About Deux Cranes

 
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Deux Cranes is a small chocolate and confections company that produces high quality, flavor driven chocolates and confections in beautiful San Diego, California.

Everything is made completely by hand in small batches so that the yummiest treats can be offered to our clients. Good things take time and care and we are here for it. All of the flavors are inspired by founder Michiko Marron-Kibbey’s childhood in Japan and travels abroad. Some may seem a little kooky, but they are tried and true flavor combinations that will delight you.

We offer different collections that change with the seasons as much as possible (while keeping the staples around, of course). Producing in small batches means that we can make more seasonally driven products (yay!). We use locally sourced products where possible, and the highest quality French chocolate from Valrhona to make the most flavorful treats possible.

Deux (pronounced “do”) Cranes or Two Cranes is named after Michiko’s passion to create delicious treats that are both flavorful and beautiful. The two cranes represent beauty and taste, as well as the belief that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for substance. Cranes are a symbol of hope and longevity in Japanese culture and they are seen as mystical animals. Our cranes anchor us in our core values as we deliver the best chocolates and treats to you.

 
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Michiko Marron-kibbey, founder

Michiko grew up moving around a lot but is a native San Diegan and recently relocated to the area. She spent most of her adolescence in Japan and developed a love of food, sweets, and baking cookies in toaster ovens. She moved back to the States to go to college in San Luis Obispo, CA, and continued to bake in her college apartment as much as possible. Michiko went to graduate school at Columbia University in NYC and later taught early childhood in Washington, D.C. but continued to develop her love of all kinds of foods and baking. This is where things take a turn…

In 2015, Michiko and her husband Philip decided to pack up everything they owned, leave their tried-and-true-careers behind and pursue their passions of pastry and wine in the enchanting city of Paris. It took two years of hard work and saving but in 2017 Michiko attended Ferrandi and later worked at Mori Yoshida, a Franco-Japanese pastry and chocolate shop in the 7th Arrondissement.

Michiko loves to bring people joy through her chocolates and confections. She believes that sweets are a total sensory experience and that with a little attention to detail you can achieve a truly magical experience with just one bite.

 

Contact us at info@deuxcranes.com