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Chocolaterie de Puyricard, Visites des Ateliers de Fabrication

Puyricard, France
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Franck-Alb B wrote a review Nov 2019
Paris, France27 contributions9 helpful votes
The more difficult was to choose what chocolate to buy. The services are the best and the place very friendly. Yes will come back ASAP.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Ricki21 wrote a review Nov 2017
Long Island, New York432 contributions72 helpful votes
A stop in this chocolate store in Aix is a must. Even if you only purchase one or two pieces. Barely 6 chocolates cost almost 12 Euros but each one is a picture and must be savored. The boxes are individually wrapped and those six pieces were gone pronto!
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Date of experience: October 2017
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MustBe wrote a review Sep 2017
London266 contributions167 helpful votes
We arrived at Puyricard already having been told that here we'd find the best chocolate in the world! Well..ok. For me, when you boast about the best chocolate in the world, you actually have to begin with where it comes from. Therefore, it has to come from Venezuela. So, when I arrived I immediately asked to see and taste their Venezuelan chocolate. At first the two receptionists were cool and nonchalantly strode around the factory reception pointing at this confection and that chocolate bar. I pointed out that none of these were Venezuelan. A senior was summoned from a back room. Once again the room was criss-crossed as various chocolates from every producing country you can think of were proffered. But they are NOT Venezuelan, I offered in dissonance. Panic set in, all three assistants now ashen-faced, started turning over boxes, opening cupboards and scanning display cabinets, as they began to feel devoid of the jewel of all chocolate. Hurrah ! A loud cheer went up. Proud as a pompous peacock, one of the assistants had found it...yes..a bar of Venezuelan chocolate and strutted with it held aloft as though a great victory had been won. I bought it on the spot. Its now 4 weeks later and I am yet to choose the special occasion and the friends with which to enjoy it. Puyricard - chocolate worth searching for and worth visiting for the fun.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Brian Morris wrote a review Aug 2016
Gold Coast, Australia333 contributions84 helpful votes
We were so lucky to book in for the English speaking tour for today as we were the only customers. The tour is supposed to last 50 minutes but Margeau our very pretty guide gave us a 75 minute tour. The tour starts with a video explaining how the factory commenced in 1967 and how today it is still pretty much hand made. The only disturbing thing I heard in the video is that they "do not believe in Fair Trade as Efficient trade is better" After the video you dress in protective clothing and headgear and disinfect your hands before entering the factory. You are not allowed to carry anything and cameras are not permitted. There is only a small staff working in a very clean and quiet environment which has few if any machines. However during December the staff increase considerably as that's when 45 % of their annual production takes place for the Christmas market. The chocolate only has a shelf life of three weeks before it looses it's quality as no preservatives are used, so it was useless buying any to take back to Australia for gifts. We did get to taste many varieties which were absolutely delicious and rich in taste. An interesting tour with no pressure to buy.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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LesFor wrote a review Feb 2016
Hessle, United Kingdom24 contributions8 helpful votes
A superb place to visit! See luxury chocolates being made and marketed. A little expensive, but great quality for the price! We always purchase a selection of the best items to take back to our friends in the UK
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Date of experience: February 2016
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