Les Patisserie des Reves White Chocolate Global Collection

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Les Patisseries des Reves White Chocolate Global CollectionWhen I asked if I could get a sample of the new chocolate creations from Les Patisserie des Reves I did not expect what arrived. I was, in fact, intimidated by what arrived. I was overwhelmed by what arrived. I reviewed what arrived and then had a slight issue and lost the review and images however by the miracle of modern technology (and IT support) I have recovered them!

Apologies to LPDR London who sent me these bars so long ago before I ran a conference, had a relative taken to hospital twice, had to rush home and got sick.

That aside I was blown away by these bars. I was so blown away that I shared them with a friend’s book club to show them – with more than a few white chocolate sceptics in it – that white chocolate could be utterly amazing.

There was an international selection of chocolate and with my pathetically crap French I tried my best to understand what the bars were but could not read the stories inside. Because I’m crap 🙁 Anyway – here are the amazing bars:

LPDR england barEngland – Willie – strong origin cocoa smell – Venezuela- clear flavour – little vanilla to muddle – clearly high quality – sweetness lingers.

LPDR japan barJapan – Es Koyama – hojicha green tea & crisped rice – green tea main nose – heavy roasted green tea flavour with lots of rice – interesting toasted flavour combined like perfectly toasted bread & sweet green tea.

LPDR hungary barHungary – Razsavolgyi – fresh herbs – herb notes on nose like a herb garden freshly crushed – sharp & slightly astringent – heavy herb notes like shoving a spice cupboard in your mouth – lingering woody herbaceous notes.

LPDR france barFrance – Conticini – vanilla, verveine & hazelnut crunch – heavy vanilla on nose – unbalanced – vanilla then verveine then salt from crunch – no harmony – not nice to me but I am sure that there are people out there who will buy boxes of this one.

LPDR peru barPeru – Amaz – coarse ground coffee – heavy roast coffee on nose – almost burnt – basically chunks of coffee in white Choc. Bit of a heavy roast but not too burnt – pleasant enough for coffee lovers like my hubby.

LPDR luxembourg barLuxembourg – Oberweiss – cinnamon – light cinnamon on nose – inclusion harmonious – sweet white married with delightful cinnamon to create the perfect bar. More of this one stayed with me and was not shared as much 😉

LPDR italy barItaly – Domori – mint leaves – chlorophyll on nose with mint – there is a hint of something else (chocolate hinting at a non-deodorised cocoa butter being used) – intensely minty chlorophyll- not quite polo mint – distinctly peppermint – overpowering.

LPDR switzerland barSwitzerland – Beschle – lemon & cardamom – light cardamom on nose – little citrus – sour milk is first taste as citrus comes through – cardamom is a late bloomer as the intense citrus assaults your tongue. Really different and interesting flavour.

LPDR mexico barMexico – almonds & figs – the almonds are a strong flavour with the fig playing second fiddle. Not evenly distributed so each bite is different but that makes it more dynamic and interesting.

LPDR belgium barBelgium – Vandeparte – speculoos- not too much of a hint on the nose & not too much cookie in the bar makes it feel more subtle & delightful for sweet lovers. I like the bits of crunchy cookie that are revealed as white melts

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One Response to Les Patisserie des Reves White Chocolate Global Collection

  1. Sally Anne Boscombe says:

    You’ve convinced me to give white chocolate another try. How do we buy these bars? Whaere are they on sale?