Salut! I’ve been focusing on my YouTube channel lately, and the other day I had the pleasure of visiting a French chocolate shop. I shadowed the owner and staff of Bourdillat Chocolaterie outside of Angers, France, and made a video about chocolate making in France. If you’re a chocoholic, you’re going to love this!
French chocolate shop visit
If you’re into French sweets and culture, you’re in for a literal treat with my French chocolate shop visit. If you’re new here, I’ve been doing some behind-the-scenes style videos including a bakery series that went viral, as I develop the direction of my channel. In that same vein, I decided to reach out to a local chocolate shop and see if I could come in and learn more about the work they do.
One major thing I learned is that precision is super important when making chocolate. Just like it is in baking. Specifically, I’m talking about temperature, both of the air and the chocolate. What’s great about that is the shop and workshop are nice and cool (for obvious reasons, even though the French are scared of air conditioning) so the summer heat isn’t a problem if you work at a chocolate shop. It’s not kept at Miami-style temperatures where you need to wear a hoodie, but it’s at a comfortable temp that’s required for making and storing chocolate.
Two words to know before you watch my French chocolate shop video:
Chocolatier (the person who specializes in making chocolate confections, add an “e” if it’s a woman)
Chocolaterie (the chocolate shop)
Watch my French chocolate shop video below or click here to watch over on YouTube (and don’t forget to subscribe!). This might be my yummiest video yet!:
What’s your favorite type of chocolate? If you enjoyed my French chocolate shop video, would you mind sharing? Merci!
P.S. I have plans this spring to do a video at a winery, goat cheese farm, and more!