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Shipping Rates & Timing to China

We deliver within 5 business days and charge a flat fee of USD 21.08 per shipment for up to 5 items sent to the same delivery address. Beyond 5 items per delivery address, the shipping cost is USD 5.85 per item. Please note that if at all possible we may ship your chocolates a day early to anticipate possible delays when shipping to China. If your order is received before 2PM Central European time, your chocolates ship the same day.

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  • Traditional

    The Traditional assortment is an assortment of time-honored flavor combinations prepared with a distinctive zChocolat touch. From a raspberry ganache covered in dark chocolate to a passion fruit caramel blanketed in milk chocolate, it’s a delicious way to experience the essential zChocolat recipes.  Includes pieces 0 to 11 from the Numbered...

  • Summer zBox 30

    This time, our handcrafted gourmet chocolates are partnered with the fresh flavors of orchard-ripened fruit and a pure lavender pouch in this special Summer zBox.  Packaged in a colorful edition of our always-sophisticated ballotin, each order includes 15 pieces of our most-requested chocolate recipes bundled with our assortment of all...

  • Z Chocolate Only

    Dedicated exclusively to the only chocolate worthy to be known simply as Z, this assortment is the perfect way to indulge in pure zChocolat goodness. Each piece is either a white, milk, or dark chocolate rendition of Pascal Caffet’s signature recipe and is bursting with salty-sweet caramel and rich hazelnut praline. A scrumptious solution for those...

  • Praliné

    The classic French praline is perfected in this extraordinary assortment.  Chosen from our famous Numbered Collection, each piece features carefully ground ingredients like hazelnut, sesame seed, almond, pistachio, coriander, and walnut, blended with just the right amount of premium cocoa. With a slightly sandy texture and a rich nutty flavor, you'll...

High-quality chocolate gifts delivered in China

Be sure to please your gift recipient in China by delivering the best chocolates handmade by Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier to his/her doorstep. zChocolat has been delivering its luxury chocolates in China since November 1st 1999. Whether you are shipping to Shanghai, Beijing, Tientsin or any other city or remote area in China, zChocolat delivers fine and high-end French chocolates within 5 business days in perfect conditions. A DHL tracking number is emailed to your attention upon shipment and a delivery confirmation receipt is emailed upon delivery.

Gifts to China

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.

  • Birthday 30-pc

    Spice up the birthday bash with our entire Numbered Collection, composed of our 15 most traditional chocolates including 3 of our ever-famous Z pieces: a combination of a crunchy praliné with sweet and salty caramel - and our exotic assortment: a unique, gourmet selection of chocolates.

  • Exotic

    With ingredients from around the world, the Exotique assortment is a tantalizing tour of zChocolat’s most uniquely indulgent recipes.  Flavors like coconut, lemon, rose, coriander, pistachio, sesame, and violet are expertly paired with classic French chocolate for a collection that is as unexpected as it is exceptional.  Includes pieces 12...

  • Milk Chocolate

    Our premium milk chocolates begin with 100% pure cocoa butter, pressed from the finest cocoa beans in the Ivory Coast. The result is a creamy confection that perfectly balances sweetness and rich chocolate flavor. Bringing together 13 of our most requested milk chocolate recipes, plus two Z chocolates, this assortment is the perfect way to pamper those...

  • Birthday zBox 15

    An exceptional display of birthday glee presented through this black gourmet Birthday zBox 15.

Modern-day Love Story

From history-laden Beijing in the north to mountainous Chongqing and bustling Guangzhou in the south, China has an ancient fondness for fine foods. Among the many idioms that make Chinese such a poetic language is the expression “Min Yi Shi Wei Tian,” which roughly translates to “for people, food is heaven” or even “food is the god of the people”. Throughout its many millennia-long history, China has embraced food as one of life’s ultimate luxuries. And while chocolate may be a newcomer to the Chinese gourmet scene, its popularity has experienced a meteoric rise. Despite the fact that just a few decades ago most Chinese had never even eaten chocolate, European chocolates have become a popular indulgence and an in-demand gift for special occasions.

A Tradition of Lavish Gift-giving

As a country with deep ties to Confucianism, gift giving plays an important cultural role in China. Gifts present an opportunity for the giver to fulfill multiple traditional responsibilities, including respect for elders, commitment to family, and affection for friends. Individual consumers in China are increasingly turning to European chocolate when seeking an opportunity to indulge, making luxury chocolates particularly popular as gifts. Because of its connotations of wealth and prosperity, gifts that include gold are also perennial favorites for many different Chinese occasions. The zChocolat Gold Collection brings together the best of both fine French chocolate and the symbolism of precious metals, making it easy to find a meaningful and unique gift that’s sure to be treasured. Gilded in a thin layer of food-grade 24 karat gold leaf, each chocolate in the Gold Collection is an example of perfected elegance and underscores zChocolat’s reputation for delivering the world’s best chocolate gifts. Sophisticated packaging further elevates each box into a comprehensive culinary experience that’s ideal for acknowledging holidays, milestone birthdays, and business successes.

Gourmet Chinese New Year’s Gifts

Although elaborate gifts aren’t unusual at any time of year, gift giving reaches its zenith during the Chinese New Year’s. Marking the beginning of the new Chinese lunisolar calendar, in mainland China the occasion is celebrated with special customs and foods. Families often travel great distances to be together, and rituals such as tomb sweeping are opportunities to pay respect to deceased ancestors. Gifts are commonly exchanged and red envelopes filled with money are frequently presented to children. Because just the right gift can mark the beginning of an auspicious year for both giver and receiver, zChocolat has developed several products perfect for the occasion. Beautiful pate de fruits make a sweet accompaniment to traditional mooncakes, and flavorful French candies such as calissons, orangettes, noisettines and nougats are favorites of both children and adults. zChocolat also offers a beautiful 15 piece assortment of their best French chocolates available in special Chinese New Years packaging just for the occasion.

Romantic Chocolates to China

The Western traditions tying together chocolate and romance have been embraced throughout much of mainland China and occasions such as Valentine’s Day, weddings, anniversaries and engagements are each appropriately enhanced with a chocolate gift. The Lantern Festival at the end of the Chinese New Year’s is also a traditional time for sharing gifts with loved ones and sweethearts. To meet this need, zChocolat has crafted several specialty products that convey equal parts elegance and romance. For example, zChocolat’s stunning half-pound heart-shaped chocolates filled with hazelnut praline make show-stopping anniversary gifts, while their bite-sized chocolate hearts covered in colorful dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, and red chocolate couvertures are unforgettable wedding favors. The ability to include a personalized image on the box or even a heart-shaped padlock with a customized combination adds additional layers of love-themed luxury.

Pascal Caffet

All our chocolates are handmade by our chocolate master Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier, with zealous adherence to French tradition: no alcohol, no preservatives, no coloring, high cocoa content, low sugar and 100% pure cocoa butter.

Summer Packaging

No matter where your recipient lives, our unique temperature sensitive packaging and rapid DHL Express delivery mean connoisseurs of zChocolat’s all-natural, preservative-free confections can enjoy French chocolate anywhere in the world. Insulated delivery boxes keep your gift at the perfect temperature while a reflective outer layer provides additional protection.

We do not deliver in China on:

Weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) and the following holidays:

  • 2018-01-01 New Year's Day
  • 2018-01-02 New Year's Day
  • 2018-01-27 Spring Festival
  • 2018-01-28 Spring Festival
  • 2018-01-29 Spring Festival
  • 2018-01-30 Spring Festival
  • 2018-01-31 Spring Festival
  • 2018-02-15 Spring Holiday
  • 2018-02-16 Spring Holiday
  • 2018-02-17 Spring Holiday
  • 2018-02-18 Spring Holiday
  • 2018-02-19 Spring Holiday
  • 2018-02-20 Spring Holiday
  • 2018-02-21 Spring Holiday
  • 2018-04-05 Tomb Sweeping Day
  • 2018-04-06 Tomb Sweeping Day
  • 2018-04-07 Tomb Sweeping Day
  • 2018-04-29 Labor Holiday
  • 2018-04-30 Labor Holiday
  • 2018-05-01 Labor Holiday
  • 2018-06-18 Dragon Boat Festival
  • 2018-09-24 Mid-Autumn Festival
  • 2018-10-01 National Day
  • 2018-10-02 National Day
  • 2018-10-03 National Day
  • 2018-10-04 National Day
  • 2018-10-05 National Day
  • 2018-10-06 National Day
  • 2018-10-07 National Day
  • Chocamandines

    Plump Valencia almonds from Spain have been roasted and drenched in intense Venezuelan dark chocolate to form the heart of this nutty confection.  But what really sets our chocamandines apart is the Criollo dusting on the outside. Sourced exclusively from the Chuao plantation in Venezuea, Criollo is an intensely rich cocoa powder that takes chocolate...

  • Dark Chocolate

    Indulge your dark side with this assembly of zChocolat's most sophisticated pieces. With fillings ranging from tangy passion fruit to sultry Kenyan coffee, each member of this assortment was included because of its silky 70% dark cocoa couverture. The resulting collection is at once robust and sensual, sure to be appreciated by dark chocolate aficionados...

  • Pepites

    Valencia almonds are roasted and chopped before being drowned in either 70% Venezuelan or 40% Ivory Coast milk chocolate to make these intriguing treats. A mouthwatering combination of smooth and crunchy textures, you'll want to keep several boxes on hand for whenever cravings strike.  

  • Pâtes de Fruits

    With a jewel-like appearance and smooth, supple texture, one bite of our Pâtes de Fruits assortment will instantly transport you to the Provence countryside. Because each piece begins with fresh orchard fruit picked at the peak of sweetness, these candies nearly burst with natural cherry, lemon, apple, orange, strawberry, raspberry, and apricot...

  • Sapphire

    This warm wood-toned polished mahogany gift box pairs luxury French craftsmanship with epicurean perfection as it contains our most sought-after Traditional 15-piece Assortment with luscious pralines, subtle ganaches and solid chocolates. You may change this default chocolate selection by clicking on MY CHOCOLATES below.

  • Hearts

    Whimsical heart-shaped morsels are drenched in colorful chocolate coatings to create our most romantic collection ever. Featuring four intriguing recipes, this assortment pairs classic flavors with fanciful exteriors. Rich hazelnut pralines take cover in creamy milk chocolate. Decadent dark ganache hides beneath an unassuming white surface. Vanilla...

  • All Numbers

    This chocolate assortment pack is the perfect choice to experience heavenly French chocolates for the very first time. It includes our Traditional and Exotic assortments with our entire Numbered Collection of chocolates from number 0 to number 24 plus 5 legendary Z chocolates.

  • All Numbers & Z

    This chocolate assortment pack includes our Traditional, Exotic and Z chocolate Only assortments with our entire Numbered Collection of chocolates from number 0 to number 24 plus 20 pieces of our most popular chocolate, the Z chocolate: a duo of sweet and salty caramel with Bourbon-Vanilla from Madagascar and a crunchy slow-roasted Piedmont hazelnuts...

Business Gifts from zChocolat

With a population of more than 1.3 billion people and an economy that has experienced the longest sustained expansion of any major economy in history, the Chinese business world is a force to be reckoned with from any perspective. Gift giving is a well-established practice in Chinese business, and gifts featuring elaborate details are the norm. Because they offer incredible quality coupled with an unprecedented level of customization, zChocolat products are perfect for making a positive impression on Chinese business partners, clients, and contributors. Unlike generic gift baskets which are often delivered and forgotten, zChocolat gifts arrive in sophisticated packaging that will be treasured long after the chocolates themselves are gone. And with options like having the box engraved with a client’s name, placing a company logo on the box lid, personalizing the wax seal securing the chocolates, and writing a personalized message card, each gift is as unique as the recipient.

Simple Shipping to China

Sending gifts to China can often feel overwhelming and complicated, but zChocolat is dedicated to making the experience convenient and secure. Package tracking, signature on delivery, and delivery confirmation mean that you’ll never have to worry that a package destined for Guangzhou has landed in Beijing, or that a gift for someone in Shanghai is now stranded in Chongqing. And special insulated packaging means your chocolates will always arrive as fresh and delicious as the moment they were made. zChocolat has been providing gourmet gifts to China since 1999, and has earned a reputation for creating a stress-free shopping experience to destinations around the world, including cities throughout all 9.5 million square kilometers of mainland China. Exceptional customer service and flat-fee DHL Express shipping, mean that no matter the destination or occasion, it’s easy to pamper someone special in China with France’s best chocolates.

Customs duties in China

Local duties and tarifs may be applicable upon delivery in China. Such fees are not applied systematically and cannot be assessed in advance because they vary widely from 10% to 30% of the total declared value (invoice amount less shipping charge). If you send our chocolates as gifts, we make absolutely certain that your gift recipient does not pay any taxes upon delivery. We ship Delivery Duties Paid to China. If a duty fee is applied, we pay it on your behalf when making entry in China and bill you separately upon receipt of the local customs invoice several weeks after delivery. An invoice is sent to you via email at such time including a USD 17.56 processing fee. Please note that in some instances, the custom clearance process may delay delivery. Based on our experience, there is a 59% chance that your chocolates will be taxed.

Other Worldwide Destinations

Not only do we deliver year-round in China, but also to a growing number of destinations in 244 countries around the world, including Spain and Canada.

For tourists seeking extraordinary trips, China offers both unforgettable landscapes but also a civilization and culture that goes back several millennia. On an absolutely immense territory, 23 monuments are included in the world heritage and the sites to visit abound there like Guilin, the Five Sacred Mounts with their marked paths, or the banks of the Yangtze. To discover China is also to immerse oneself in a radically different culture, to let oneself be overwhelmed by its traditions and its contrasts of landscapes. In short: to immerse ourselves in another world. China's climate varies considerably depending on the geographical area in which you live. In the north, where Beijing is located, summer temperatures can easily exceed 30° while winters are extremely harsh. Central China, which hosts Shanghai, for example, has a continental climate, characterized by very hot summers and cold winters. Finally, the southern part of the country, where Canton, for example, is located, has a subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. A country with strong agricultural roots, China covers villages scattered throughout its territory, which is a real peculiarity. Like the large Chinese cities, these campaigns have a local artistic culture and some villages have even been recognized for their historical and cultural interest since the end of 2006 by China. Its geography is also very specific: there is a succession of high mountains with areas of plains and plateaus, decorated with numerous lakes, there are some 2000 throughout the country. In 2015, China should build a national computer database on monuments. Meanwhile, the cultural sector benefited during the 1990s from a government investment of 700 million yuan, part of which was used to renovate monuments or damaged rooms. In 2004, the Tibet region also earmarked 70 million yuan for the restoration and protection of three major historic monuments: the Potala, Norbulingka and Sagy Monastery. A trip to China means immersing yourself in a history that goes back more than 5000 years. The country has thus known different dynasties, including the Xia, Shang, or Zhou, each bringing its share of scientific knowledge and mastery. We know, for example, that under the Shang, the Chinese already knew how to make iron instruments. In later centuries, China also made other discoveries such as the manufacture of paper or powder. The first feudal state of centralized power was born in China in 221 BC. It's the Qin dynasty. It was followed by many others until the revolution of 1911, which put an end to the monarchy and established the provisional government of the Republic of China. Another important milestone: the People's Republic of China was founded on 1 October 1949. Today, the country has a population of 1.3 billion, or one fifth of the world's population, and a strict birth policy is in place to control population growth. China is also the third largest country in terms of area, with an area of 9.6 million square kilometers. A majority of economists believe that this country will be the most powerful world economy in the next twenty years. 50 million tourists go there every year.

Art and culture in China

The evolution of Chinese calligraphy has given birth to an art of writing in itself and remains very dynamic in contemporary China. Each dynasty left traces of its own form of calligraphy. Chinese painting is an art that is also associated with it: paintings of characters, landscapes, flowers and birds are thus an integral part of traditional Chinese painting.

What to visit in China

China attaches great importance to its cultural heritage, consisting of nearly 400,000 monuments. There are many must-see monuments to visit, but if only a few were to be retained, you would opt for Beijing and its Great Wall, The Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Dingling Tomb. In the city of Xi'an, the statues of the warriors and the terracotta horses of the Qin are also worth a visit. An escapade to Shanghai, and it is the beauty of the Huangpu district as well as the Nanpu bridge and its acrobatic shows that invite you to discover. China, a country-continent so present in our daily lives through manufactured products "made in China" and yet such a distant and mysterious country... As part of the preparation of our world tour, I listed with Magda at least 10 things we would like to see in China. Some are known by all, others much less...

1- The Forbidden City

One cannot speak of China without mentioning the imperial palace built at the beginning of the 15th century under the Ming era and which today houses a museum. Stretching over 72 hectares, this monument that the Chinese simply call S’étendant "the ancient palace" is the largest architectural complex in China. Located in the heart of the Chinese capital, a stone's throw from Tian'anmen Square further south, this marvel has been on UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List since 1987.

2 - The warriors and the terracotta horses of Emperor Qin Shi Huang

Warriors and terracotta horses are found 1.5 km east of Emperor Qinshihuang's tomb in Xi'an Lintong district. In this site, on which we find several pits (4 exhumed to date), there are more than 8000 statues of warriors (almost all different faces) and horses as well as weapons whose realism is striking, testimony of the refinement of Chinese art comparable to the precision of the Hellenistic style.

3 - Emei Shan

Mount Emei Shan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a sacred place from which the Buddhist religion spread throughout South East Asia. Culminating at more than 3000m of altitude, one finds at its top the golden temple and the copper temple to which one reaches by a monumental staircase, guarded by imposing statues of elephants on both sides of the road.

4 - The Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam

One of the three largest dams in the world, a Chinese technological feat, an ecological aberration for others, this high place of Chinese civil engineering leaves no one indifferent.

5 - The Great Wall

No, it is not visible from the moon as some claim. About 6,700 km long, the Great Wall is actually the junction of several sections of walls that were built under different eras from the 3rd century B.C. until the 17th century. These fortifications were to protect the northern border of China.

6 - Jiuzhaigou: the "valley of the nine hamlets

This valley inhabited by Tibetans did s´est open to the outside world only in 1995 with the construction d´une road. Its access remains difficult to this day. Jiuzhaigou is located in a nature reserve in Sichuan (south-west). Known for its Wuhuahai lake and waterfalls, Jiuzhaigou is also home to Tibetan villages. The site comprises more than 100 lakes over 600 km2. Each of them has an evocative name: Lac du Cygne, Lac du Bambou, Lac de Fleur à Cinq Pétales, Lac du Miroir ...

7 - The Potala Palace

Former private palace of the Dalai Lamas (the fourteenth Dalai Lama now resides in Dharamsala in northern India), the Potala Palace is now a museum. Built at 3700 m altitude, it consists of two palaces: the red palace and the white palace. The white palace is the part of the palace that was used for the Dalai Lama's residential quarters while the red palace was used for religious study.

8 - The famous "Longmen Caves

13 km south of Luoyang city in Henan province, on the banks of the Yishui river are the famous caves. Begun at the end of the 5th century AD, their construction spread over 400 years and there are more than 100,000 Buddhist statues spread over nearly 2,345 caves or niches. The best known are the Guyang, Binyang and Lianhua caves dating from the Northern Wei dynasty (386-534) as well as the Ten Thousand Buddha Cave, dug under the Tang (618-907). Don't miss also the Guyang, Binyang and Lianhua caves dating from the Northern Wei (386-534) as well as those of Qianxisi, Fengxiansi, Kanjingsi and the Ten Thousand Buddhas cave, dug under the Tang (618-907).

9 - Yangshuo rice fields

The rice fields around the town of Yangshuo can be discovered by renting a bicycle. If you wish to admire the rice terraces, you will have to go a little way that will take you 200 km further (return your bicycle before eh), in the region of Longsheng. There, you will be able to contemplate the terraced rice fields of the dragon's back.

10 - The Pagoda Forest ( Shàolín Sì)

Gigantic cemetery built in homage to the high monks of the Shaolin temple, the Pagoda Forest is composed of 246 pagodas whose origin goes back to the Tang dynasty (791 AD). It is one of the best known places for this type of buildings in China. The forest stands 2 min walk west of the Shaolin Temple.

Gastronomic specialities in China

A geographical North/South division confirms two distinct culinary traditions: in the cuisine of the North, pasta plays a predominant role and the cuisines of Beijing, Tianjin and Shandong are the best known local gastronomies. We will thus appreciate to taste in the capital dishes like the lacquered duck and the ravioli with fish and vegetables. On the other hand, southern cuisine is much more spicy and is accompanied by rice and rice products. As for drinks, the local beer is of very good quality: Qindao or Tiger Bear have a very good reputation. So try it in moderation during your stay in a hotel in China.