Articles by Jean-Michel Carre

Articles by author: Jean-Michel Carre

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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Testimonials

Three months in SB, eight visits to Chocolats du Calibressan. They are that good. I love these chocolates. The tastes are simple and delightful, and simply delightful. They release new flavors and designs every so often but maintain a large variety of perfected chocolates. My personal favorite is the passionfruit and anything ganache related. I've gotten custom boxes as gifts for my wife, my family, my friends, and my boss. Gift boxes, ribbon, and bag are free of charge and look really classy. A box of chocolates from Chocolats du Calibressan was always well received! The staff is incredibly patient, helpful, and kind. They will sometimes provide samples or even an extra piece of truffle for their regular customers. Remember to use the SB axxess card for the first time!
Jon C.
San Diego, CA