Is one allowed to have a favorite chocolatier here in Paris? I mean, there are Michel Chadun’s pavés, Jean-Charles Roux’s bourbon truffles and Michel Cluizel’s Single Plantation tablettes. Where to begin?
Moi, I’m a sucker for packaging, so a window like Jean Paul Hevin’s works on me.
After careful consideration—macarons? Tins of chocolate-covered almonds or perles? Boites of bonbons?—I went inside.
Voila, the new packaging. Snazzy silver foil tablettes and bags of bonbons that are good to go.
Tins of truffles and mendiants.
But it’s obviously much more than his slick packaging.
I first bit into a Hévin bouche two years ago, and it was heaven. As are his choco desserts.
Because when it comes to chocolate…
I think I have to declare Jean Paul Hévin my favorite.