+ How many people can go on the walks and activities?
It varies but typically between two and eight persons depending on the venue. Groups larger than this can overwhelm small chocolate boutiques so out of respect we keep them small.
+ How many chocolate samples will we get?
In each shop visited we will sample between two and four different chocolates.
+ What do I need to bring on the walks?
It’s always a good idea to stay hydrated and drink lots of water while eating fine chocolate so bring a full water bottle. Also bring: Camera/Smart phone. Comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, gloves, umbrella or whatever else you might need to be comfortable.
+ Why is chocolate good for you?
- Cocoa has anti-oxidants: flavanols, phenolics, flavonoids for relaxing arteries and preventing clots
- Increases blood flow to the brain
- Increases insulin resistance to help prevent diabetes
- Produces stress-busting endorphins
- Enhances serotonin to regulate mood and sleep
- Theobromine hardens teeth enamel and has anti-inflammatory properties
- Cocoa butter has healthy fatty acids: oleic (heart-healthy monounsaturated fat), stearic (neutralizes bad cholesterol)
+ Do you offer Private Tours?
Yes, please contact us at info@ParisChocolateGuru.com
+ How is chocolate made?
Come on our tour to learn how cacao goes from bean to bar.
+ What are the only ingredients permitted in fine chocolate?
DARK - Cocoa Mass (i.e. Liquor made of cacao powder and cocoa butter), cocoa butter, sugar, vanilla, & soy lecithin. Natural flavors: spices, herbs, extracts. MILK Chocolate - milk solids or milk fat can be added..
+ Do I have to buy chocolate in the shops?
There is no obligation to buy chocolate during the walking tours but hopefully you’ll find some you want to enjoy later or get as a gift.
+ Does Paris Chocolate Guru get commission from bringing paying customers into the chocolate shops?
No. He pays for the tasting samples either on the spot or in advance and receives nothing from the shops. (Perhaps his French isn’t good enough?).
+ Will guests learn about historical and architectural facts while walking?
History buffs and those individuals looking for cleverly delivered trivia about the days of yore should put another chocolate bonbon in their mouth or sign up with a different provider..
+ How can I leave a review on Trip Advisor?
PLEASE leave us a review on Trip Advisor as it helps our ranking there as well as on Google and Facebook.