The best pain au chocolat in France is in the Yvelines

By Caroline J. Photos by My B. Posted Nov 3, 2022 11:14 AM

Wondering where to savor the best pain au chocolat in France? Do not search anymore ! The first edition of the Pain au Chocolat Master unveiled its results at the chocolate fair. And it is in the Yvelines, more precisely in Poissy, that you have to go to taste this award-winning pain au chocolat!

For 5 days, cocoa addicts chained sweet pleasures at the Parc des Expos de la Porte de Versailles in Paris during the new edition of the chocolate lounge. In addition to tastings and parades, the chocolate fair is also an opportunity to award prizes. On October 29, the first edition of the Chocolate Bread Masterorganized by the National Confederation of French Bakery and Bakery-Pastry.

For this great first, 38 candidates were in the running with one and the same objective: to win the award for the best pain au chocolat in France. For this, they had to convince a jury made up of professionals in the trade and journalists. The latter notably judged the puff pastry of the pain au chocolat, but also its taste, its cooking and its visual aspect. After deliberations, it is finally a Ile-de-France baker who came out on top, clinching the coveted title.

Didier Ledemepastry chef of the bakery “Under the sun” at Poissy (Yvelines) therefore climbs on the first step of the podium. It thus becomes the champion of France of the National Master of the Best Pain au Chocolat 2022. The baker of this Ile-de-France house, managed by Mickaël Forcher, is followed by Christopher Dubois (Burgundy-Franche-Comté) and Leo Cantard (Pays de la Loire).

You now know where to go to taste the best pain au chocolat in France !

Winners of the Pain au Chocolat Master 2022

  • 1st – Didier Ledemé (Ile-de-France region)
  • 2nd – Christophe Dubois (Burgundy-Franche-Comté region)
  • 3rd – Léo Paumard (Pays de la Loire region)

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