5 Handmade Gourmet Chocolates From Around The World

Posted on May 07, 2015 by Dorinda Vance | 0 Comments

A chocolate craving can hit you any time, anywhere. Are you prepared? If you’re having a serious gourmet chocolate craving and are not around Reno or Squaw Valley to stop by Dorinda’s Chocolates, here are some other yummy destinations!

At Dorinda’s Chocolates, we understand the importance of using whole, fresh ingredients without preservatives or an artificial taste leftover in your mouth. Here are some of our favorite places that make high quality gourmet handmade chocolates just like we do! If you’re looking for expert advice on chocolate, you can also check out Seventy% or The C-Spot for information on high quality chocolate.

NYC Chocolate: Jacques Torres Chocolate

Handmade Gourmet Chocolates Jacques Torres

If you find yourself in the Big Apple, take a bite out of some chocolate by Jacques Torres, aka Mr. Chocolate. Jacques Torres Chocolate uses fresh ingredients without preservatives, so the confectionary treats are delicious and good for you!

You must taste the infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Chicago Chocolate Treats:
Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Handmade Gourmet Chocolate Bacon Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Vosges Haut-Chocolat was named one of the “Best Chocolates in the US” by Food & Wine. Founder and Chocolatier Katrina Markoff creates special chocolate truffles using additions from spices to liqueurs! Vosges Haut-Chocolat is also Rainforest Alliance Certified, so you can enjoy your chocolate guilt-free as you help save the rainforest.

Want a sinful combination of salty and sweet? Try their bacon chocolate bars!

Paris, France: RICHART

Before visiting the Eiffel Tower, go to RICHART to get your artisan chocolate fix. You can find their handmade gourmet chocolates at multiple boutiques in France.

Seven-time winner of the Ruban Bleu, the most prestigious honor for confectioners in all of France, the Richart family makes chocolates with the best ingredients they can find from all over the world. Richart was also recognized as one of “The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World” by National Geographic for the handmade gourmet chocolates.

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Puccini Bomboni

The traditionally handmade gourmet chocolates at Puccini Bomboni are all made on the premises with the finest natural ingredients. They don’t deliver, but their chocolate creations are worth the trip!

Zurich, Switzerland: Teuscher

Handmade Gourmet Chocolate Tuescher

The chocolatiers at Tuescher have been making amazing chocolate treats for over 70 years, so you know it must be good! They have created hundreds of varieties of chocolates for generations, and their artisan chocolate is free of chemical, additives, and preservatives. They make chocolate bars, biscuits, pralines, truffles -- you name it!

Want a real adventure? Try their Schokoladentorte, a chocolate cake made without any wheat flour.

While their flagship store is in Switzerland, you can find their gourmet handmade chocolates in the United States

Handmade Gourmet Chocolates in California & Nevada

At Dorinda’s Chocolates, we strive to to make chocolates that people can really enjoy and eat. People like quality chocolate, nuts, and caramels—real flavors. It is always fun to try a lavender or Matcha tea truffle, but how many of those can you actually eat? Dorinda makes chocolates that can be enjoyed, such as a lemon truffle, which is made with real lemon juice. You can taste the freshness, the lemon, without preservatives or an artificial taste leftover in your mouth. Every piece of Dorinda’s chocolates tantalizes the taste buds, leaving you craving more.

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