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French Maître Chocolatier and confectioner Hélène Mazuyer worked in small, artisan confectioneries before she began at Lindt, where she realized her dream to work for a large-scale chocolatier, sharing her experience and specialized knowledge with a wider audience. She is most interested in the diverse ways in which chocolate can be worked - carved, shaped, or molded - while playing with color to add a splash of fantasy. Hélène enjoys experimenting with chocolate to discover the new flavor combinations that Lindt chocolate lovers eagerly anticipate. For Hélène, chocolate is not just a craving; it's a daily exercise, to keep her palate in shape and sensitize it to different aromas and textures. She feels that chocolate should be a source of wonder that recaptures the sweetness of childhood and believes that, much in the way a jeweler creates a gemstone out of a rock, chocolate-making should always be a creative endeavor. Her fondest wish is to ensure that the magic of chocolate continues to create a spark of delight in everyone's eyes. Hélène says that the key to being a Maître Chocolatier is above all being passionate and having a creative, artistic side. "It's best to have golden fingertips, for the profession is one of finesse, agility, and patience."