In a mission to evoke the mischievous thrill of sneaking chocolate as a child, self-taught artisan Jean-Charles Rouchoux opened his first chocolate shop in Paris in 2004. This stylish shop in Minami Aoyama is just one of three in the world selling Rochoux’s signature creations.
Fresh ganache variations include fusions of orange blossom, basil praline, mountain honey and even sansho pepper. Among the assortment of truffles and pralines, you can spot a chocolate sculpture of the shop’s trademark crocodile, which represents the swift and surreptitious way a child might snap up chocolate when their parent isn’t looking. Every Saturday, the shop also offers the famous ‘tablet du samedi’, a seasonal chocolate bar filled with juicy fresh fruit that'll pop in your mouth when you bite into it.