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Criollos Chocolate maker

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Criollos Chocolate maker
21 rue Chef de Ville
17000 - La Rochelle
Criollos is a high-end artisanal chocolate factory located in La Rochelle. The chef, Thomas Pontacq, is recognized as one of the 60 best French chocolatiers, awarded a Tablette d'Or by the prestigious Guide des Croqueurs de Chocolat.
Since 2004, Criollos Chocolatier has been a true institution in La Rochelle. Historically located in the heart of La Rochelle, under the arcades, a stone's throw from the Grosse Horloge, this high-end chocolate shop is a must for true chocolate lovers in search of an awakening of the senses.

The two stores are driven by a spirit of passion where smiles are the order of the day, as is the excellence of the ingredients chosen: candied fruit from Marcel Santini (Corsica), hazelnuts and almonds from the Lot et Garonne, organic coffee from Peru, vanilla from Bora Bora, surprising spices or even plants from the garden...

The Criollos chocolate factory is particularly known for its famous Pavés de La Rochelle®, an original recipe inspired by the rue de l'Escale in La Rochelle.

Thomas Pontacq, chocolate craftsman, offers you all year long boxes of chocolate candies, bars, spreads, confectionery.

In addition to his chocolate offer, you will find "travel" pastries: cakes, financiers, cookies as well as gingerbread and logs for the end of year celebrations.

After obtaining the "Award de la Maitrise" in 2021, Thomas Pontacq, sees his work rewarded again in 2022 with a "Tablette d'or" by the Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat. He thus confirms his entry in the selection of the 60 best French chocolate makers, the only one from Charente-Maritime
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Périodes d'ouvertures
From 01/02 to 31/12/2024
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.

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