Located in the heart of Marseille, the L’Espérantine chocolate factory is a veritable gustatory nugget. Created in 1999 to celebrate the city’s 2600th anniversary, it quickly made a name for itself in the exclusive world of high-end chocolates. Its founder, Francesco Martorana, a former top-level athlete turned restaurateur with a passion for Mediterranean gastronomy, has combined the worlds of cocoa and olive oil with unparalleled mastery. L’Espérantine de Marseille-Provence, his signature creation, skilfully combines refined dark chocolate, sweet almonds, candied orange peel and exceptional Extra Virgin olive oil. Tasting this exceptional confection reveals a perfect balance between crunchiness and mellowness, with olive oil playing a subtle role as a flavor enhancer. Presented in boxes with a design inspired by Mediterranean mosaics, Espérantine de Marseille-Provence embodies the elegance and uniqueness of French chocolate-making. An invitation to gourmandise and conviviality, where each bite is a tasty journey into Mediterranean traditions.