About our chocolates & confectionery

How our products are composed

Aquarelle Gourmand offers a range of high quality chocolates and fruit confections.

On our web site, you will find a wide choice of product assortments, made with all the creative skill and traditional expertise of the finest artisans. All our chocolates are prepared with pure cocoa butter made from rigorously selected cocoa beans.

For aficionados of almond pastes, fruit pastes and 'calissons’, Aquarelle Gourmand has selected a range of exceptional products made near Aix-en-Provence, by a confectionery house run by the same family for 4 generations. Their high quality is achieved by processing the natural ingredients as little as possible, guaranteeing a product with very little added sugar.

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Our chocolates

Our chocolates are best enjoyed at room temperature. They should be stored in their original packaging in a cool, dry place. We recommend that you eat them within a month of receiving them.

Our fruit and almond pastes

In the heart of Provence, our fruit and almond pastes are made by a confectionery house run by 4 generations of the same family, passing on their tradition of exceptional quality. The same gestures, care and attention have been preserved through the recipes transmitted and patiently acquired, carried out according to the strictest norms of hygiene.

We’re sure you’ll love our delicious hand-decorated almond pastes in the form of apples, pears, lemons, oranges and apricots…irresistible! Our artisan-made fruit pastes preserve the purest flavour of the fruit: succulent mandarin, pear, strawberry, apricot and raspberry.

Our calissons

In keeping with the ancestral art of confectionery, our 'calissons’ are made exclusively with natural products. The ingredients are rigorously selected to preserve the taste of the original fruit. 'Calissons’ combine mouth-watering crystallised orange peel and melon with blanched almonds set on a wafer base and topped with glacé icing.

These traditional 'calissons’ from Aix-en-Provence will melt in your mouth in a burst of incomparable flavour.

Our macaroons

Our macaroons are created for us by the talented pastry chef, Sébastien Laurent, and made entirely by hand in his artisan workshop.

They are made using a base of Italian meringue to which specially selected, extra fine almond powder is added. Our macaroons are completed with a variety of cream fillings made either from pureed fruit harvested at perfect maturity, fruit concentrate for citrus flavours or natural essences for floral flavours: Madagascan vanilla, Sicilian pistachio, Menton lemon, Solliès fig, Ecuador chocolate, Machilly raspberry and Isigny butter caramel... No chemicals, flavourings or preservatives are used in the production of our macaroons.