Jacques Genin Chocolate

Even though I am done with marathon training (well, for NYC 2014…not forever….I am hooked), I still am hungry all the time. Especially for chocolates. Specifically, French chocolates. Recommended by a friend on our recent trip to Paris, we stopped by Jacques Genin, a well known French chocolate and caramel maker in the Marais. And let me tell you, it is worth the hype. At first, I thought that all high-end chocolate tastes the same — good, delicious, and decadent. But once I polished off the box of Jacques Genin’s, I realized that it was HIS chocolate that was oh-s0-flipping-good. He opened up his own chocolate store / tea house in the Marais neighborhood in 2008. It is beautiful and chic — an Hermes version of chocolate.

 

Damn straight

Damn straight

Inside

Inside. You hand pick which caramels, chocolates, or fruit jellies you want. So hard, because you want them all.

Jellys

Jellys. Chocolate. Presentation. Art.

Hermes?

Hermes?

Chocolates

Chocolate squares. I asked for 5 milk, 4 dark. An assortment of their favorite flavors. And it didn’t disappoint.

more

more

packaging perfection

packaging perfection

A little gift of heaven

A little gift of heaven

painting?

painting?

eye candy

eye candy

too good

too good

 

Definitely worth checking out if you happen to be in Paris! Add it to your list of must-dos. Have a great weekend….here comes Winter!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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10 Comments

  1. Did you prefer the dark or the chocolate? I have heard that alain ducasse makes the best chocolate in Paris….were you able to do a compare test?

  2. It looks like the boxes must cost more than producing the chocolate. Did you save the box and use it afterwards? That is what I would do. DIY!

  3. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on your marathon! What an accomplishment. Now go eat 4 boxes of those chocolates.

  4. Hi Ms. Anika Yael Natori,

    My name is Jun Real, a Filipino residing in Queens, New York. I am an avid reader of your blog and would like to congratulate you for your wonderful articles.

    I am also an avid business innovator and have recently designed a BUSINESS CONCEPT (MARKETING STRATEGY) and developed a computer program called Smart Card Technology.

    It is a great tool that can effectively generate customers for retailers. It is a generic software that can be customized to fit the need of a certain brand or product like NATORI.

    What I wanted to do is to send A WEBSITE PRESENTATION that will describe the dynamics of the business concept and how it may benefit THE NATORI COMPANY.

    To be able to come up with a correct rendition I have to use links or reference towards the Natori Brand.

    In view of this, I would like to ask permission to Ms Josie Natori herself but I don’t know how to directly contact her. So I decided to write you an email if it is possible for you to send my request to her.

    The presentation is free of charge and will only refer to the description that it is intended to. I do not wish to imply or mis-represent any connection to the company regarding this matter.

    If I get Ms. Josie Natori’s permission I will be sending a link to the presentation in order for you/her to understand the concept.

    Hope to hear from you soon and keep up the good work at Josie Girl Blog.

    here is the link:
    http://realclassicny.wix.com/natori-card

    Respectfully yours,
    JUN REAL

    Elmhurst, New York
    Cell: 347-720-0067

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