What are the characteristics of our Chocolates? Our Flavours

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Beatriz’s idea is very simple: to produce good chocolate at an even better price.

She carefully selects chocolate with character which has a striking and recognisable aroma.

The ingredients for the fillings are of the best quality and freshness with out any artificial flavourings, fragrance or colours. As a result the chocolates have a shelf life of six to eight weeks, but this doesn’t seem to be a problem for her clients as they tell her the chocolates do not normally remain in the box uneaten for more than six to eight days!

 

OUR CHOCOLATES

  • Dark chocolate: A combination of cocoa beans from Africa produces with a quite bitter and intense taste, and aromas of jungle fruit, but not too complex, to be able to combine well with all our fillings. Minimum cocoa content of 72%.
  • Milk chocolate: Creamy with a subtle taste of caramel which combines well with our hazelnut, almond or peanut fillings. Minimum cocoa content of 33%.
  • White chocolate: A very baçanced taste of caramel and natural vanilla of the Bourbon type which combines well with soft fruit, ginger or mint. Minimum cocoa content of 29%.

OUR FLAVOURS

CLASSIC CHOCOLATE-Chocolates with fillings (10-12g each)
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  • Hazelnut cream and biscuit: this is a modern twist on the classic flavour of hazelnuts with biscuit crumbs bathed in white or milk chocolate.
  • Peanut Butter: one of the new additions to our range this is extremely popular. With a light flavour of coconut it is bathed in milk chocolate.
  • Coffee: a filling with the flavour and texture of coffee beans, it is an elegant and classic combination with dark chocolate.
  • Raspberry: raspberries grown in our area create a taste and smell for this filling which is instantly recognisable and delicious. Encased with white and dark chocolate.
  • Mint: the subtle flavour of mint is obtained with mint leaves and liqueur dipped in dark chocolate.


CLASSIC CHOCOLATE-Dark chocolate with seeds dried or crystallised fruits
Intense and piquant flavours which unite deliciously with dark chocolate.
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Rectangles of 10-12g each:

  • Roasted Almonds: a simple combination but always a winner with dark, milk or white chocolate.
  • Sesame Seeds: these little seeds create a special flavour when sprinkled onto dark or milk chocolate.
  • Sultanas with Rhum: rectangles of dark chocolate mixed with plenty sultanas (raisins).
  • Fig Paste: very clear fig taste. A filling made without butter or milk products. Covered with dark chocolate.

 

Small pieces of 5-6g each


  • Red pepper (dark)
  • Cranberries (dark)
  • Apricots (dark)
  • Crystallised orange (dark)
  • Crystallised ginger (dark)
  • Figs : deep in dark chocolate (variable weight, 8-15g)
  • Chili: very thin dark chocolate with lighy chilli taste which we only notice at the end.
  • Sea salt: dark or milk, difficult to imagine but pleasant contrast.
  • Three spices: dark chocolate with cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander, a subtle taste.

 

SPECIAL CHOCOLATE
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  • Truffles: an experience of intense bitter dark chocolate that lingers in the mouth.
  • Rochers: with caramelized almonds and dark, milk or whit chocolate. They look like little rocks which explains the French name.
  • Dates: Medjoul type. Deep in milk or dark chocolate.
  • Arbutus Honey Bombons: a very bitter honey. Therefore fits very well with milk chocolate.
  • Arbutus Brandy Bombons: the "medronho" (Arbutus unedo) is a tipical tree and a brandy made from their fruits. Dark chocolate, filling with white chocolate.
  • "Dulce de Leche" Bombons: milk or dark chocolate.


CHOCOLATE BARS-PLAIN CHOCOLATE OR WITH DRIED FRUITS

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-Plain chocolate: dark single origin, milk or white chocolate (50g each).

We always have a supply of special dark chocolate from identified origins and of premium quality.

 

 -With roasted/dried fruits, dark or milk chocolate (variable weight, ~70g):

  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamias

 

MOULDED CHOCOLATES
For children (or for the child in all of us!)
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  • Big letters  (100g) for great occasions
  • Hand formed hearts, with personalized texts (~120g each)
  • Chocolate lollipops, which can be personalized on demand (50-60g each)
  • Different small forms: animals, flowers, hearts, etc.,depending on stocks (small pieces, from ~10g)



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OTHER PRODUCTS

(see the pictures)

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In our shop we serve also hot chocolate, tea or coffee as well as our highly appreciated "brownies".