Michel Cluizel is a gourmet chocolate company that originated in France three generations ago. Marc and Marcelle Cluizel decided to expand their pastry business, producing chocolates in their own home. Before long, Cluizel became a top name in gourmet sweets. In the 1980s, the brand grew even further, opening a U.S. subsidiary.
West Berlin, New Jersey
A French expat brought the company overseas and right to West Berlin, New Jersey. Tucked away in a corporate park just minutes from Sahara Sam's, the Chocolatrium may not look like much on the outside, but you won't forget your visit.
Michel Cluizel's Chocolatrium is no ordinary candy shop - inside, you'll find a chocolate museum, retail store, factory tours and interactive activities. Paradise for chocolate lovers, you'll learn about the history of chocolate, see chocolates being made and enjoy a variety of samples.
Did I mention the cafe? Enjoy chocolates, pastries and 18 flavors of macaroons. Most special though are the interactive experiences offered. Starting at just $10, you can reserve a spot to paint your own chocolate. With a wide selection of shapes to choose from, guests of all ages delight in this activity - and the delicious results.
Catering to groups, a fantastic selection of interactive experiences are offered. Enjoy chocolate making demonstrations and customize your own creations including dipped oreos and lollipops. Or perhaps you'll enjoy a tour with tastings and lunch (or a bring your own wine dinner)? They even offer choco-parties! These events are ideal for clubs, non-profit organizations, senior groups, scouting troops, field trips and more.
Shop 'til you drop.
Worth a trip for the store alone, choose from a wide selection of unique, flavorful treats. This is the finest quality chocolate around, supplying over half of Philadelphia's high end restaurants with their sweets.
For a sneak peek, enjoy this video by FYI Philly, shared on YouTube by Michel Cluizel USA: