Based in Gallargues-le-Montueux in Occitanie, France, Barre Clandestine was founded in 2022 by Émilie and Emmanuel.
Émilie is a great chocolate lover, who, on discovering that only a handful of passionate craftsmen made their chocolate from the bean, wanted to learn this skill. Falling in love with this profession, she could no longer see herself doing anything else: selecting the best beans, imagining recipes to reveal incredible aromas, creating taste emotions... Émilie left a comfortable public sector role, a position of responsibility, to make chocolate, out of passion.
Before chocolate, Emmanuel divided his life between two activities: consultant in the energy sector by day and magician by night. Consulting taught rigor and high standards, whilst magic allowed Emmanuel to cultivate astonishment. "Today, I would like our chocolate to be the synthesis of my personality, both demanding in terms of quality and values, surprising in its taste."