Stephane Bonnat and I had a chance to meet and chat. Mr. Bonnat is the 4th generation chocolatier from his family's Bonnat Chocolatier in Voiron, France. Since 1884, Bonnat has been making chocolate confections at the base of the alps. I think Stephane had fun collaborating on a clothing design for the Fashion Show and for introducing his newest goods at the Chocolate Show.
Stephane, I'm coming to Voiron for a tour and proper sampling!!
The Show presented the Bonnat Chocolate Bars. I had a chance to sample many of the flavors and found them an excellent representation of the areas where they buy their cocoa.
I was especially excited to learn the story and taste the chocolate bar from Mexico-
Bonnat Cacao real del Xoconuzco 75% Bittersweet Chocolate
I can't tell the story any better than the website :
This is the first cocoa known to have been cultivated by man in a sustained way, from near the Izapa pyramid in Mexico. Cacao del Xoconusco was reserved for the Emperors of the Precolumbian civilizations to imbue them with strength and courage. For the first time since 1850 this cocoa is being utilized so you can discover its raptuous aroma and exceptional flavor. Kosher-Parve