French chocolate maker Bonnat, located in Voiron, has passed down from father to son since the latter part of the 19th century and is the oldest chocolate producer worldwide. In 1884, Felix Bonnat opened the first Bonnat chocolate shop at Cours Senozan, Voiron, France. Felix later incorporated the help of his two sons, Gaston and Armond, teaching them the fine art of artisan chocolate making. Bonnat Chocolatier was the first producer of single estate and single origin chocolate bars. Today, the family chocolate business is run by Raymond Bonnat, the grandson of Felix. With the assistance of his wife, Nicole, and two of their children, Stephane and Cecile, Raymond continues in the family tradition of producing fine artisan chocolate that meets up to the name of Bonnat.
The cacao beans used in the production of Bonnet’s artisan chocolates are shipped from some of the finest cacao plantations worldwide including South America, Africa and Asia. After careful selection of only the finest beans, they are roasted and formed into luscious and sophisticated chocolates, which in turn are used to create Bonnet’s delicious line of chocolate confections.
Bonnat’s range of traditional chocolate bars (65%) include plain chocolate such as the Bonnat Hacienda El Rosario 75%, plain chocolate with almonds, plain chocolate with almonds, strong plain chocolate and mocha. Their 55% chocolate bars are available in milk chocolate, milk chocolate with walnuts, milk chocolate with hazelnuts and milk chocolate with almonds.
In addition to their delicious range of quality chocolate bats, Bonnat also produces a wide variety of chocolate assortments. Some of their assorted chocolates include: