Chocolate Pariés

8th Jan 2014

Chocolatier Pariés established in 1894 makes excellent chocolates exclusively from Valrhona couverture.  A charming store with very beautiful packaged gifts, their bon bons were delicately flavored.  I bought a small blue and white ceramic boat which said "Biarritz" on the side and was filled with moulded chocolate sardines (one of the cutest chocolate gifts around). The specialty the day I visited was a chocolate bar made from single origin Vanuatu Fijian cacao. This is the first time I tried a chocolate made with cacao from Fiji.  The Fijian chocolate was pleasantly acidic with strong earthy tobacco notes.  It was definitely one of the better single origins I've had.