At Douce France, we pride ourselves in offering our customers a rich variety of delicacies, curated by some of France's most renowned artisans. Our assortment of chocolates is carefully selected from Voisin, a master chocolatier from Lyon dating back to 1897, which has been recognized on the national and international scales. Praised for its ancestral savoir-faire and simultaneous ability to constantly innovate, Voisin was named A Living Heritage Company in 2014.
Our chocolatier Voisin distinguishes itself with its authentic ganache made with 'crème fraîche Fleurette' which gives its truffles an incredible lightness and smoothness. This recipe reveals the prominent flavours of the world-renowned cocoa beans. Combined with fruit pulps like cranberries from Canada, yuzu from China and enhanced with natural essences like Espelette red pepper and green matcha tea, it offers a nice selection of delicate savors.
Voisin's pralines are also sensational. Almonds Valencia from Spain and Roman hazelnuts Piémont from Italy, the first, selected for their delicate flavours, and the second, for their exceptional aroma, are roasted gently and thoroughly, and then dipped carefully into a 110 degree syrup in a copper cauldron: a traditional method to bring out most of the aroma. Once coated with a fine layer of caramel, they are cooled down before being crushed to different extents by a granite grindmill. That is the only mean to get an authentic 'praliné à l'ancienne' whether smooth, crispy or crunchy.
Voisin fair-trade chocolates are gluten-free and are made with no preservatives nor additives. Our collection also contains vegan and sugar-free options. Orders for customized boxes of chocolates can be placed via phone or at our Danforth location.