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“Not impressed.”

Max Vauche Chocolatier
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Bracieux
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Did not go to watch 2 videos. I still don't know how chocolate is made but know how beans are harvest. I was put off buying when I saw the way cocoa beans were prepared. Why in Africa was it all manual labour and some child labour when the European Factory it was mostly mechanical. A suggestion pay the farm workers more and you won't have to take them clothes..coming from Africa I found it patronizing! Would not recommend at all...

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

this chocolatier is word famous and when you taste his chocolate creations you will no why right away. i only bought a small about because it toooo good to have around!!

1  Thank kelekai
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We took the full tour of the factory and how chocolate was made. It took about 45 minutes. I liked it and would recommend it. Then, the shop itself has chocolate from around the world and you can sample different flavors and sugar content. As a long time chocolate lover, I spent about an hour just sampling the different types, before committing to buy a number of the samples I'd tasted. Great place to get chocolate gifts for your friends.

2  Thank TMO64
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Just great learning about how chocolate is sourced equitably and the way the cacao beans are transferred into chocolate. A large boutique with some very tempting items - all in high quality chocolate of course.

2  Thank Frenchholiday01
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Nice small winery with engaging owner to share with you the history of the area and his winery. You will go down into the ancient caves for a quick tour then exit in the tasting room where you will have the opportunity to taste two wines (we had the 2001 and 2007). Expect to spend about an hour for the tour and tasting and you will have an opportunity to buy wine (cash only for a bottle or two), credit cards accepted for larger orders. He can ship wine to the states for you for around 150€ a case (you can get a much better deal on shipping if you go to one of the many wine shops located throughout the city).

Most of the wines available can be aged for 10-100 years with the top vintages being 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010. Prices are in the 38€ - 50€ range. If you want to meet a passionate French wine maker, call ahead for a tour/tasting. Cost is 10€ per person and a delightful experience.

2  Thank JimRiesterer
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