14 Feb2007


You can’t buy love; but if you can “buy”, go buy these exquisite chocolates instead. I once walked for nearly two hours up a very long street in Paris looking for the main shop of La Maison du Chocolat, and when I finally found it, I knew it was well worth the effort and callouses on my flat feet. Visit their equally luscious website for more details, but suffice it to say you just can’t go wrong if you show up with a 1 or 2 pound, beautifully wrapped box of these excellent chocolates; if she or he turns her/his nose up at this gift, look for someone else more worthy, and eat the chocolates yourself… It’ll set you back big bucks (about USD100 for 2 lbs if you buy at the shops; more if shipped by Fedex) but considering some of the other stuff you could waste your money on…I think it’s a pretty good deal, with some moderation, of course. Try their orange rind in dark chocolate, their excellent truffles, huge chocolate macaroons, and you will understand why this is on my Top 10 list for any special occasion requiring sweets of some sort. Smooth, rich, flavorful and quite possibly, one of the best chocolates for sale. I’d pick these morsels over caviar any day. And I LIKE caviar!



  1. Maria Clara says:

    If you cannot buy love – sure enough you can elicit love with these fabulous chocolates or illicit love even for a day only. Juliet will forever remember Romeo with these goodies! Her eyes and taste buds will sparkle. They are worth every penny you paid for it! They are one of the best in the whole world!

    Feb 14, 2007 | 3:39 am


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  3. Lei says:

    Happy Valentines Day MM!!!

    Feb 14, 2007 | 10:05 am

  4. fried-neurons says:

    Mmmm…. I love ’em. I have their truffles shipped to me two to three times a year. If they actually opened a shop in San Francisco I’d be in serious trouble. LOL.

    Feb 14, 2007 | 10:37 pm

  5. joey says:

    Happy Valentines Day! :) Maison du Chocolat is worth every penny…their chocolate truffles are sublime! C and I had breakfast at their shop in Paris…definitely one of my top breakfasts memories. Hot chocolate, chocolate filled pastries, and our “take-out”: their fantastic truffles :) My goodness…lucky you to recieve this bounty!

    Feb 15, 2007 | 12:20 am

  6. Marketman says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all as well! I was at the Leah concert last night…gosh, she sings really SLOWWWW stuff… yawn… :)

    Feb 15, 2007 | 10:38 am

  7. mikel in paris says:

    hey MM, lucky me got a box of chocolates from maison du chocolat for valentines. had a few in your honor :-)

    Feb 15, 2007 | 10:11 pm

  8. marosee says:

    hi marketman! i’m finally coming out of the woodwork and writing a comment.. i couldn’t resist.. i love la maison du chocolat.. tried it when i was in new york.. that’s how chocolate should taste like! the calories are definitely worth it.. they’re the smoothest and chocolatiest.. =)

    Feb 23, 2007 | 11:34 am

  9. Blaise says:

    “if she or he turns her/his nose up at this gift, look for someone else more worthy, and eat the chocolates yourself”

    This is one VERY GOOD advice MarketMan, very well said.. ;P

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:28 pm

  10. artisan chocolatier says:

    I have been a professional chocolatier (that’s how i earn my living.) for several years now and beleive me, La Maison is the chocolatier’s chocolatier. We in the super premium chocolate industry look up to Robert Linxe (founder of La Maison) as our idol.

    Every year our company buys about 25 pounds of chocolates from several super premium chocolatiers (about 10 old and newly established shops) from Paris to taste test and inspire us. Can you imagine sitting down with 6 other chocolatiers over a span of 5 days and tasting and taking notes on how they look, smell, feel, taste, etc.. And every year, La Maison always come out consistently at the top in all aspects.

    Talking of our job of tasting different chocolates, the first 2 days is ok, but by the 3rd day it becomes hard work…But as they say, somebody’s got to do it!!!

    Oct 28, 2007 | 9:10 am

  11. enrick says:

    mr. mm….i introduced my boss to La Maison chocolates thru your blog and i kept on dreaming about it…she went to Paris for Christmas and gave me a box of La Maison truffles !!!!Yummmmmmm…I love my Boss!!!!!

    Jan 14, 2009 | 4:46 pm


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