A 3.4-inch tall, three-quarter of a pound edible work of art. Framed with a scarce (2008 vintage) 73% intensely dark couverture from Bolivia with hints of licorice and dried fruit, it reveals a whole slow-roasted caramelized Piedmont hazelnut center with a foundation of finely textured French praliné and a 40% Ivory Coast milk chocolate cover. Layered above is a virtuoso swirl of salty Madagascar vanilla caramel.
“Allow yourself to be charmed by this gold-dusted moiré shell, which bestows velvety texture and notes of leather to this dark chocolate. Hidden inside is a fine layer of lightly salted caramel enhanced with Bourbon vanilla. Then a rich core beckons, with its generous, smooth taste, adorned with big chunks of divine hazelnut from Piedmont, like fragments of gems, to complement and improve the fullness of the flavor. Tonight, there is a ball in Venice. Let’s wear an evening gown.” – Gisèle Marguin, Master Sommelier of the UDSF (Union de la Sommellerie Française)
Hazelnut [23%], 73% dark chocolate cover (cocoa paste, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier : GMO-free soya lecithin), 40% milk chocolate cover (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa paste, skimmed milk powder, emulsifier : GMO-free soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavouring), sugar, cream, glucose syrup, butter, edible varnish, coloring agent (E171, E172), salt, invert sugar, Bourbon vanilla bean.
Hazelnut, soya, milk. May contain traces of other nuts with shell, sesame, nuts, sulfite.