As a candy blogger/candy lover, I’ve had the privilege of visiting a few bean to bar chocolate factories to check out how chocolate gets from the raw beans to the finished bars. Apparently, the bean to bar trend hasn’t really hit in France yet, so much so that David Lebovitz suggests that they’re a great gift for Americans to bring to friends in France.
Fortunately, France is not totally bereft of local chocolate makers. David Lebovitz also has a nice write-up of the Parisian bean to bar chocolate factory of Alain Ducasse. Looks so noms!