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See the world from a chocolate point of view
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Artisans: See the world from a chocolate point of view

Photo credit – “David Legget” (Flickr)


In search of the perfect chocolate, who isn’t?  Chocolate can be a variety of things to a variety of people.  It can range from an old fashioned Hershey’s milk chocolate bar to a dark chocolate truffle. The art of making chocolate varies in style but its method has remained relatively unchanged, unlike many other things in this world.  Those rich, smooth chocolate delights made from the most exquisite cocoa beans, ground, melted, and crafted to have each morsel savored as it moves across your palette. Or, the crack of a Hershey’s bar as you break off a piece of that compact, milky sweet chocolate and let it melt in your mouth.

Now that I have your attention, you may want to learn more about where you can find the very best chocolate.  This review of the World’s Best Chocolate’ is a fantastic online tour of the best chocolate boutiques from around the world.

It takes you on a chocolate  journey through the traditional homes of fine chocolate in Paris, France all the way to Tokyo, Japan for a completely new cocoa experience.   It is unsure which destination was larger surprise, North Carolina or Armenia.  Either way, each chocolatier and shop is reviewed with a note to each of their specialties and uniquely sweet offerings.


Looking a little closer to home? L’artisan du Chocolat is a true French chocolate boutique with locations in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Palm Springs, CA.  If that’s still too far to travel, don’t worry because you can order online.  The owners are true French chocolatiers trained in some of the best schools in Paris , France and have now brought their skills and their sweet delights locally.  Made on the premises daily, these chocolates are like a visit to Paris without the plane ticket and promise to satisfy the most discriminating chocoholics. If you can embark on a tour of the best chocolates around the world, this review is definitely for you.  If however you just need a “mid-week break”, a chocolate boutique around the corner is the next best thing.  Be sure to peruse their chocolate catalog full of incredible inventions including pistachio chocolates, earl grey truffles and of course their parisienne macaroons.  The only way to find out which one is perfect for you is of course to try them all.




L’artisan du Chocolat

Factory – Store in Silver Lake

3364 West 1st. Street, Los Angeles,CA  90004


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Vinnie recently joined the team at Wine and Food Travel as Editor in Chief. We are very excited to have her culinary experience and artistic background to draw from here at WAFT. Vinnie brings a wealth of experience in the culinary arts, professional writing and marketing. Her passion, expertise and her willingness to share her learnings with readers is a welcome contribution to the WAFT team. Vinnie also maintains a food blog where she shares many of her recipes, food experiences and adventures,

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