THE COMPANY: La Maison Du Chocolat, Paris
THE PRODUCT: Summer 2009 Chocolate Collection
THE HOOK: Created by the company’s creative director, Gilles Marchal, the Summer 2009 Chocolate Collection uses vibrant colors, arabesque designs and unique flavors to describe the romance of Andalousie, Spain. The flavors in the collection are: Milk Chocolate Praliné with Nougat, Dark Chocolate Ganache with Orange, Mint Tea and Dark Chocolate Ganache, Almond Paste with Lemon and Lime and Dark Chocolate Ganache with Saffron and Raspberry. The chocolates, which are packaged in a coffret featuring shades of orange, were available in boutiques and online from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
INGREDIENTS: Dark chocolate (cocoa paste, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin, vanilla natural flavoring), almonds paste (almonds, sugar, glucose syrup, stabilizer: sorbitol), cream, milk chocolate (sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa paste, emulsifier: soy lecithin, vanillin, vanilla natural flavoring), sugar, butter, almonds, raspberry pulp, cocoa butter, hazelnuts, invert sugar, lemon fruits peels, honey, alcohols 34° vol. (0.8%), tea, glucose syrup, unleavened bread, saffron, egg albumin, natural flavorings, colors: E110 (sunset yellow), E133 (brilliant blue FOF), E171 (titaan dioxide).
S.R.P.: $56 for large gift box (30 chocolates), $19 for small gift box (10 chocolates).