2021 Review of New Chocolates.
kittens and warm woolen mittens… or something like that. For many of us,
chocolate is another of our indispensable favorite things, especially at Christmas
time. You only have to take a look at our Christmas chocolate gift ideas for this Christmas.
course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a review of our favorite chocolates, that
arrived during 2021.
start and end 2021 with the arrival of their new Almond & Hazelnut Praline
Paste in January. Made from Italian hazelnuts and Spanish almonds, this
superbly versatile praline paste contains no chocolate. A popular filling for
home-made chocolates, and patisserie, and rather indulgent when spread on toast.
sailed into history; the Austrian chocolatier introduced 5 new chocolate bars.
Fine cocoa’s from the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Nicaragua and a new ‘Sail-Shipped’
dark chocolate bar from Belize. The legendary Maya cacao used, spends more than
two months travelling from Belize to Hamburg on the sailboat Avontuur. A completely
emission-free journey for the Fairtrade, Organic cocoa used to make this single
origin 72% dark chocolate bar.
the year when we would finally get to see the new James Bond film, following
the gradual lifting of Covid restrictions. Charbonnel et Walker of Old Bond Street,
London, produced a Ltd Edition, 007 Dry Martini Truffle, based on the suave spy’s
signature cocktail. A dark chocolate truffle filled with a luxury vodka, gin,
chocolate & lemon ganache.
et Walker also introduced a new Sea Salt Caramel Drinking Chocolate. A 53%
cocoa content, popular with those that prefer a sweeter hot chocolate drink.
Superior Selection, single origin chocolate ganaches also became available in a
gift pack, to compliment the existing 12, 18 & 24 chocolate boxes in their
glowing, metallic gold card, boxes.
had a great 2021, launching new, soya free versions of some of their most
popular single-origin chocolate bars, as well as introducing new Grand Crus
chocolate bars from organic, fairtrade cocoa of the Dominican Republic, Peru
and Belize. Their Venezuelan Araguani dark chocolate bar underwent a complete
transformation, with an increase in cocoa content from 72% to a pure 100% cocoa
content bar, that was also soya free. New chocolate bar sleeves were also
introduced, including their Jivara (40% milk chocolate), Abinao (85% dark chocolate),
Andoa Noir (70% dark chocolate), Dulcey (35% blond chocolate) and Guanaja (70%
also bought us 5 new couvertures – Framboise, Yuzu, Passion fruit, Fraise &
Millot, as well as a new 68% dark drinking chocolate – Nyangbo.
Booja, Norfolk based chocolate makers introduced 4 new truffle flavours –
Chocolate Salted Caramel, Deeply Chocolate, Chocolate Orange and Honeycomb
Caramel. Their new Signature Collection box, which went on to win Gold in the
first ever Free From Christmas Awards, in the ‘perfect Christmas gift’ category,
in the Free From Food Awards, contains a selection of 4 chocolate truffles from
each new flavour.
Booja Booja’s chocolate truffles are not only of superior quality, but also
organic, vegan, dairy & gluten free, soya lecithin free and palm oil free.
Cluizel also introduced some new bars and beautiful new, higher cocoa content
dark chocolate bars, based on the same single-plantation cocoa as before. The
Mokaya, El Jardin and Mangaro single-plantation chocolate bars, saw cocoa
content increases to between 71% & 75%.
followed by their new Ecorces D’ Orange, Grand Cru 70% dark chocolate bar, Café
Grand Cru 70% dark chocolate bar and Kayambe Grand Ivoire, white chocolate bar.
et Walker returned later in 2021 with a new Raspberry & Amaretto chocolate
truffle. With their decadent milk chocolate, hazelnut and almond Amaretto
centre, decorated with raspberry pieces, beautifully finished in Charbonnels’
signature round chocolate box.
was just around the corner, and in addition to our high-quality milk chocolate
foiled novelty ghosts, witches, spiders and skulls, we were able to introduce
new Chocolate Bats to our collection. Foiled, Belgian milk chocolate body on cardboard
was then nearly upon us (in retail terms), and time to get our Christmas 2021
Superior Selection, chocolate gift boxes, chocolate hampers, and other luxury
chocolate gifts ready to order online.
ever-popular ‘pre-order for Christmas’ delivery service was made available at
checkout, allowing customers to take advantage of items in stock, but not
having them dispatched until the 13th December.
rounded up the year (so-far) with a timely delivery of their new Chocolate
Advent Calendar for 2021 – 24 chocolate filled days to Christmas, containing
their signature luxury chocolates, and a new soya free version of the Manjari dark
chocolate bar. A 64% cocoa content from Madagascar, with all the fruit flavour
you would expect from this fine cocoa origin, grown off the coast of Africa.
there was some good news from Grenada with the arrival of a new delivery of The
Grenada Chocolate Company, dark chocolate bars. Made with pure, organic local
ingredients by a co-operative of growers and producers. The production facility
itself is solar powered, nestled deep in the lush rain forest, responsible for
outstanding flavour cocoa.
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