100 years of Valrhona

October 24, 2022 | By Justina Eitzinger

The Valrhona journey began 100 years ago with a cocoa bean. Since then, it has taken home baking to new heights.

  • 100 years spent with a group of committed employees, farmers, chefs, chocolate enthusiasts
  • 100 years of coming together around a shared purpose,100 contributors towards a more sustainable cocoa sector who, on this special occasion, embody this movement of “together, good becomes better”
  • 100 years more for a fair and sustainable cocoa industry
  • 100 years more of creative and conscious cuisine
  • 100 years more to act and carry out our mission

Valrhona has been producing the world’s finest chocolate in the small town of Tain L’Hermitage, France since 1922. From the beginning, company founder and pastry chef Albéric Guironnet was dedicated to the creation of unique, artisan quality chocolate with complex, balanced and consistent flavours.

“Our mission is to foster a collective movement which brings together all cocoa, chocolate and gastronomy players to push the boundaries and create a fair and sustainable cocoa sector and a gastronomy that does good and tastes great. Together, lets imagine the best of chocolate.”

Valrhona, together good becomes better

Valrhona has been a partner of artisans of taste since 1922 and is a pioneer and reference in the world of chocolate. Its mission, “Together, good becomes better,” expresses the strength of its commitment. With its partners, chefs and cacao producers, Valrhona imagines the best in chocolate to create a fair and sustainable cacao industry and to inspire gastronomy that is good, beautiful and just. Building direct relationships over the long-term with producers, seeking the next chocolate innovation and sharing expertise are what move Valrhona on a daily basis.

At chefs’ side, Valrhona supports artisans. By constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity, the company helps them in their quest for singularity. Thanks to its ongoing advocacy for this purpose, Valrhona is proud to have obtained in January 2020 the demanding B Corporation® certification that rewards those companies in the world who are the most committed to success, transparency and social and environmental responsibility. This distinction is recognition for Valrhona’s “Live Long” sustainable development strategy, characterised by the aspiration to build together with producers, employees, taste professionals and chocolate amateurs a model that has positive impact for all. To choose Valrhona is to choose a commitment to chocolate that respects people and the planet.

Chocolates for cooking and baking

Valrhona’s baking range includes a large selection of baking and cooking chocolate products. From cooking chocolates and cocoa powder to its fruit couvertures, Valrhona is opening new creative possibilities for each artisan and passionate foodie who want to stand out from the crowd, discover must-have baking and cooking products used by top pastry chefs in the UAE and put quality first in their creations.

Chocolate bars and snacking treats

From 100% cocoa dark chocolate to 32% Dulcey (and everything in-between), the ‘Pure’ chocolate bars collection and snacking treats are made of the purest flavours and natural ingredients – carefully selected from around the world, traceable all year around and B Corp certified. Valrhona offers Dark, Milk, Dulcey and Blond, the fourth chocolate colour invented by the brand.

For the indulgent chocolate bar range, the culinary expert chefs use premium milk, dark, white and blond chocolate with a touch of creativity and high-level skills, which is what makes the indulgent chocolate range so special.

Valrhona has put together the best selection of chocolate snacking items for customers to enjoy anywhere, anytime. With an assortment of almonds and hazelnuts coated in milk, dark or blond chocolate, there is something for every taste.


Make any day a special occasion with a box of delicious chocolates prepared with the highest quality ingredients. Win over the hearts of clients and employees with the corporate gifting options.

Secret recipes

Valrhona Collection website gives customers a variety of all-time favourite recipes to try at home step-by-step while they are also able to order all the ingredients, they will need for each recipe directly from the website. Valrhona has always pursued the same infinite and passionate quest to imagine the best of chocolate. Pushing limits, innovating, inventing, exploring new areas of taste while guaranteeing consistent quality for over 100 years. The voyage is never-ending and incredibly exhilarating: the journey is as interesting as the destination. Valrhona’s e-shop has a dedicated UAE site and is offering 20% off on your first online purchase.



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