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The Cistercian sisters of the Notre-Dame de Bonneval monastery, located in Le Cayrol have been making a range of high-quality chocolates since 1878.
Talking about tradition is an understatement, two centuries that the sisters work an original cocoa through a specific supply chain for a fondant and a great richness of the aromas.
A great chocolate, dark 70% - Bonneval Abbey
Built in 1147 by Cistercian brothers, the community was driven out during the Revolution. It was not until the end of the 19th century that sisters recreated a religious life there.
100 gram bar
Ingredients: cocoa, sugar, cocoa butter
Emulsifier: soy lecithin (non GMO)
Wars ... and chocolate
Hundred Years War, Wars of Religion, armed bands punctuate the life of the abbey for several centuries. More devastating than wars and the madness of men, what is worse for a monastery? The order!
A rule which requires that more than lax abbots, elected by the king, steal the revenues of the abbeys and leave them bloodless ... Became national during the Revolution, Bonneval welcomed Cistercian sisters in 1870.
They restore the premises and set up a chocolate factory there: even today, they still make the famous chocolates of Bonneval, according to an unchanged recipe of which only they have the secret!