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Your New Favorite Healthy Snack

Last week, I had the chance to attend a launch event for a new collection by the famed French chocolatier, La Maison du Chocolat. The new collection, “Bien Être”, showcases high-quality chocolates as a healthy snack. Instead of being made with animal fats and proteins (cream and butter), the brand used vegetables and fruits. One might think that chocolate infused with vegetables and fruits would be the anti-thesis of a rich, indulgent chocolate treat. After experiencing this innovative new collection, I can tell you it is absolutely delicious.


It took nine months for the brand’s chef to achieve the right texture and balance. Chocolate ganache typically relies on butter and cream to achieve its silky composition and taste. However, La Maison du Chocolate achieved this delicate balance using fruit purées, juices and nectars. Honey and maple syrup were used as natural sweeteners, hazelnut oil for creaminess, and natural chicory fiber for substance. The result was four delicious chocolates: Pomegranate, Peach Propolis, Praline Squash Seeds (my favorite!) and Mango Turmeric.

Savory food pairings that were to matched with the chocolates to help showcase the chocolate flavors.

The natural ingredients used are not only able to mimic the texture and richness of a traditional high-quality chocolate, but also have wellness and anti-aging benefits. Mango, turmeric, aloe vera, propolis, squash seeds, and pomegranate, key ingredients in the collection, are rich in antioxidants, polyphenolic compounds and vitamins.

The La Maison du Chocolate Bien Être collection of chocolates will launch in May. A box will retail for approximately $35.

 

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