The group was created by the record producer Marcel De Keukeleire to commercialize his success Brasilia Carnaval, recorded and mixed with his artistic ensemble. This piece was a worldwide hit and became the theme song of a popular French television program conducted by Guy Lux, Ring Parade. The album sold 6,830,000 copies.
In Brasilia Carnaval other successes followed, but the fame of the Chocolat's died in the mid-eighties. Some of their tracks and rhythms were taken up in the eighties and nineties by the group La Compagnie Créole.