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Shipping Rates & Timing in Seoul
We deliver within 4 business days and charge a flat fee of USD 20.20 custom duties and local taxes included up to 5 items sent to the same delivery address. Beyond 5 items per delivery address, the shipping cost is USD 7.86 per item. If your order is received before 2PM Central European time, your chocolates ship the same day.
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Since the 60's, the city has risen admirably well (that's a little bit) and it is today an incredible megalopolis very dynamic. However, some neighbourhoods and places have retained a bit of authenticity, such as the old markets that are absolutely awesome. If Seoul is similar to other Asian capitals, you will find lots of parks and places to breathe. This is also where you will make your electronic purchases. The metro will be your main means of transportation. Korean cuisine is very special but exquisite and it is a show at every meal.
The Korean capital is a fascinating blend of history and modernity, blending culture and the country's values. Seoul surprises us even more when we know that it was destroyed after the devastating Korean War only a few decades ago. The largest city in South Korea is booming to this day, and the biggest city in South Korea has nothing but good to offer.
Sandy praline and crunchy cookie are drenched in smooth West African milk chocolate to make an unparalleled chocolate bar that is as equally well-suited for sharing on special occasions as it is for satisfying a casual craving.
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...
Four of our favorite recipes are dazzlingly decorated with 8 leaves of edible 24-karat gold to create the Opal Gold, making it an unexpected opportunity to experience bite-sized chocolate bliss. Complete with a slow-roasted hazelnut-almond praline (number 0), a lavender-infused vanilla ganache (number 1), a delectable Italian gianduja praline (number 2),...
Father’s Day is Sunday June 16 treat the King to something as exceptional as he is. From the smooth and unassuming to the dark and exotic dad, this special edition ZBOX includes the full range of flavors in our Numbered Collection presented in our Traditional and Exotic Assortments packaged in a sturdy ZBOX featuring a crown embellishment....
An Eye for Modern Beauty
Recognized as the World Design Capital in 2010, the capital of South Korea has a reputation for cutting-edge elegance coupled with an affection for modern art. Boasting a large number of museums, markets, and a lively infusion of pop culture, Seoul is considered one of Asia’s top trendsetters. And as a rapidly growing market for chocolate, the country has turned its eye for style towards Europe’s most sought-after candies. While gourmet gifts in general are experiencing increasing popularity, it takes more than just great flavor to impress regional connoisseurs, packaging plays an equally important role as well in determining the overall value of a high-end product. zChocolat’s sophisticated ballotins feature clean lines and sharp black and white designs which have made them a favorite among consumers seeking chocolate with both exceptional taste and strong visual appeal. Solid wood boxes handcrafted in France push the boundaries of the traditional chocolate box even further, resulting in ultra-luxury gifts sure to earn the approval of even Seoul’s most discerning recipients.
Spotlight on Romance
Romantics seeking a way to celebrate a special day have nearly endless options in Seoul, South Korea. Whether it’s watching the sunset from Namsan Tower, enjoying a Han River cruise, or experiencing one of the cities many themed cafes and hotels, there’s sure to be something perfect for every kind of couple. And of course nothing kindles passion better than a box of luxury French chocolates. Gourmet fillings like bergamot-infused ganache, flavorful “fleur de sel” caramel, creamy hazelnut praline, and decadent dark chocolate ganache become even more stunning when covered in colorful heart-shaped couvertures, while special gold leaf-covered chocolate hearts are the ultimate bold romantic gesture. Other exceptional options include an oversized chocolate diamond and a veritable treasure trove brimming with 57 pieces of zChocolat’s most requested recipes packaged in a genuine solid mahogany wood box. Including a personalized message card, a custom image on the box lid, or a heart-shaped padlock with a unique combination make gourmet gifts even more meaningful and are part of the reason zChocolat is a preferred choice for anniversaries, weddings, Valentines Day, and other special occasions.
Luxury chocolate gifts delivered in Seoul
zChocolat, world leader in luxury chocolate gift giving and Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier have been delivering their high-quality and premium French chocolates in Seoul, South Korea since November 1st 1999 and have always made a grand and lasting impression with gift recipients in Seoul. Whether you are shipping to downtown Seoul or the suburbs, zChocolat delivers high-end & exclusive French chocolates within 4 business days and in perfect conditions.
Refined gifts, exclusive and tailor-made
We have a wide selection of personalized chocolate gifts with the name of your recipient including:
This warm, wood-toned, polished mahogany gift box pairs luxury French craftsmanship with epicurean perfection and encases our most sought-after 15-piece Traditional Assortment. From slow-roasted Piedmont hazelnuts praliné of Chocolate n°0 to the lavish ganache of fresh, seedless raspberry purée of Chocolate n°11 in our Numbered...
Travel farther tasting our 4 brand new recipies included in this assortment. With ingredients from around the world, the Exotique assortment is a tantalizing tour of zChocolat’s most uniquely indulgent recipes. Flavors like coconut, lemon, cinnamon, coriander, pistachio, sesame, and violet are expertly paired with classic French chocolate for a...
Indulge your dark side with this assembly of zChocolat’s most sophisticated pieces. Each gastronomic gem in this assortment contains silky 70% Venezuelan dark cocoa couverture combined with exquisitely exotic flavors like velvety Madagascar Bourbon-Vanilla ganache infused with a hint of Provençale lavender, tangy passion fruit, coconut and...
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...
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.
Thankfully, unique temperature sensitive packaging and DHL Express delivery mean connoisseurs of zChocolat’s all-natural, preservative-free confections can enjoy fine French chocolate anywhere in the world. Insulated delivery boxes keep your gift at the perfect temperature while a reflective outer layer provides additional protection from world-famous rays in South Korea.
zChocolat in Seoul
All our Signature Chocolates can be delivered in Seoul and at any time of the year with our summer packaging depending on the season.
While Seoul may be a relatively recent-comer to the international chocolate scene, most Koreans already have a soft spot for one particular chocolate dessert, the famous Choco Pie. Featuring a marshmallow cream sandwiched between two biscuits and dipped entirely in chocolate, the Choco Pie is a regional favorite thanks to its playful ingredients and affordable cost. Fanciful flavor combinations are a hallmark of zChocolat products as well. Recipes developed by Master Chocolatier Pascal Caffet bring together unexpectedly brilliant partners like a passion fruit-infused caramel covered in intense Venezuelan dark chocolate. Other favorites include a pleasantly crumbly Piedmont hazelnut praline covered in California almond-studded milk chocolate and a dark chocolate raspberry puree shrouded in smooth West African milk chocolate. With 26 signature recipes in addition to a number of special collection recipes, your recipient’s biggest dilemma will be deciding which they like best. And because zChocolat uses only 100% pure cocoa butters, all-natural ingredients, and no preservatives, there’s no reason not to try them all.
A Well-connected World
Roughly half the population of South Korea resides in the greater Seoul metropolitan area, making it one of the densest population centers on the planet. And for the 23 million people who call the region home, staying connected is rarely a problem. Seoul is considered to have some of the best cell phone coverage and internet infrastructure in the world, facilitating an exceptionally high speed urban lifestyle. zChocolat makes it easy to keep up with this fast pace by offering an extensive selection of delicious business gifts all available for delivery within three business days thanks to DHL Express Shipping. Clients and valued partners will appreciate personalized details like an image or logo on the lid and their name on the front, while conveniences like package tracking, signature on delivery, and delivery notification eliminate stress for the giver.
Our premium milk chocolates begin with 100% pure cocoa butter, pressed from the finest cocoa beans in Ivory Coast. The result is a creamy confection that perfectly balances the sweet and rich chocolate flavor with incredible international ingredients like slow-roasted Piedmont hazelnuts, unforgettable Italian Gianduja praliné, tasty...
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...
Experience unrivaled sensations as raspberry ganache, passion fruit caramel, lemon-almond paste, caramelized pistachios, and other exciting flavor combinations explode in your palates. From the smooth and unassuming to the dark and exotic, the ZBox 30 includes the full range of flavors in our Numbered Collection presented in our Traditional and Exotic...
Tickle your palates with our four most requested recipes. The ZBox 8 includes two of each of our slow-roasted Piedmont hazelnut pralinés n°0, Provençale lavender-infused vanilla ganache chocolates n°1, Italian gianduja pralinés n°2, and the splendidly salty-sweet Z chocolates. Nestled into a petite version of our...
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.
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...
A smooth dark chocolate exterior gives way to reveal the pleasantly tangy center concealed in each of our Orangettes. Made by gently simmering fresh Corsican orange peels in sugar water before submerging them in premium 70% Venezuelan chocolate, each bite is a remarkable combination of bright citrus flavor followed by a sweet rounded finish. A surefire...
Blissfully bask under the glorious sunshine of the summer sun with these delightfully refreshing Pâtes de Fruits perfectly paired with adorably addicting Chocamandines. The sweet and tangy taste of orange, apricot, lemon, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, and apple-flavored soft candies complement the crunchy indulgence of roasted Valencian...
Customs duties in Seoul
Local duties and tariffs may be applicable upon delivery in Seoul, Such fees are not applied systematically and cannot be assessed in advance because they vary widely from 9% 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 South Korea. If a duty fee is applied, we pay it on your behalf when making entry in South Korea 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 16.83 processing fee. Please note that in some instances, the custom clearance process may delay delivery.Based on our experience, there is a 22% chance that your chocolates will be taxed. We are happy to inform you that our shipping fee is inclusive of all custom duty fees and local taxes in South Korea. Your package will be shipped Delivery Duties Paid to make absolutely certain that your gift recipient does not have to pay any duty fees or taxes upon delivery.
Please note that we do not deliver in South Korea on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) and the following upcoming holidays:
2019-01-01New Year's Day
2019-01-02New Year's Day
2019-02-04Korean New Year Day
2019-02-05Korean New Year Day
2019-02-06Korean New Year Day
2019-03-01Independence Movement Day
2019-05-06Substitute day for Children's Day
2019-09-12Korean Thanksgiving Day
2019-09-13Korean Thanksgiving Day
2019-09-14Korean Thanksgiving Day
2019-10-03National Foundation Day
2019-10-09Hangul Proclamation Day
Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea. Located on the Han River in the northwestern part of the country's Han River, it has a population of about ten million people living within the city walls and 25,620,000 in its urban area (including Incheon), making it the third most populous megacities in the world after Tokyo and Mexico City, and just ahead of New York City. In addition, the city is home to almost half of South Korea's population. The demilitarized zone (DMZ) is approximately 45 kilometres from the city centre.
Founded two thousand years ago by the Baekje kingdom, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, Seoul is for more than five hundred years the capital of the kingdom of Joseon. At the end of the 19th century, breaking with a long tradition of isolation, Seoul opened its doors to foreigners, particularly to the United States: it was the first East Asian city to have electricity, running water, a telephone and a tramway network. Occupied by Japan from 1910 to 1945 and renamed Gyeongseong, the city became the capital of the Republic of Korea when it was proclaimed in 1948. It was severely damaged during the Korean War, one of the major events of which was the Battle of Seoul: the Gyeongbokgung Palace and its large gate were burned down. Reconstructed in the 1960s and 1970s with the help of the United States, it was rebuilt with h3 industrialization and became the face of a modernising South Korea. Since the 1990s, Seoul has seen a significant increase in its population, particularly due to the influx of migrants from South-East Asia.
There is a multitude of things to do and see, but here is a small selection of the visits and activities you can consider during your stay in Seoul:
The freshest and best seafood
Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market is a huge wholesale seafood market and one of the largest in Korea, and its origins date back more than 80 years. The stands are lined up in rows with displays filled with fish and seafood, some of which will surprise you... and everything is freshly caught! Search, trade, and get the best products such as sashimi, octopus, sea cucumbers and many more. You can have everything cooked on site and enjoy your meal in a good atmosphere.
Eat and buy at Seoul's oldest market
Built at the very beginning of the 20th century, the traditional market in Gwangjang has about 5,000 independent shops and shops selling everything, including high quality hanboks (traditional Korean costumes). You can get lost in the maze of shops and alleys. On the spot you will be able to taste some local specialities such as bindaeddeok, a kind of really good salty pancake. Enjoy this with makgeolli, a rice alcohol drink. Everything is very authentic!
Tea and art at Kyung-In Museum of Fine Arts
Today Koreans may enjoy coffee, but tea and tea culture have been part of local culture for centuries and the Kyung-In Museum of Fine Arts is an excellent place to enjoy tea in a very special setting. The traditional Korean house serves a variety of seasonal and unique Korean teas and also has a small art gallery whose exhibitions change frequently. Pretty and quiet outdoor gardens change in appearance according to the season and time of day. The museum is located in an alleyway of the noisy Insadong artery, which makes it an ideal refuge for resting and clarifying ideas.
Relax and get rid of stress
Just like the famous saunas of Scandinavian countries, Korea has its own improved version of the baths and relaxation centers called jjimjilbangs. These establishments can be found everywhere in Seoul and are very popular with all (old people, young people, families, couples, friends, etc...). You will have a wide choice of sweat and relaxation spas (salt room, jade room, charcoal room, etc.). All this being inexpensive, don't hesitate to pay a little more for a skin scrub to come out completely clean and healthy.
Having fun along the river
To escape the hustle and bustle of urban life, the various parks on the Han River offer activities for all ages and interests. Bicycle paths are found everywhere to satisfy bicycle enthusiasts and jogging trails for those seeking exercise with a magnificent view of the river. In these parks, there are plenty of lawns where you can rest and have a picnic. In Korea, you can get free delivery wherever you are, so it's a great way to enjoy the long summer days in these parks.
Shopping like the locals do
While Myeongdong on the north side of Han River may be the popular place for tourists to shop, Garosugil is where the most fashionable people go. This street has a number of shops and independent stores that sell everything in the latest fashion trends and accessories. This is a great place to keep up to date with the latest Seoul fashions. Here you will find many cafes and restaurants as well.
Take advantage of the bustling nightlife centre in Seoul
The Itaewon neighbourhood has long been tainted by its sulphurous reputation and has experienced a renaissance in recent years and is now one of Seoul's most popular places to eat, drink and go out. While international cuisine makes Itaewon a pleasant place during the day, it's the nightlife here that has really exploded, competing with lively neighborhoods like Hongdae and Gangnam. The lounge bars fill up as soon as the sun sets, then long lines are formed in front of the most popular clubs like B1. In Itaewon, you will find all the types of atmospheres you want.
Visit the Leeum Samsung Leeum Art Museum
It is a private museum often forgotten by tourists, but it is well worth a visit to discover one of the best art collections in South Korea. The museum is well organized and easy to navigate with lots of explanations in English and audio guides available for purchase. Beautiful traditional and modern/contemporary Korean art is mostly exhibited here, while special exhibitions are often praised by local critics. You will also enjoy the architecture of the museum's two buildings, designed by renowned architects Mario Botta and Jean Nouvel.
Get a glimpse of traditional Korea
Seoul's horizon is a bit mundane and above all dotted with skyscrapers. But to get a glimpse of traditional Seoul, the Bukchon Hanok Village offers visitors a glimpse of what life was like in the past. These traditional houses were at the centre of the family life highly regarded in Korean Confucian culture. Sleeping at the inhabitant's home in these hanoks houses attracts tourists.
Climbing to the top of the highest point in Seoul
With the vast majority of the South Korean landscape mountainous, it is not surprising that climbing is an extremely popular sport for Koreans. While the most famous peaks and mountain ranges are located outside Seoul, the capital city has Mount Bukhansan (or "Mount Bukhan"), which is the highest peak in Seoul, rising to 836.5 metres above sea level and is a difficult but rewarding climb for experienced hikers and beginners. There are many routes to the different peaks but no matter which one you decide to take, the stunning views of Seoul and the surrounding area are an experience in itself. Beyond the superb stroll, it is an opportunity to meet on the paths the Koreans very friendly and share a snack with them along the paths. Remember to take plenty of water and put on your shoes.