is well-known for its exquisite cuisine, forward-facing fashion, and beautiful architecture. From the dazzling Eiffel Tower to the awe-inspiring Notre Dame cathedral, it’s a location that enchants visitors and locals alike with its inherent romance and drama. And as home to what may be the most chocolate shops in a single city in the world, it’s also a top destination for chocolate-lovers. Luxury chocolates from zChocolat embody the best of pure French passion, making any evening in Paris even more magical. The Romantic Collection in particular brings together high quality regional chocolate with other inspired ingredients for gifts that can’t help but draw attention. Giant dark chocolate diamonds filled with crumbly hazelnut praline, intriguing colored hearts packaged in handcrafted mahogany boxes and even Gold leaf-covered chocolates hiding smooth “fleur de sel” caramel on the inside all help make up this extra-luxurious collection. Available options like adding a personalized image on the box lid, including a custom notecard or sealing your gift with a golden combination lock take the allure even further, making gifts from zChocolat an ideal choice for weddings, anniversaries, engagements, and Valentine’s Day.
Sun-soaked beaches on the shores of an impossibly blue Mediterranean sea, scenic villages surrounded by ripening vineyards, and fragrant purple lavender fields have given Southern France almost legendary status. Located in Aix-en-Provence, zChocolat is uniquely situated to deliver not only the best of fine French chocolate, but to create a line of traditional candies that perfectly capture the flavors of this storybook-ready region. Whether your recipient craves creamy honey and orangettes, plump orchard fresh Pâtes de Fruits, or delicately blended almond paste and candied cantaloupe gianduja, each handcrafted confection is made using all-natural ingredients and time-honored techniques to deliver truly authentic flavors. Like all zChocolat creations, these confections are made without the use of alcohol or preservatives and make memorable souvenirs for anyone who has left their heart in Southern France.
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One of the hallmarks of French chocolate is its intense flavor. This is also reflected in a regional preference for dark chocolate, which accounts for roughly 30% of in-country consumption, a sharp contrast from the 5% average around the world. The strikingly robust flavor favored by French connoisseurs is best achieved using pure single origin cocoas, which can unfortunately be more difficult to find on the market. Many manufacturers cut costs by to mixing cocoa butter with other vegetable oils, resulting in a lower-quality product and muddled flavors. zChocolat, on the other hand, relies exclusively on 100% pure, never blended, cocoa butter to craft their world famous chocolate creations. In fact, each of Master Chocolatier Pascal Caffet’s recipes relies on couvertures made from single-origin cocoa beans boasting a guaranteed identifiable “vintage.” zChocolat’s creamy, perfectly balanced, milk chocolate heralds from the Ivory Coast, while their pleasantly bitter dark chocolate is the result of “Caranero Superior”- grade cocoa beans from Venezuela. Certain zChocolat creations even feature a special extra-dark chocolate made from rare Bolivian Trinitario beans for an unexpectedly complex flavor profile that’s became a favorite among France’s most dedicated dark chocolate aficionados.
While corporate gifting is not a social requirement of doing business in France, some companies have found that locally produced gourmet goods are an excellent way to express appreciation to valued clients and recognize important achievements. Made in France using only high quality ingredients and flavorful single origin cocoas, zChocolat has become a go-to choice when making an impression matters most. The ability to add a personalized image or logo to the box, as well as the recipient’s name makes customized gifting easy without the hassle of minimum orders.
More than 30% of chocolate sales in France come around Christmastime. The most widely celebrate holiday of the year, it’s a season characterized by cheerful decorations, bustling Christmas markets, family gatherings, and as one would expect in the culinary capital of the world specialty foods. Many children excitedly countdown to December 25 using advent calendars filled with small treats. Elaborate Christmas meals are spread with rich foods like roast goose, foie gras, oysters, and scallops. Desserts such as the traditional chocolate yule log cake take center stage across the country, while regional sweets, such as Provence’s 13 Desserts, meant to represent Christ and the 12 apostles, add meaning and flavor to the season. Gourmet gifts are also a common site during the season, with luxury chocolates acting as a particular favorite. Whether seeking out small assortments for Père Noël to leave in children’s shoes Christmas morning, packages of truffles to gift neighbors, elegant boxes perfect for sweethearts, or impressive bundles bursting with hundreds of chocolate pieces to share at large group gatherings, zChocolat simplifies holidays shopping. And with a dedicated Christmas Collection featuring the most requested recipes arranged in beautiful limited-edition packaging, it’s easy find something that looks as stunning on the outside as it is delicious on the inside.
Overnight delivery means France’s finest chocolate is never far away. Whether celebrating a milestone birthday in Marseille, planning a luxury escape to Lyon, or thanking a valued partner in Paris, fast shipping by DHL Express guarantees that the best flavors of Southern France will reach your recipient fresh and ready to be enjoyed. Services like signature on delivery, package tracking, and delivery confirmation provide additional peace of mind, while world-class customer service is available to answer any other questions or concerns that arise.
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