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In 1922, an Artisan pastry chef, Alberic Guironnet, opened a chocolate factory, the Chocolaterie du Vivarais, in Tain I'Hermitage (France), known today as Valrhona.

The Chocolaterie du VivaraisOver the years, and thanks to the men and women succeeding A. Guironnet, the company has continued to maintain its profound attachment to traditional quality for products destined for the food industry.

Through total mastery of all the stages of cocoa production, continuous research on improving and preserving taste and the technical skills developed within the workshops and by l'Ecole du Grand Chocolat, Valrhona has developed an ever-progressing range of chocolates and service products for Artisans.

The taste of Valrhona products is acknowledged, both by professionals and chocolate gourmets, as being frank, typical, complex... in a word, exceptional. Cultivating taste is one of the company's fundamental values. It impregnates the activity of Valrhona's workforce whose primary mission lies in the development and preservation of the aromatic potential of each product.

For over 15 years, Valrhona has built up a "cacaotheque", a data bank recording information about the taste and flavour of each variety of cocoa analysed.
It is from this data that the chocolates of the future can be assembled along with the pure origins.

To help each professional to choose the right chocolate according to its gustative characteristics, Valrhona proposes an original system, "the Degustation Circle". document.
Let your senses take over and allow yourself to be guided by the explanations from the Circle to discover all the subtleties and the extent of aromatic nuances of their Grands Chocolates.

Click here to view the Valrhona products that HB Ingredients can deliver to you with our next day delivery service on orders placed before 12 noon.


HB Ingredients
Cocoa House, 22 Bell Lane,Bellbrook Industrial Estate,
Uckfield East Sussex. TN22 1QL.
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