De Villiers Chocolate was founded and is owned by Pieter de Villiers, who started making chocolate in his garage with machines built from recycled home appliances. Pieter soon become obsessed with the richness and diversity of single origin chocolate and decided to open a chocolate bar dedicated to all things chocolate. From humble beginnings, De Villiers Chocolate is now found in Woolworths stores countrywide and also in De Villiers Chocolate studio at Spice Route in Paarl and the De Villiers Chocolate Cafe in Franschhoek. They are one of the first ‘Bean to Bar’ artisanal chocolate makers on the continent and are amongst only a few in the world.
De Villiers Single Origin Chocolate bars are made from carefully sourced cocoa beans that reflect the area in which it is grown. Pieter travels regularly to personally source the cocoa beans used in the production of the De Villiers Chocolate. The ingredients used for the De Villiers Single Origin chocolate bars are limited to three 100% organic products namely: cocoa beans, cane sugar and cocoa butter.
Experience the best dark chocolate Africa has to offer. De Villiers Chocolate offers a tutored tasting consisting of all six 70% cocoa Single Origin dark chocolates: Uganda, Trinidad, Madagascar, Sao Tome, Venezuela Caracas and Venezuela Rio Caribe. Tasting of roasted cocoa beans are included, with a full explanation of the De Villiers Chocolate ‘Bean to Bar’ process.
Experience the chocolate bliss:
De Villiers Chocolate Café in Franschhoek offers their very own chocolate, coffee and ice cream all under one delicious roof. They make all of the products themselves using only authentic ingredients that are “good” in every way – GMO free, Gluten free, and free from any artificial colourants, flavourings or stabilisers.
Their full range of chocolate and confections is available, from bars to truffles, chocolate nougat, butter caramels and coated nuts and berries. Their Self Tutored Chocolate Tasting menu offers the opportunity to sample chocolates from any of our 3 collections – and no bookings are required!
Single Origin – for the dark chocolate lover
African Collection – mostly dark, flavoured chocolates, all made from Ugandan beans
Treats Collection – mostly flavoured milk chocolates, for the sweet tooth.
Visit them at De Villiers Chocolate Café in Franschhoek at Heritage Square, Main Road or call them at (0)21 874 1060.
Chocolate Tasting at De Villiers Chocolate studio at Spice Route in Paarl:
Operating times: Daily from 09h00 – 17h00 (last tasting 16h30)
Duration: Approx. 25 mins, depending on group size
Location: De Villiers Chocolate Studio and workshop at Spice Route
Cost: R35 per person
Bookings required for groups of 10 or more
Visit De Villiers Chocolate online for more information: www.dvchocolate.com.