This summer, transport yourself to one of the most beautiful regions of France to savor the freshness and sweetness of the Mediterranean summer in Provence. Reminiscent of the French lilac or lavender fields at the Abbaye de Senanque, this radiant zBox Summer is the epitome of elegance, grace, and gastronomic adventures intricately infused into a collection of six sensationally savory summer chocolate pieces. These pieces are made in Southern France from 100% natural ingredients without any coloring or preservative using various fresh authentic produce from Provence.
Noisettines, in the words of Master Sommelier Gisèle Marguin of the Union de la Sommellerie Française (UDSF), are a “milk chocolate shell, dusted with icing sugar, hiding a surprising blonde roasted hazelnut, which lends an absolutely irresistible crunchiness and a hint of toasted flavor...mid-palate, the exuberance of the praline brings a heady and lavish taste...a mystifying aromatic finish draws you into this mischievous bouquet of flavor and texture.” Nibble on Noisettines and transport yourself to Château d’If, the legendary little island fortress off the coast of Marseille known as the protective military encampment that was turned into a prison in the 18th century and the setting for the wrongful imprisonment of Alexandre Dumas’s hero in his famous novel, The Count of Monte Cristo.
Clamor for Calades de Provence and imagine walking down the narrow cobbled streets in the gorgeous Perched Village of Gordes or Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The harmoniously smooth Calades are exquisitely made from a mellow mix of perfectly roasted plump almonds and hazelnuts, double-coated in a captivating cream of white nougat and melt-in-the-mouth brown milk chocolate to look like those calming cobblestones.
Crave for Fraises in red, like the kaleidoscopic colors of the Roussillon in the Vaucluse, or in white, like the famous white horses of the Camargue, the French cowboy country at the mouth of the mighty Rhône River. An artisanal alliance of whipped cream, white chocolate, and sprinkles of fruit flakes hiding a confectionery core of strawberry or orange jelly, these tangy treats will tickle your taste buds and ignite your imagination with the wonders summer.
Like polished pebbles from the beaches at Calanques National Park or the river stones around the Gorges du Verdon, the irregularly shaped, shiny, and crunchy Galets are gastronomic gems made from impeccably roasted almonds, superbly coated in herb-flavored nougatine, dark chocolate, and pure Arabica coffee. Their exceptional look, glossy texture, and aromatic flavor have made the Galets one of the most celebrated chocolate pieces in this sensational summer selection.
As one of the prettiest pieces in this summer selection, Sésame has flavors that fly you to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the prettiest villages in the Alpes de Haute-Provence. Just like the dramatic destination set amidst stone mountains, Sésame offers a dramatic degustation of finely-roasted and caramelized sesame seeds drenched in milk chocolate praliné coating with a crispy and crunchy cereal at its core.
Indulging in Speculos is like visiting sites like the Palais des Papes and Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms. Just as these edifices were once the center for Christendom around the world, the crispy and crunchy cereals covered with creamy speculoos and milk chocolate are at the heart of this tiny globe of gastronomy.