The Bonnat family have been making chocolate in Voiron, France for over 130 years. It was current head Stephane Bonnat’s parents, Raymond and Nicole Bonnat who pioneered Bonnat’s first single origin bars in the 1980’s. Stephane has continued his parent’s tradition and the company now works with 35 different plantations worldwide to produce their bars.
Stephane has proclaimed this bar to be the one he is most proud of, out of his entire selection. This cacao is the oldest to be harvested by man, and its reputation is almost heavenly. This type of cacao, Stephan explains, is extremely difficult to work with because the beans need very special roasting, using different temperatures that change according to the weather.