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Bovetti Artisan Chocolatier - Review

Chocolate As Art

An assortment of Bovetti gourmet chocolate bars are available in a variety of delicious flavors

A painter relies on his canvas in order to create his masterpiece, while others, like the artisan chocolatiers at Bovetti, call for bars of chocolate to produce sweet treats with an artsy flair. Italian-born Valter Bovetti began his career in the chocolate industry at the age of 27 when he moved to France. Since then he has created a self-named brand that is exported to countries all over the world.

Bovetti has a range of unique products, but it was the line of gourmet chocolate bars that really caught our attention. These bars come in dark, milk and white chocolate and are decorated on the surface with full flavors like apricots, cranberries, mint, lavender and papaya, with over 150 different chocolate bars varieties. Some are a bit more adventurous like the dark chocolate and fennel bar or the one sprinkled with cracked pepper. Other flavors include dark chocolate topped with dried fruit, gingerbread or honey; milk chocolate with bananas, coffee or cinnamon; and white chocolate with almonds or raspberries. We tried the milk chocolate bar with caramel and salt and found it an extremely addictive and well-balanced bite.

More products by Bovetti include the chocolate "apéritif" – an assortment of chocolate-covered herbs and spices, as well as chocolate spreads, sauces and fondue. For children, Bovetti offers a selection of hand-painted chocolate molds in the shape of animals. Epicure Imports is the primary importer of Bovetti in the U.S.

For more information, visit the Bovetti Chocolatier official website

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