“We are aware of both the importance of the UK market for our range and of the British public’s search for first-rate products. Our line has sold very well here in the past and it is with immense joy and pleasure that we come again [to A Taste of France] to present the novelties we have developed for the 2012/2013 season, hoping they will again charm the always-exacting British public,” explains Graciela Poupon, Export Manager at Comptoir du Cacao.
Comptoir du Cacao is a family-run artisan chocolate factory established in the heart of the French countryside, 100 kilometres south of Paris. The company will be exhibiting its products at A Taste of France, a fine-food event organised by the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, which will take place at Kensington Roof Gardens on 12 June 2012.
Comptoir du Cacao makes fine, single-origin chocolates from pure cocoa butter in new and unique flavours. These chocolates, known for their quality and unparalleled taste, include Flaky Pralines, which are available in a range of flavours, including hazelnut, pistachio and salted-butter caramel, as well as a fruit-paste variety that comes in raspberry or banana-rum punch. The hazelnut and salted-butter caramel Flaky Pralines won the 1st and 2nd prize respectively at the Paris Chocolate Show in 2003 and 2006. These pralines, originally created as one-bite confectionery, are now available in bars.
In addition to its extended assortment of fine chocolates, Comptoir du Cacao offers a delicious line of caramel and hazelnut spreads, along with chocolate flakes and cocoa powder, which are suitable for home baking.
The combination of the rich ingredients and an original concept is what makes Comptoir du Cacao unique. It places great importance on visual presentation, which is demonstrated by its stylish packaging that combines transparent panels and wooden boxes.
Comptoir du Cacao’s products are sold at the company’s shop in Paris (192 Ave. de Versailles), and in large French department stores, such as Galleries Lafayette Gourmet. The company’s products can also be found in shops worldwide, from Senegal to Switzerland and Hong Kong to Hungary.
About Comptoir du Cacao
Comptoir du Cacao has been producing fine chocolates for more than 20 years. The company employs 22 people and generates 7% of its turnover overseas; its chocolates are sold across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
The company’s products can be found in gourmet shops such as City Super in Hong Kong (China), Dean & Deluca in Tokyo (Japan), Globus Gourmet in Moscow (Russia), Maison Blanc in London (UK), Zabar’s and Chelsea Market Baskets in New York (USA) and Central Market in Texas (USA).
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London is organising A Taste of France on Thursday 14 June 2012. The B2B event will take place at the Kensington Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, London, and will be open from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Access to the venue is via Derry Street (nearest underground station: High Street Kensington).
A Taste of France will start at 9.30am with a conference on the British market for speciality and fine foods. The conference will be followed by a lunch/tasting at 12.30pm, which will be attended by French producers as well as British importers, retailers and buyers.
Journalists and representatives of the trade may choose only to attend the tasting event, which will start at 12.30pm.
Those wishing to attend should contact Ms Katherine Woods, Press Officer of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London.
For further information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE London, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/
For further information about Comptoir du Cacao, please go to: http://www.comptoircacao.fr/
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Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer
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