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La Maison du Chocolat, faithful to the ‘L’art de vivre’ philosophy

May 9, 2019 |

The origin of La Maison goes back to Paris 42 years ago. It currently has 44 stores in seven countries and maintains the spirit of “haute couture” chocolate that its founder imposed.More info

Cocoa has been domesticated in Central America for 3,600 years

November 7, 2018 |

A study, carried out by 18 researchers, reveals new data on the evolutionary history of the plant.More info

Fauchon takes French culinary excellence to the rest of the world

June 1, 2018 |

With 60 shops and restaurants all over the world, the French house, which has historically been a place of passage for great pastry chefs, today offers creative and surprising pastry led by the young chef Francois Daubinet.More info

Maison Dalloyau, a living legend

April 4, 2018 |

Its history goes back to the times of Louis XIV, it embodies the art of living ‘à la manière française’, and currently has 39 stores around the world.More info

Maison Ladurée. Paris emblem

June 30, 2017 |

Glamour, authenticity, exclusivity, and Parisian philosophy are some of the characteristics that define this pastry temple born in the nineteenth century. Its famous macarons have achieved glory and the recognition of experts and aficionados.More info

Glass “Goûte” in the shape of a finger that improves the taste of food

February 15, 2017 |

The spoon has been designed by Michel / Fabian as if it were an extension of the hand so as to enjoy creamy foods such as yogurt, honey, giandujas, porridge, or chocolate mousse.More info

Chocolate and design come together in the Xoco 3d printer

August 31, 2016 |

A glass dome, multicolor LED lights, and a mobile application to control the designs and order of each print. Thus is the delightful chocolate 3D printer.More info

Desserts inspire the master chefs’ new ice creams

July 1, 2014 |

With the arrival of spring and summer, some of the most oustanding pastry chefs in the French tradition are focusing on ice cream. Pierre Hermé, Christophe Michalak, Ladurée and Oberweis are among those who have launched new products in this sector. With the exception of Ladurée, this year the new ice cream products are more or less inspired by their own cake creations or by the classics of the pastry maestros.More info

Intestinal flora are responsible for the benefits of dark chocolate

March 28, 2014 |

Bacterias such as Bifodobacterium or lactic acid are responsible for the assimilation and fermentation of dark chocolate in our intenstines for subsequent conversion into anti-inflammatory elements. Their properties and health benefits for the heart have long been attributed to dark chocolate without knowing exactly why…until now.More info

How to choose the right packaging for chocolate?

January 10, 2012 |

The added value that packaging has in the chocolate industry is nowadays an evident fact to be taken into account, since packaging has turned out to be an excellent communication tool through which the image and value of a brand can be transmitted. For that reason, the research done by the managers of the Salon du Chocolat in Paris is highly interesting. In it, six successful trends are proposed which can assist a chocolatier to choose the perfect packaging for their products.More info