Using only excellent intense dark chocolate with 72% cocoa as base, Michel Cluizel keeps its reputation as one of the best with this chocolate bar. The dark chocolate base is bittersweet, but delicious and smooth. You get tangy notes from the dried red berries, sweet notes from diced candied lemon, and hints of roasted almond.
This is chocolate bar that is perfect with coffee. Coffee will only enhance the flavors of the chocolate, and highlight the tart-sweetness of the additions. Enjoy it after dinner, or even as merienda on a nice lazy day.
The Cluizel family’s affair with chocolate began in Normandy in 1947, when pastry chefs Marc and Marcelle Cluizel decided to venture into this line of confection. Their son Michel took their interest a step further and, in 1987, opened the now-famous La Fontaine du Chocolat on the Rue Saint Honoré in Paris. He insisted on only the best quality sugar cane and Bourbon vanilla pods in his products, and eventually began partnering with cacao plantations around the world. The rest, as they say, is history.
Store your chocolates in a cool, dark place, ideally between 18 to 24°C. You can use the refrigerator, but place the chocolate in an airtight container to keep the moisture and humidity out—and retain its full range of flavors, of course!