Evening talk : Chocolate addict

  • 24 September 2014 19:00
  • Members room, Société Jersiaise Société Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road, St Helier Tel: 875 655
  • FREE for members of the AF and Societe Jersiaise / £2 for non-members

Accroc de chocolat / Chocolate addict

Le pouvoir du cacao sur les hommes fait partie de ces mystères difficiles à percer. Boisson des dieux à l’origine, le chocolat s’est répandu dans notre quotidien sans rien perdre de son caractère merveilleux, exotique et fascinant. A travers son histoire et ses légendes, ses secrets de fabrication et ses vertus réelles ou imaginaires, cette conférence tentera de dévoiler certaines énigmes sur ce produit tant convoité. Et si le mystère persiste, la petite mais croquante dégustation finale devrait pouvoir nous consoler.


The power of cocoa for mankind is one of the many mysteries that defy explanation. Originally considered to be a drink of the gods, chocolate has infused our daily lives without losing its marvelous, exotic and fascinating character. Examining its history and legends, secrets of production and its properties - real or imaginary – this conference will try to unveil some of the many enigmas surrounding this much desired commodity. And if the mystery remains insoluble, a small but delicious final tasting should be able to console us.

A talk given by Xavier LAVRY (General Delegate of the Alliance francaise in UK – Director of the Alliance Francaise of Manchester) organized by the French Section of the Societe Jersiaise in Partnership with the Alliance Francaise de Jersey.

The talk will be followed by a delicious chocolate samples tasting provided by Hotel Chocolat.

Wednesday 24th September 2014 from 7.00pm in the Members Room of the Societe Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road, St Helier.