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The Mystery of the Chocolate Bissou! by Angela Borda

The Mystery of the Chocolate Bissou!  by Angela Borda
By Jean-Michel Carre on Feb 10, 2019 in in In The News

The perfect chocolate for Valentine's day

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Bienvenue a Santa Barbara! A Glorious Gift Basket!

Bienvenue a Santa Barbara! A Glorious Gift Basket!
By Jean-Michel Carre on Oct 26, 2018 in in In The News , Events

“Welcome!” Jill Marie says as I sit down at the mahogany tables at the back of the Santa Barbara shop.
“Make yourself at home!” I feel especially welcome because I am looking at the beautiful new

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Curry Coconut Truffles: A Chocolatier’s Pride and Joy

Curry Coconut Truffles: A Chocolatier’s Pride and Joy
By Jean-Michel Carre on Oct 10, 2018 in in In The News , Fine Chocolate , Santa Barbara Chocolates

I can admit that when I see a candy wrapped in gold foil, my inner child gets excited and I remember Christmas treats given as gifts, that delight of unwrapping something unknown, but hoping most of all to find chocolate inside. And Jean-Michel’s curry coconut truffle, wrapped in gold foil, will not disappoint you on that count

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Avocado Truffles! A Visit with Chocolatier Jean-Michel Carré

By Jean-Michel Carre on Sep 26, 2018 in in In The News , Events

If you are like me, you saw Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a child and dreamed of one day being given that golden ticket to witness the magic of chocolate making. Well, today is the day. I’ve been given the golden ticket. Jean-Michel has welcomed me to his shop in Carpinteria to witness the making of his sublime chocolates.

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Premiere Gift For Love Ones This Valentine's Day

Premiere Gift For Love Ones This Valentine's Day
By Chocolats du Cali Bressan on Aug 16, 2018 in in In The News

Our popular Valentine's day chocolates were just featured on Fox news KKFX as a premiere gift for love ones this Valentine's D

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Carpinteria Avocado Festival

Carpinteria Avocado Festival
By Chocolats du Cali Bressan on Aug 15, 2018 in in In The News

The first week end of October it's the Carpinteria Avocado Festival. We were featured as guest on the morning show on Fox TV KKFX to speak about the Avocado chocolate truffle.

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Carpinteria Sea Glass Festival

Carpinteria Sea Glass Festival
By Chocolats du Cali Bressan on Aug 14, 2018 in in In The News

Last week end of August is the Carpinteria Sea Glass Festival. I have created a special chocolate for this event. We were featured as guest on Fox TV this week.

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Delectable Wedding Party Favor

Delectable Wedding Party Favor
By Chocolats du Cali Bressan on Aug 13, 2018 in in In The News

Chocolats du CaliBressan features dozens of truffles and bonbons to choose from with beautiful one and two piece wedding boxes to put the mouthwatering handmade chocolates into for a sophisticated look.

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Testimonials

I've been chocolate tasting before with my mom and sister (The chocolate was paired with hot tea). I was in the area and had the opportunity to come to Chocolats du Calibressan for a chocolate tasting and couldn't pass it up! On their website they offer a Chocolate Tour and Tasting which are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 3 PM and you must RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the event. The tours last 1 hour, include a complimentary glass of champagne and are $25/person. We were with Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours and this was one of our stops. When we arrived we were immediately greeted by Jill (her husband Jean-Michel is the talent behind the scenes.) Each of us got to pick any 3 chocolates from the display cases and they also provided us with sample chocolates so we could taste the various kinds. For my 3, I picked La Arcada Turtle (milk chocolate ganache with "Cajeta" Mexican milk caramel in milk chocolate turtle shell, Balsamic (salted Balsamic vinegar in a dark chocolate shell), and the Rocher (praline and milk chocolate, rolled together in caramelized diced almonds and milk chocolate). All were so delicious and I also learned a lot about the art of chocolate making (even down to how to wash the molds). I'm a chocolate lover and this place was like heaven to me.
Charlene C.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA