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Hygienic Chocolates: an Old Inscription from Debauve & Gallais

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I loved this old inscription from chocolate makers Debauve & Gallais established in 1800 by Sulpice Debauve who was actually a pharmacist to King Louis XVI. It is a throwback to a time when chocolate was considered a medicine: "Debauve et Gallais fabricants de chocolats fins et hygiéniques" translates as "Debauve and Gallais makers of fine and hygienic chocolates." They continue to make a chocolate that contains a medicinal quantity of cacao, 99%, Les pistoles de Marie-Antoinette.

"Utile Dulci" is a quotation from Horatio, lit. to join what is pleasant with what is useful.

This is one of their two boutiques in Paris, located at 30, rue des Saint-Pères, 75007. It is registered as a historical monument.

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