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Belizean cacao + milk + Tahitian vanilla: this unprecedented combination is like a wave; the crest of which is brimming with white flowers and jasmine; the swell foams with lush floral hints; the sweetness of the vanilla carries it home before another wave, another taste...


Smell the chocolate. Break a small piece and let it melt under your tongue. Allow time for the chocolate to release its aroma. Enjoy. Repeat.

Our single origin chocolate is sourced from one country, one region, and even one single Cocoa farm.

Like fine wine or cheese, each cocoa plant has its roots; an origin that gives it its typicality. A taste that connoisseurs -- you, soon! -- work to identify with pleasure.

Have you ever heard of terroir?

Xibun River Estate, in the middle of which stands a Mayan archaeological site, is located in the center of Belize. The land is fertile, watered, and -- although not certified -- does not receive any herbicides or pesticides. The cocoa trees arrived from Trinidad, Costa Rica and Ecuador in the 1970s and were left to decay at the beginning of the 21st century. But since 2014, Valrhona has helped to rehabilitate the plantation and restore its Belizean richness.

Visit the plantation.

Cocoa Farm - Maya Mountain Cacao - Belize - Valrhona Partner - Old Maya Pyramid

Frédéric comes from three generations of cattlemen-butchers. Trained at Fauchon (Paris FR), one of the most high end caterers, he opens his first store in 1994 in Fontainebleau France.

PASTRY CUP WORLD WINNER, 2013 (as President of the French Team) - PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR, France, 1999 and 2007 - President of Les Relais Desserts, 2003-2018 - Vice president of the Pastry World Championship, 2021. Shops and corners in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan - Berlin, Germany - Tunis, Tunisia. 

Discover Frédéric's full chocolate story

Chocolat-e Team - Frédéric Cassel,  award-winning chocolatier, cofounder of Chocolat-e

Though recycled, compostable, and fit to minimize packaging, our sleeves remain simple and elegant. With less waste and less postage, we are certainly not here to show off. We work everyday to find better solutions and new ways to make our products sustainable.

BAR SLEEVE: Crownboard Craft CRAFT cardboard, made out of 100% primary wood fibres, produced in Sweden. Certified in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, FSSC 22000. FSC CoC & PEFC CoC available. | FLOW WRAP: 100% plant-based cellophane (Natureflex), compostable and biodegradable, produced in France.

Milk chocolate couverture (47% cocoa minimum, pure cocoa butter) - Sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa beans from Belize, whole milk powder, brown sugar, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, natural vanilla extract, vanilla

2.12 oz (60 g)

May contain gluten, nuts, egg, soy. Made in a facility that uses milk.


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