Bonnat Chocolate from Voiron, France
Bonnat is a family-run company in Voiron, France. It has been handed down from generation to generation for over 130 years. It is currently headed by the founder’s great-grandson, Stéphane Bonnat. Founded in the late 19th century by Felix Bonnat, the company’s first successful chocolate was Pavés de Voiron, cube-shaped pralines wrapped in foil that became an instant hit. Over the years, their selection expanded to include many types of chocolate. In 1983, they began manufacturing chocolate bars made solely with cocoa beans from the same origin. Today, Stéphane collaborates with partners to source the finest cocoa beans in Africa and Asia, and spends several months each year visiting Peru, Mexico, Venezuela Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti and Cuba in search of rare cocoa species. Our selection includes a blend of creamy milk chocolate bars as well as velvety-rich single origin dark chocolate. Each bar is named for the region where the cocoa beans used to manufacture the chocolate was sourced.
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Les Sirènes Philippines 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Limited Edition Dark
This bar is a dark chocolate 75% pure cocoa from the Philippines. In 1609 a ship sailing between Mexico and Spain via the Philippines was thrown on the coast of Japan during a storm. In the middle of the shipwreck, pearl fishermen saved the crew and then the cargo, which consisted partly of cocoa. Unaware that they were dealing with women living from diving, the sailors remained convinced that they had been hauled on shore by mermaids. The ship and its crew set off for the Philippines where the cocoa was planted. This bar is a tribute to the Japanese divers without whom this chocolate would not exist.
The tablet is sold in limited quantities
Dos Cielos Colombia 65% Milk Chocolate Bar
Limited Edition Dark-Milk
This chocolate bar is a grand cru milk 65% Cacao pure origin from Colombia
Dos Cielos is exceptional because its beans “clear break”, retain their bright and golden color after roasting. This feature allows the realization of a milk chocolate with 65% cocoa and facilitates the preservation of all the aromas present in the beans.
A real treasure with flavors of caramel, crunchy gold, sunny jungle that will enchant lovers of sweetness.
Madagascar Criollo 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Using the Finest Criollo Beans
This 75% cocoa chocolate is made exclusively from Criollo cocoa beans. This cocoa is so rare that Maison Bonnat harvests less than 1000kg of this type of cocoa bean, from a surface area of close to 6000 hectares of land. With its very original taste, this chocolate will be a unique experience for chocolate lovers seeking the rare and exceptional.
El Castillero Nicaragua 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
The “Green Lung” of Nicaragua
The beans come from the Indio Maiz protected nature reserve where Maison Bonnat supports local producers so that they can make a living from their agriculture. Considered the green lung of Nicaragua, the reserve is located in the southeast of the country on the banks of the San Juan river.
Chuao Village Venezuela 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
The Flagship for High Quality Cocoa
These cocoa beans are harvested at the very edge of the Chuao village and are the fruit of a harmonious mix of cocoa trees which make Venezuela a flagship country for high quality cocoa growing. They produce a very even chocolate with a symphony of smell and taste which cannot fail to satisfy those who love delicate sensations.
Maragnan Brazil 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Floral & Fragrant
Thought to be lost for close to 30 years, Maragnan cocoa was miraculously rediscovered in the centre of a small Brazilian fazenda in 2012. Only 27 cocoa trees were saved from the “Witches’ broom”, a disease which practically wiped out Brazilian cocoa in the 1980’s. Stéphane Bonnat joined forces with the farmers of the Para region to bring this fine historical cocoa back to life. This legendary cocoa has an entrancing and powerful flavour, but also delicious floral, fruity, and fragrant notes.
Apotequil Peru 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Of the Porcelana Variety
This type of Porcelana cocoa bean is harvested in Peru. It is very similar to the true Venezuelan Porcelana and no doubt arrived in this region as a result of trade between pre-Columbian civilizations. Chocolate made from these cocoa beans is not only truly rare but also has taste sensations as rare as they are complete. When you taste it, you will experience a very large palette of flavors and perfumes, from soft floral scents to powerful and earthy Peruvian notes.
Surfin Fondant Recette Originelle 65% Dark Chocolate Bar
Félix Bonnat’s Recipe from 1884
This bar of dark chocolate with 65% cocoa is made following the original recipe invented by Félix Bonnat in 1884. Venezuela, West Africa, Brazil, Peru and Mexico are the countries from which the cocoas that make up this delicate blend come forming the signature of this chocolate celebrating its 130th anniversary.
Madre de Dios Peru 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
75% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar
Chocolate composed only of cocoa grown in the Madre De Dios region where ancient endemic cocoa trees have been rescued and reproduced in order to safeguard this rare historical heritage. Fruity, delicate but long in the mouth, this chocolate evolves smoothly without being discreet. Ideal to accompany you throughout the day it could become your best Peruvian friend.
Cacao real del Xoconuzco Mexico 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
The First Cocoa known to be Harvested by Man
Real Del Xoconuzco cocoa is the first cocoa known to have been harvested by man. In Mexico, it was given to Emperors of pre-Columbian civilisations, to bring them strength and courage. It was also the first cocoa to cross the ocean, much to the delight of European palates. Yet, the cocoa trees of Xoconuzco are difficult to grow and were gradually abandoned, despite their fantastic flavours. For the first time since 1850, we can now offer you the chance to experience the entrancing fragrance and exceptional flavours of this cocoa, whose history is so very linked to our own.
Porcelana Venezuela 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Rare & Ancestral
This extremely rare cocoa is grown at an ancestral plantation in Venezuela and has an annual harvest of less than 1000kg. The name of the cocoa originates from the porcelain white color of its cocoa beans. This cocoa has a very balanced aroma and the complex flavors of the land of Lake Maracaibo, which will delight your palate. With its combination of strong fragrance and delicate flavors, this chocolate will captivate any lover of exception.
Selva Maya® Mexico 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
From Deep Mayan Territory
Dark chocolate from Mexico 75% cocoa Coming from the depths of the Mayan territory in the heart of Chiapas, these ancient cocoas that make up this bar have been rediscovered after several years of research and adventure. Very balanced, fruity, intense and delicate, this chocolate restores the tastes and fragrances of the fertile lands of Mexico.
Chocolat Awarded the World Gold Awards 2016 at the International Chocolate Awards.
Haïti 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Rich & Fragrant of Citrus
This rich and fragrant cocoa has a very chocolatey flavor which glides into a light overtone of citrus. The cocoa is harvested by farmers with the help of the association Veterinarians without Borders and the pleasure of your taste buds can support large-scale economic and social program with the Bonnat Chocolaterie.
Piura Blanco Peru 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Piura is a type of Criollo cocoa with white cocoa beans which comes straight from the Alto Piura valley in Peru. Harvested at high altitude from the mountain slopes by 12 organizations of small producers which form the Quémazon community, this cocoa makes very light chocolate with a slightly acidic flavor.
Cacao Cusco Peru 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
One of the Oldest Cacaos Harvested by Man
Cusco cocoa is without a doubt one of the oldest cocoas harvested by man. In the Amazonian region of Peru, close to the sacred valley of the Incas, the cocoa trees produce rich cocoa beans with a delicate aroma and subtle notes of cane sugar which end on a strong taste of cocoa.
Los Colorados Ecuador 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Rare Forest Cacao
Created in 2015, this fruity, floral Grand Cru is smooth and full of sweetness. It is a rare forest cocoa harvested by the Tsachilas Indians, who call themselves Los Colorados (the colored).
Morenita Mexico 65% Milk Chocolate Bar
Warm Shades of a Summer Tan
This dark milk chocolate bar incorporates rare Mexican cacao whose natural color recalls the warm shade of a summer tan. This beautiful color allows the production of a milk chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa, while allowing the caramel shade to be applied which suits any self-respecting milk chocolate. Very aromatic, this chocolate will make you discover light floral scents, spices and sometimes fresh mint while the more-intense cocoa profile invades your palate.
Java Indonesia 65% Milk Chocolate Bar
Powerful & Entrancing
This powerful and aromatic casse claire (clear broken) cocoa from the island of Java produces chocolate with an entrancing fragrance.
Chuao Venezuela 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
The Indisputable #1
For five thousand years, the soul of Chuao has shaped its landscapes and the cocoa grown here by generations of farmers remains the absolute benchmark for chocolate lovers. The original cocoa of the Grands Crus, it reaps the benefits of Venezuela’s unique soil and climate. The farmers cultivate their magical forest, between the ocean and the mountains, with simplicity, pride, and skill. Chuao is the jewel of the Grands Crus Historiques created by Raymond Bonnat in 1983. Within it, we faithfully reproduce the cocoa’s pure and powerful notes.
Madagascar 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Fair, Soft, Fruity, Balanced
Madagascar is like the winds and currents of the Indian Ocean: refined, mysterious, gentle and unpredictable. The great island gives the cocoa its character; its notes are soft, fruity, surprising and always fair.
Ceylan Sri Lanka 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Full-Bodied & Balanced
Full-bodied cocoa, without aggressiveness, with a round and warm taste, a delicious Asian scent.
Trinité 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Bright, Passionate & Sunny
Located near to Venezuela, the last pearl of the Antilles, Trinity Island, has entwined its history with the adventure of cocoa for close to five hundred years. With its dreamy landscapes and warm welcome, Trinity Island is filled with legends, both those of the Caribbean and those of its first inhabitants, who elected a beautiful ambassador, responsible for forging happy relationships with the continent and encouraging commerce. The Grand Cru Trinité is friendly and patient, while at the same time showcasing the vitality and light of its native land.
Équateur 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Subtle & Delicate
Color of sun, subtle and delicate perfume in which we guess an aftertaste of flowers and honey.
Puerto Cabello Venezuela 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Fine & Tonic for a Long-Lasting Palate
The gateway to Venezuela for over four hundred years, Puerto Cabello is a major centre for cocoa trading with Europe. It was once full of challenges and encounters, the threshold to a new world. From this sense of adventure, effort and action, we have gained a philosophy, calmer values, and a spirit of solid cooperation with very experienced farmers.
Hacienda El Rosario Venezuela 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Delicate & Powerful
Wonderful cocoa, multiplicity of delicate perfumes, power and sensitivity. It will please the enlightened amateurs. Bonnat’s family has been present in Venezuela for centuries and we have developed a very strong affinity with the historical cocoa production sites. Bonnat’s visits to these original lands are always a learning experience for us, as we continue to search for the perfect taste, for rediscovered essence, ever closer to the chocolatier’s ideal.
Côte d’Ivoire 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Light & Fragrant
Bonnat has perfected the classical qualities of Ivory Coast cocoa: the world of colors and the perfumes of its land, the patient and attentive charm of its farmers, all under the brilliance of the African sky.
100% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar
Natural & True
Pure 100% cocoa. No additives, this chocolate bar truly encapsulates cocoa’s natural aroma.
Ivoire White Chocolate Bar
A smooth & delicious white chocolate from Maison Bonnat perfected with only three ingredients.
Fondant au Café 65% Dark Chocolate Bar with Coffee
Fine Cacao with Fine Coffee
A mixed-origin blend of fine cacao with a coffee infusion.