, a provider of independent reviews and rankings of consumer products and services, has given zChocolat a best-in-class, 5-star rating as an online chocolate retailer.

Founded in 1999, CEO Jean-Philippe Khodara set out to develop a brand of extraordinary chocolates using high-quality ingredients, impeccable flavors and uncompromising standards. He partnered with World Champion Chocolatier Pascal Caffet to help create a line of gourmet chocolates that quickly earned the respect of chocolate lovers around the globe.

As the final letter of the alphabet and the numerical representation for the infinite range of whole numbers, the letter “Z” was a fitting symbol for the company, which is committed to pushing the boundaries of conventional chocolates. From the sweet-salty combination of caramel and hazelnuts, to the cutting-edge confections regularly added to its catalogue, zChocolat delivers chocolate with pure French savoir-faire.

Order preparation, fulfillment, web development, customer service, marketing and institutional sales are conducted in Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. This site is equipped with state-of-the-art industrial laser and printing technology, facilitating on-demand customization while still allowing same-day shipping. zChocolat also has a location in Ojai, Calif.

Brian Dolezal of cited zChocolat’s innovative, high-quality confections, its gift-giving options and customer service as qualities earning it the 5-star rating.

“Because of their mouthwatering variety of gourmet-quality chocolates, beautiful presentation and excellent attention to detail, zChocolat takes first place among sites offering chocolate in 2017,” he said.

Other highly-rated chocolate companies include Godiva (4 stars), Russell Stover (4 stars), Ethel M (3.5 stars), Vosges Haut-Chocolat (3.5 stars) and Simply Chocolate (3.5 stars),’s new chocolate gift-giving platform.