Le Petit Mousse Chocolates
San Diego, CA
Artisan Chocolate-Covered Caramels
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Introduction

Owner and chef Jeffrey Strauss didn’t set out to create an exceptional confections company. He was doing just fine catering to U.S. Presidents and celebrities at his famed Solana Beach, California, restaurant Pamplemousse Grille. But it was there that he stumbled upon a recipe for further success; after crafting wildly popular chocolate-covered caramels for a large private party, the only way he could satisfy demand was to launch Le Petit Mousse Chocolates.

  8 and 16 pack
About The Food

An acute focus on a few great flavor combinations, attention to detail and the finest ingredients are what make Le Petite Mousse Chocolates so incredibly memorable. You won’t find any fair-weather flavors here. A restrained selection of four flavors means each chocolate-covered caramel has been meticulously perfected, whether it’s classic salted caramel, honey caramel, orange blossom caramel or vanilla caramel.

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Meet The Owner

Jeffrey Strauss first found culinary fame at his Pamplemousse Grille in San Diego, and it was there, at the spot preferred by celebrities and U.S. presidents that he began toying with the art of gourmet chocolate candies. But this personal passion didn’t take off until he and his Executive Pastry Chef, Joe Burns, crafted a particularly memorable hand-dipped sea-salted chocolate caramel for a large dinner party.
Instantly popularity resulted in more confection-making experiments—and the founding and success of Le Petit Mousse Chocolates.

Accolades
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Life is uncertain. Have dessert first.

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Chef Jeffrey Strauss, Pampelmousse Grille

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Zagat rated the Pampelmousse Grille a score of 27 for food.

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Low Flat-Rate Shipping for Le Petit Mousse

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.


$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Le Petit Mousse Chocolates overnight via UPS Ground service, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond next-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 29.95 for UPS Next Day Air Saver upon checkout.


*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, several packages from Le Petit Mousse Chocolates require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

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Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge.
Service to Alaska is now available from Le Petit Mousse. Service to Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.


Orders are shipped on Monday through Friday, except holidays. The ordering deadline for next day shipment of orders is 3:00 PM (ET).


Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.


Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of 7 days:


Ground Shipping (1-8 Day) - All customers will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.


2nd-Day Air ($19.95) - Orders will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.


UPS Next Day Air Saver ($29.95) - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.


UPS Next Day Air ($34.95) - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses.


Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for UPS 2-Day, and UPS Next Day Air service for an additional charge of $20 per package. Deliveries are made between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, depending upon delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.


Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.


For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All of the delicious caramels from Le Petit Mousse are shipped in recyclable packages with plenty of packing material to ensure they arrive in perfect condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

To maintain the top quality of these delicious confections store in a cool, dry place. Refrigeration is not recommended. On the back of each item’s packaging, please find a “Best Before” date and an "Allergen Alert."