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How absolutely fabulous it was to come across Ben Le Provost in Guernsey very recently. It was so wonderful to talk with Ben and learn about his wonderful artisanal chocolates. The hand painted lemon one was so fresh and zesty, but my favourite that I have tried is the Armagnac Truffle. This truffle had a crisp outer shell, that burst in the mouth to reveal a silky smooth centre that teased my taste buds with utter delight. I am so looking forward to visiting again and very pleased that I can now order online too.
That should be Ben Le Prevost not Provost!
I LOVE chocolate and have even visited London for Chocolate Week. With the opening of Ben Le Prevost, I no longer have to visit the bright lights for world class chocolate. Tucked away just minutes from the centre of St Peter Port, Ben’s shop is devoted to fabulous fresh handmade chocolate. Ben is always on hand to discuss the unique flavours and select ingredients, he transforms into little works of art. I’m a regular visitor and am constantly impressed with the chocolates on offer. My all time favourite is the violet, but have recently enjoyed more unusual flavours such as sesame and a seasonal pumpkin. There truly is something for every palate and I would highly recommend a visit. I believe Ben even posts his chocolates, so no need for you to jump on a plane, if you’re not fortunate enough to live locally.
Ben Le Prevost provides a wholly charming experience. The chocolates are works of art: the original flavours are simply delicious and everything is beautiful to look at. Ben himself is wonderfully friendly, and is always open to chat about his unique flavours and ingredients (many of which are local to the Channel Islands) with the customer. I highly recommend this this shop, and also advise you try the aromatic Earl Grey, Lemon & Bergamot chocolate, which is my personal favourite. The chocolates make for wonderful gifts or a personal treat and are always reasonably priced. Absolutely fantastic, thank you Ben!
Ben Le Prevost’s chocolates are a recent discovery for me. Locally made in Guernsey (Channel Islands, Britain) often using local ingredients. The flavours range from the sublime to the (seemingly) ridiculous, yet still delicious! My favourites (so far!) are: Lemon (tastes like a silky chocolate lemon curd, really intensely lemony); Rosemary (crisp dark chocolate oblong shell with bright green splashes of colour, delicious fusion of creamy dark chocolate and fresh tasting rosemary – definitely not a roast potato in sight!); Olive oil (surprisingly scrumptious, a light white & green chocolate containing something a lot like sweet mayonnaise – needs tasting to be fully appreciated!); Coffee (beautiful – that’s all i can say! As far away from ‘Quality Street’ as you can possibly imagine…); Banana & Cinnamon (white & orange outside with amazing smooth cinnamon inside and a very subtle hint of banana); Violet (proper old-school vintage 1950s flavour, sumptuous dark chocolate with blue swirls and a subtle yet distinctive flavour); Raspberry Caramel (this has to be my favourite! Zingy, intense raspberry with a subtle after-taste of caramel coming through, all wrapped up in a pretty pink and white shell). As you can tell, I thoroughly enjoyed my chocolates! I was also fascinated to hear about how they’re made with proper cream (none of this condensed milk rubbish!) and fresh ingredients from the knowledgeable Ben (is he maybe ever sooo slightly obsessed with chocolate?!). I’ve now bought these chocolates for both male & female friends (as they’re packaged simply & stylishly), but I have to admit it’s hard to part with them, so I always have to get some for myself as well so I don’t rip the wrapping paper off and just eat the gifts! Luckily for my bank balance Ben’s chocolates are also very affordable, so there’s no excuse not to make regular visits. I think you can also get these chocolates online now, but I find it much nicer to go into the shop, maybe try the latest taste-tantalising invention (Miso?) and hear Ben wax lyrical about food!
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