A French company, Erithaj Chocolat is the ultimate luxury chocolate brand. Originating from the passion of a father – Arnaud Stengel – that he then passed onto his son, this maker has a particular focus on familial and cultural heritage. The secret of great chocolate has now been passed down through four generations of the family. Their chocolate is rarely sold outside of France, and we’re delighted that featuring them in our chocolate library makes us one of their only European stockists.
Erithaj source their beans from their own farms near Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and then process them in France. Arnaud frequently travels to Vietnam to meet the families that make his cocoa, and has a close bond with his chocolatier Christophe Meyer back in France which allows him to make these beans into beautiful chocolate.
Erithaj also work closely with a scheme called Vietcacao that aims to support young people with disabilities by capitalising on the growing popularity of cocoa in Vietnam. Vietcacao has already helped to build help-center workshops in the province of Ben Tre, aimed at helping the locals improve their employability. Standing as a foremost player in the promotion of sustainable development and ethical responsibility is one of Erithaj’s fundamental aims.