Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Divine Chocolat!

I don't know what I love more about Maison-Bouche chocolat, the packaging or the flavors. I discovered this Bay Area company over a year ago in a local shop. What struck me first was the French-looking colorful packaging.



Maison-Bouche was the name given to the kitchen services of the 18th Century French Court. It included the kitchen services for the king, his family and the selected aristocracy accorded the privilege of dining with the royal family. The Maison-Bouche was supplied by the extensive gardens at Versailles, in addition to other royal gardens and those growers sanctioned by the Court.


These tasty chocolates are as good as they look. In flavors such as Fleur de Sel (crunchy sea salt from Brittany), Pamplemousse Rose, Basilic au Poivre, Fleur d'Oranger, and more. These flavorful bars come in Noir and Lait.


They also carry yummy Fleur de Sel (salted) caramels...



...and Langues de Chats, "cat tongue" chocolat!

You can find Maison Bouche at these retail locations or on their website, here.



photos from maisonbouche.com

15 comments:

FrenchBlue said...

Ummmm YuMMy yUmmY...my favorite of all is the Fleur de Sel! It reminds me of my Christmas box last year:) You are the BeSt and this is the bEsT
post ever!! Uh Uh uh!!!
xox's

Jackie said...

Wow - these all look amazing! I'm thinking my husband can stop by the Ferry Bldg. for me this week and get me some - the Fleur de Sel sounds like it would be my favorite!! Thanks for sharing!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

If they taste anything like they look they must be delicious! just beautiful..

lisa golightly said...

I have 3 letters ... Y U M ! Yet another excuse to visit that ferry blg again !

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I am not a big fan of chocolate but the packaging and Salted caramels have certainly caught my eye...

arockridgelife said...

Looks amazing! I can't believe I'm sitting in Paris actually yearning for French-style chocolates from home! Lovely post.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Rockridge...you are in the BEST place for chocolats! Have Fun!

Allidink said...

Oh yum! How cool! I love chocolate. My boyfriend asked me the other day why women were obsessed with chocolate and I'm like "no we're not!" And he's like you never here guys saying "oh I need a piece of chocolate." LOL. This sounds awesome!

All the best,
Allison

vicki archer said...

This is wonderful packaging...xv

Jessica Claire said...

the colours are so lucious!

Noel Solomon said...

OMG my mouth is watering. I Love the looks of these. I want some NOW not LATER. xoxo Noel

Paris Atelier said...

Yum! Lynn, what beautiful candy! My favorite has always been Fleur de Sel....yummy :) I would buy this just for the gorgeous packaging! I love the name of it as well. We visit the Kings kitchen gardens in Versailles and you just brought back a flood of beautiful memories. Thank you!
xoxo
Judith~

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Great chocolate find and beautiful packaging.......might have to try this. I keep meaning to add you to my blog list which I will go do now. Love the post on the logo cars.....you have me thinking, such fun!

Katie said...

Oh wow!! See, that's how one should endulge in decadent chocolate. YUMMY!

Des said...

That looks really delicious. Thanks for sharing.