Jean-Philippe Khodara and Valerie founded zChocolat at their home near Aix-en-Provence, which is located in the South of France, in November 1999. They soon realised that the internet provided a good venue to share their passion for luxury chocolates with the rest of the world.
They initially set about finding a master, artisan chocolatier, who would be willing to create an exclusive line of gourmet chocolates, while adhering to the French tradition of not adding preservatives, artificial colouring or alcohol and using 100 percent pure cocoa butter, moderate sugar and high cocoa content . They found a kindred spirit in Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier and Meileur Ouvrier de France.
Pascal Caffet, who has been widely applauded for his miniature works of chocolate-art as well as for his discipline, talent and creativity, created 26 recipes exclusively for zChocolat, numbered from 0 to 24 and the famous Z piece. This collaboration has resulted in worldwide availability of the fine French chocolates. Their signature dark, milk or white chocolates include rich ganaches, prepared with French butter and cream, and soft pralines, mixed with Valencia almonds and Piedmont hazelnuts.
These delights can be procured through zChocolat’s website www.zchocolat.com. Pascal Caffet’s secret is his combination of passion, culinary expertise and years of experience in chocolate making, based on feedback from thousands of customers worldwide.
zChocolat not only creates access to chocolates but also gives equal importance to distinguishing themselves with original packaging and gift customisation. All their packaging – zBoxes, basswood boxes and mahogany boxes – are crafted in France and each box is stamped with a ‘Product of France’ label.
zChocolat believes in strong customer service, which has earned them the ‘Customer Service Award’ from the Better Business Bureau. They strongly adhere to the philosophy that the quality and responsiveness of their customer service should be on par with that of their products. To ensure glitch-free delivery to customers, zChocolat has not subcontracted their logistics or customer service, both of which are handled by zChocolat employees in the South of France. zChocolat delivers all year round to 244 countries worldwide.