Chocolate this good doesn’t really need to be art, too, but we’re talking some beautiful bonbons here. There’s the one shaped like a perfectly puckered, artfully lip-sticked mouth; another seemingly gilded; a third a seemingly lacquered yellow. Even stranger, the “here” is Carpinteria in a row of warehouse buildings right next to the Carpinteria Wine Company-talk abut your tastefully indulgent one-stop shopping. Jean-Michel Carre, chocolatier, whips up so many delectable treats-from a Sichuan pepper/orange truffle to a pain d’epices that features orange zest and spice bread-flavored dark and milk chocolate ganache on top of a spiced bread slice, covered with dark chocolate-any sweet tooth will be sated. And of course want more.


Chocolats du CaliBressan is located at 4193 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 4, in Carpinteria. Call 684-6900 or visit


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