The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa

Belgium doesn’t have the monopoly on chocolate! In Puyricard, near Aix-en-Provence, the Roelandts family has managed to give it the distinction it deserves, despite it being a delicacy that is not so popular in Provence.
By Angélique Jurquet

Did you know that chocolate is also a Provençale delicacy? Forty-five years ago, a couple with a passion for chocolate settled in Puyricard, a few kilometers north of Aix-en-Provence. At a time when chocolate was not highly appreciated, the Roelandts boldly opened a factory. A successful gamble, as today the family has built a fine reputation and owns 17 chocolate shops throughout all of France…

And it’s still within a factory in the middle of the Aix-en-Provence countryside that Puyricard hand makes all their chocolate delights. Twenty master chocolatiers juggle between tradition and innovation to create sweet treats from 100 different varieties of chocolate, to which are added natural ingredients: fresh cream from Alsace, vanilla from Tahiti, hazelnuts from the Piedmont region of Italy, etc.

This chocolate factory is especially popular during the Christmas and New Year period, when almost 60,000 kilos of chocolates are sold. Filled with ganache, praline, caramel, or almond paste, it’s amazing to think that it takes barely 10 seconds to eat one of these candies, but that each kilo requires nearly one and a half hours of labor. Over the years, the calisson has also become one of the specialties of Puyricard’s temple of sweet delights; there is no question that this chocolate factory is well and truly Provençale !

Discover
Chocolaterie Puyricard
Avenue Georges de Fabry
13540 Puyricard
Tél : +334.42.28.18.18
www.puyricard.fr
The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa
The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa
Twenty master chocolatiers juggle between tradition and innovation to create sweet treats from 100 different varieties of chocolate.
Photography : José Nicolas
The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa
The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa
Hand made chocolates.
Photography : José Nicolas
The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa
The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa
Over the years, the calisson has also become one of the specialties of Puyricard’s temple of sweet delights...
Photographie : José Nicolas

บทความล่าสุด

Back to the source: the perfect Provencal appetizer

Back to the source: the perfect Provencal appetizer

To extend the summer, what better than to treat yourself to a special shared moment enjoying an appetizer with Provencal flavours? L'Occitane reveals some authentic regional recipes for finger food that your friends and family will love.
5 tips to prolong your tan

5 tips to prolong your tan

After the holidays, do you dream of retaining all the benefits of summer, including the beautiful golden complexion you've gained from lazing in the sun? L'Occitane reveals the right beauty routine to ensure that you glow into autumn.
The most beautiful rooftops in Provence

The most beautiful rooftops in Provence

Perfect for extending the summer, rooftops offer beautiful outdoor terraces where you can relax at any time of day. L'Occitane reveals the best spots in Provence to hit the heights this autumn.