Dijon. Advent calendars for chocolatiers: which will be your favourite?

Mourot-Devos: nature in the spotlight

Rue Chabot-Charny, Sylviane Mourot-Devos has chosen the theme of nature for her 2022 Advent calendar. Dark, milk and white chocolate bears can be found from €20.

Mourot-Devos pastry shop, 83, rue Chabot-Charny, in Dijon

Chocolatier Guy Carbillet offers seven Advent calendar models. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

The chocolatier Carbillet offers seven Advent calendar models.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

The chocolatier Carbillet offers seven Advent calendar models. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

The chocolatier Carbillet offers seven Advent calendar models.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

The chocolatier Carbillet offers seven Advent calendar models. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

Carbillet: a whole range

At Carbillet, which has a boutique in the heart of the city of the Dukes and another in Ahuy, no less than seven different Advent calendar models are on offer this year. Count between €17.75 and €65 depending on the weight and composition (fried food or chocolates and confectionery: marzipan, nougat, marshmallow, etc.).

Maison Carbillet, 58, rue des Forges, in Dijon, and 4, rue Pré-Potet (artisanal area) in Ahuy.

Alexandra Audax presents the two Advent calendar formats sold at L’Audace des Saveurs. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

Audax: from €9.90

Damien Audax, at the head of L’Audace des Saveurs, does not change a recipe that works: he has imagined two Advent calendar formats, including one for only €9.90 consisting of fried chocolate in five flavors (white, milk, dark, raspberry, blonde). The filling of the second can be personalized at the customer’s request (ganache, praline, mendiant, etc.). This costs €34.90.

Damien Audax, Audacity of flavors, 36 B, rue du 26 e -Dragons and 22, rue Piron, in Dijon.

In his Advent calendar, Aurélien Duvoie slipped 260 grams of his best chocolates and confectionery (on the right Armand Crampe, his partner).  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

In his Advent calendar, Aurélien Duvoie slipped 260 grams of his best chocolates and confectionery (on the right Armand Crampe, his partner). Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

In his Advent calendar, Aurélien Duvoie slipped 260 grams of his best chocolates and confectionery.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

In his Advent calendar, Aurélien Duvoie slipped 260 grams of his best chocolates and confectionery. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

Duvoie: homemade papillotes and other sweet treats

At Aurélien Duvoie, for €25, you can find all the chocolate maker’s specialties on his calendar: in particular chocolate snails, Dijon pavé, homemade papillotes and four candies selected by the Club des croqueurs de chocolat.

Aurélien Duvoie, 22, rue d’Auxonne, in Dijon.

At Jonathan Pautet, the ski and mountain atmosphere is at the rendezvous.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Jonathan Pautet, the ski and mountain atmosphere is at the rendezvous. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Jonathan Pautet, the ski and mountain atmosphere is at the rendezvous.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Jonathan Pautet, the ski and mountain atmosphere is at the rendezvous. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

Pautet: on the theme of skiing

And if you spin all schuss in the district of antique dealers, at Jonathan Pautet? Its Advent calendar on the theme of skiing, garnished with chocolates and sweets (praline, ganache, truffle, coated hazelnut, caramel) is sold for €29.

Jonathan Pautet, at the corner of rue Verrerie and rue de la Chouette, in Dijon.

At Franck Pourrier, the 2022 Advent calendar comes in three versions. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

Pourrier: for young and old gourmets

Franck Pourrier has thought of the youngest as well as the oldest with his three Advent calendar models: T’choupi, in milk chocolate for children; Nutcracker, with pralinette, chocolates and cereal; and a “deluxe” model with orangettes, Kirsch cherries, candied chestnuts, papillotes and a surprise for December 24. Between €19 and €59.

Franck Pourrier, 26, rue Musette in Dijon.

At Pierre Hubert, the chocolates are hidden in 3D Advent calendars.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Pierre Hubert, the chocolates are hidden in 3D Advent calendars. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Pierre Hubert, the chocolates are hidden in 3D Advent calendars.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Pierre Hubert, the chocolates are hidden in 3D Advent calendars. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Pierre Hubert, the chocolates are hidden in 3D Advent calendars.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Pierre Hubert, the chocolates are hidden in 3D Advent calendars. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Pierre Hubert, the chocolates are hidden in 3D Advent calendars.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Pierre Hubert, the chocolates are hidden in 3D Advent calendars. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

Hubert: 3D calendars

With its snow globe or golden tree versions, Pierre Hubert relies on three-dimensional calendars. In total, five models in which are mainly concealed chocolates – praline, dark and milk – are to be discovered, all at 35 €.

Pierre Hubert, 31, rue des Godrans; 10, rue Docteur-Stein (workshop) and Toison d’Or shopping center, in Dijon.

Two models of calendars are available from Vannier. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

Basket maker: classic

Two models of calendars are available from Vannier. Garnished with 230 grams of homemade praline chocolate, ganache, rocks, snails… You will find them for €33.90.

Vannier pastry shop, 12 rue de la Liberté, in Dijon.

At chocolatier Sébastien Hénon, there is something for young and old with these two Advent calendar models.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At chocolatier Sébastien Hénon, there is something for young and old with these two Advent calendar models. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At chocolatier Sébastien Hénon, there is something for young and old with these two Advent calendar models.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At chocolatier Sébastien Hénon, there is something for young and old with these two Advent calendar models. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

Hénon: one for the children, another for their parents

At Sébastien Hénon too, the Advent calendar is combined for young and old. The children’s version is €23 (pralines, marshmallow bears, fruit jellies) while the “premium” for adults is displayed at €30.50 for an assortment of fine chocolates, snails, fruit jellies, marshmallows, soft caramels, foil wrappers…

Sébastien Hénon, 4, rue des Godrans in Dijon and 9, chemin du Plateau, in Plombières-lès-Dijon.

At Dufoux Chocolats, we are also counting down the days with the Advent tablet, as shown here by Declan, sales apprentice, and Gwenaelle, store manager.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Dufoux Chocolats, we are also counting down the days with the Advent tablet, as shown here by Declan, sales apprentice, and Gwenaelle, store manager. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Dufoux Chocolats, we are also counting down the days with the Advent tablet.  Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

At Dufoux Chocolats, we are also counting down the days with the Advent tablet. Photo LBP /Stéphane RAK

Dufoux: in “advent” the tablet

At Dufoux Chocolats, to count down the days before Christmas, there is a choice between the Advent bar (€14, 39% milk chocolate and 70% dark chocolate) or the more traditional calendar (€25, chocolates, surprise biscuits, praline, ganache and “chabadas”, i.e. puffed balls coated with different chocolates).

Dufoux Chocolats, 15, rue des Forges, in Dijon.

And Gillotte…

The Fabrice Gillotte chocolate factory was unable to present its 2022 Advent calendar to us.

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