zChocolat (Chocolate Brand)
French chocolatier zChocolat was started in 1999 by Jean-Philippe Khodara and his wife Valerie. The company is known for its distinctively styled premium chocolates and ultra stylish packaging.
The chocolates are produced in Aix-en-Provence, France by award winning chocolatier Pascal Caffet. Their house chocolates have a distinctive look, with each flavour being individuall numbered (0 – 15 and “Z”) with the number embossed into the chocolate shell itself. Flavours are typically French, with lots of praline variations
The signature ‘Z’ chocolate is a vanilla bourbon caramel with a crunchy Piedmont hazelnut praline. It comes in three varieties – white chocolate, 40% Ivory Coast milk chocolate, and a 70% dark Venezuelan.
The company is most famous though for their packaging, with chocolates being shipped Worldwide in solid mahogany boxes in different sizes. A wide range of other packaging options are available to customise and enhance the chocolates even further, including engraving, having your photo or logo on the box, USB keys and even heart-shaped padlocks to keep your chocolates safe.
The company has received several awards for its chocolate and website from the likes of Forbes, The Food Network and The Wall Street Journal.
zChocolat offers a unique lifetime ‘VIP Membership’ scheme, which offers a variety of benefits for a one-off lifetime fee. Benefits include a 15% discount on all chocolates, free personalisation options (such as diamond engraving on their trademark wooden chocolate boxes) and a free welcome gift.
Buying zChocolate Online
zChocolat sell their chocolates exclusively through their own website.