Speak French! Repeat after me, “une baguette” (ewn bah-get). I love France, French culture and the French language. I also love French chocolate, and though I typically reach for dark rather than milk chocolate, these adorable and luscious solid milk chocolate baguettes (no gluten whatsoever!) are the exception for me! Oh, they are tellement délicieux! In the afternoon with an iced or hot chai or matcha latte, one of these fanciful little cuties feels like a most indulgent treat! The mouthfeel is creamy chocolate velvet with just the perfect level of sweetness. These baguettes feel like a special dessert! It’s my favorite way to break bread! Also, they are wonderful for goody bags or as a whimsical addition to a charcuterie board!
Who came up with the whimsical novelty of solid chocolate baguettes? Chocolat Michel Cluizel, a French family-owned business that has been handcrafting chocolate from bean to bar since 1948! The company was started by Michel’s parents, Marc and Marcelle, who originally made pastries in the town of Damville in Normandy.
Eventually they were drawn to work with chocolate and Michel joined the company as an apprentice. The business grew and the family opened up their first shop in Paris on Rue St Honoré. There are now three shops in Paris and a chocolate factory and museum in West Berlin, NJ. Tours are back so pay a visit if you head out that way. Local customers, this is not terribly far!
Chocolat Michel Cluizel is committed to quality. They meticulously source their ingredients and have formed strong partnerships with 7 plantations in the following countries: Guatemala, Brazil, Santo Domingo, São Tomé, Madagascar, and Colombia. Cluizel produces exquisite single origin bars from the plantations’ fine flavor cacao beans that highlight the distinct terroirs from which they hail, just like wine grapes. The Cluizel commitment to high quality also means they never use GMO ingredients in any of their chocolate delicacies. Barometer Chocolate proudly offers you several of the Grand Cru Cluizel Bars.
- Ingredients: Cocoa 39% Minimum, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa, Emulsifier (rapseed lecithin), Bourbon Vanilla Pod
- Net Weight: 14 g. / .5 oz.
- Country of Origin: France