Chapon chocolate

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The good news is that Chapon Chocolatier is located far from my apartment. Far away on the other side of town. Across the river on the Left Bank. (I live on the Right Bank.)

The bad news is….well, there is no bad news. Other than the fact that Chapon Chocolatier is closed on Monday mornings.

Patrice Chapon has won numerous awards for his chocolate concoctions. But the biggest prize should go to the four bowls of rich, silky mousse in the shop window. As I stood in the hankie-sized shop, at least eight people pressed their faces to the window to gaze at them. Each mousse is made from the cocoa beans of a different region: Madagascar, Venezuela, Ecuador. Each mousse has varying degrees of sweetness and intensity. In the cold weather, thick take-out hot chocolate is on offer.

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Does chocolate make you happy?

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Studies show that eating chocolate affects the levels of endorphins in the brain, thus causing feelings of euphoria.

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Here’s my euphoria: buying some Chapon chocolate then crossing the street to the café, standing at the counter to order a double espresso and slowly savouring the coffee and chocolate together.

Cocoa and coffee bean heaven. Amen.

69 rue du Bac
Paris 75007 (7th arrondissement)
Metro: Rue du Bac

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5 thoughts on “Chapon chocolate

  1. There mousse is sinfully delicious. I’m here in Paris now and I’m going to do my best to avoid the area all together, otherwise I’ll get absolutely nothing else accomplished. 🤤

    • Great! And you’re enjoying beautiful weather, too. Oh, go on … treat yourself to some Chapon chocolate … you deserve it, I’m sure you do! Don’t forget to visit the Food Hall of Le Bon Marché, it’s fantastic. Metro Sèvres-Babylone. Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions if you want to. Enjoy your time in Paris.

    • Hey, I just looked at your blog. You’re Canadian! Where from? And you mentioned that you had been in Rome a few years ago. I was there end of May and LOVED it. I hope to go back next year.

      • Vancouverite, born and raised. 😊
        Rome is great. I hope to get back there within the next couple of years. I need to save though.. and stop booking trips to Paris. 🥐💕

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