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Elegance, Intelligence & Excellence: zChocolat

Zchocolates are handmade in the city of Troyes, France; the mahogany and basswood boxes are painstakingly constructed in the Jura region of France, all zBoxes in the Sarthe region in France – and the customer service, order fulfillment and operations are performed in the South of France. Each box of chocolates is proudly stamped with a ‘Product of France‘ label –bestowing each gift with an aura of distinction.

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zChocolat is committed to elevating the art of gift giving to a new level of personal expression – one of imagination, intelligence, and elegance – and one that assures the sender will make a grand and lasting impression.”

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zChocolat has formed a strategic and exclusive partnership with Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier & Pastry Chef. All chocolates are handmade with zealous adherence to French tradition: no alcohol, no preservatives, no coloring, high cocoa content, low sugar and 100% pure cocoa butter. All signature dark, milk and white chocolates include rich ganaches prepared with the highest quality French butter and cream from Normandy; and finely textured pralinés honed from a perfected mixture of Valencia almonds from Spain and Piedmont hazelnuts from Italy.

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Extending a present is bestowing a portion of thyself. zChocolat allows customers to add a personal touch to all gifts with ease and distinction, transforming a simple act of giving into an unforgettable experience. No initial setup fees, no minimum volumes, no delays.Each gift is accompanied by a natural-fiber greeting card, entirely customizable with a personal message, a personal photo, a company logo or any other JPEG format image uploaded on our website.

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Customers can create their own assortment by individually picking their favorite chocolates. When ordering for themselves, they select the recipes they like best; when ordering a gift, they can also take advantage of our numbered chocolates by “writing-out” a year, a birth-date, a phone number or even a cryptic, numeric code.

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14 years of experience
zChocolat was born in November 1999. We’ve utilized the past 14 years to optimize our products and services, learn from our mistakes, understand our market, build and maintain an extraordinarily valuable database of statistics. Better yet, we survived the 2007-2010 crisis and emerged stronger. “What does not kill you makes you stronger” (Friedrich Nietzsche).
A unique chocolate concept
zChocolat has created a unique chocolate concept with numbered chocolates within an @ symbol in a half gold bullion shape protected under INPI patent 2011.

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100% proprietary software
zChocolat has created easy to use and convenient software for online ordering including our cutting edge website, an iPad web-application and an iPhone web-application. We also developed, own and maintain a state of the art, proprietary CRM system and an order fulfillment system.
Integrated logistics
zChocolat now operates its own 15,000 square-feet logistics center in Forcalquier, France for storage and daily order fulfillment. It is conveniently located 45’ north of its headquarters in Aix-en-Provence. It is equipped with state-of-the-art industrial laser & printing technology, allowing zChocolat to perform on-demand customization while usually still shipping the same-day.

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International express shipping & tracking at reasonable rates
Our luxurious French chocolate, in large measure owing to our strict refrainment of preservatives, is highly perishable, with a short shelf life which is very sensitive to temperature variations (it starts melting at 20° Celsius/67° Fahrenheit). We have perfected expeditious, worldwide delivery solutions throughout the year; all at ultra-competitive shipping fees. We are not aware of any other chocolate company providing comparable services and costs.


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Contact details:

5, rue Fabrot – 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Direct line: +33 (0)4.42.91.43.67
Direct line: 1-800-529-9512 Toll-free from North America
Mobile : +33 (0)6 29 48 42 29
E-mail: margaux.ristor@zchocolat.com
www.zchocolat.com