Valentine’s Day is just a month away and if you are looking for the best gift to give your partner, why not indulge in the finest chocolates by these most famous chocolatiers? Unlike the usually branded chocolates, these chocolates use only the finest ingredients to create the most visually appealing and delicious chocolates.
Try the Norman Love Confections! The cheery colored designs on their chocolates are either hand-painted or airbrushed into chocolate molds before being filled with Belgium, French, or Swiss chocolate.
They also incorporate other ingredients like pureed raspberries, bananas, ginger, passionfruit, and hazelnuts. Browse this sweet collection of 10 Most Famous Chocolatiers!
10- CHARLIE’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY
This one is a legitimate chocolate paradise! Charlie’s Chocolate Factory in Burnaby is a family-owned business that was established during 1970. Ever since it has been one of the most famous chocolatiers where customers can find literally anything related to chocolates!
In this massive store, you can find the finest chocolates carved into anything – flowers, cell phones, toys – you name it. But it is most known for its chocolate river. It is a perfect choice for personalized chocolate gifts.
9- THORTONS CHOCOLATE
The Thortons Chocolate is located at United Kingdom, owned by Richard Thorton, and has been making chocolates for more than 100 years! Yet, its chocolates remain the finest in Britain, although this chocolate brand is also very popular in many other parts of the world.
This company is most popular for its chocolate toffees made from hand-picked cocoa beans from New Guinea, Papua, and Tanzania. Their chocolates usually have hard outer layers and chewy insides. If you want to taste their products, you can only purchase them online.
8- NORMAN LOVE CONFECTIONS
In Florida, whether its Valentine’s Day or not people are always swarming inside the Norman Love Confections. Their chocolates are very popular because aside from its unparalleled taste, it is also visually stunning which makes it a popular gift for couples and friends.
The cheery colored designs on their chocolates are either hand-painted or airbrushed into chocolate molds before being filled with Belgium, French, or Swiss chocolate! They also incorporate other ingredients like pureed raspberries, bananas, ginger, passionfruit, and hazelnuts.
7- RICHARD DONNELLY CHOCOLATES
In Santa Cruz, California, the chocolate company of Richard Donnelly is of the best and most sought after. Why so? Mainly because they create very unusual chocolates by incorporating interesting and unusual ingredients.
In here, you will find Belgian and French chocolates infused with lavender, saffron, cardamom, and even Earl Gray tea! But they also have the usual favorites like white chocolate macadamia nut or honey vanilla caramel. No wonder its owner bagged the Best Artisan Award at the Euro Chocolate Festival in Italy a few years back!
Who doesn’t know Godiva? Although they are primarily famous in Brussels, Belgium, this company has already conquered the world when it comes to the most exquisite chocolates. The company was first established during the 1920’s as a chocolate making workshop owned by the Draps family.
From there, through the excellent work (and managing initiative) of Joseph Dras, Godiva became one of the most prestigious chocolate companies in the world. In recognition to this excellence, the company was even appointed as supplier to the Court of Belgium!
In Italy, the best known gourmet chocolate brand is the Amedei, owned and established by Cecilia Tessieri during the 1990’s. It is most known for its delicious pralines, which cost roughly 30 euros. Back then, these pralines were only created in a small workshop of Tessieri along with one employee.
Their chocolates were imported so what she was producing were not entirely made by her hands. So, she explored the world to find the most excellent cocoa bean there is. The fruit of her passion and work is her first ever chocolate bar named “Amedei” released in 1998, which was named after her maternal grandmother’s surname.
French chocolate-maker Richart is a household name when it comes to chocolates in France. His sought-after chocolate recipes are tried and tested by the past generations of his family.
If you still have doubt, he was also awarded the Ruban Bleu, the most prestigious confectioner’s award, for seven times already! His masterpieces are known for their enhanced flavors and distinctive colors and patterns, infused with only the most refined ingredients.
3- FERRERO ROCHER
Owned by Richard Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero Rocher company started in Italy, but it is known one of the most famous chocolates throughout the world. It is made from the finest roasted hazelnuts, walnuts, and hazelnut cream milk chocolate.
Before they only had simple chocolate flavor but as the demand for its chocolate rose, they started adding different flavors to their creations. Such flavors include the Pistachio, Coconut and Lemon, Coconut and Dark Chocolate, and Strawberry!
2- SCHARFFEN BERGER
Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Inc. is located in Berkeley, California. This company specializes in dark chocolate, so when you are specifically craving for dark ones, it is an excellent choice to buy! In order to create the best tasting chocolate, the owner makes sure to monitor each step of their manufacturing process.
And to preserve their taste, all chocolates are made in small batches, whether they are ready-to-eat bars or baking chocolates.
In Zurich, Switzerland, Teuscher’s chocolates is a mainstay when it comes to the most famous chocolatiers. This company, owned by Dolf Teuscher, has started more than 70 years ago in a small village in the Swiss Alps.
His chocolate recipe includes the world’s most refined cocoa, marzipan, fruits and nuts, and other ingredients. In those span of years, they have already created more than 100 varieties of chocolates! Its most popular product is the champagne truffle – a blend of fresh cream, butter, and chocolate with champagne cream filled in its center.