Awarded a triple Gold Star and Speciality Product from the South East at the 2011 Great Taste Awards, the Royal Merina Chocolate is truely spectacular. Marc Demarquette has developed an exclusive methodolgy of preparing a special ganache by "volumising" it to optimise and maximise the flavour of the chocolate.
For the Royal Merina he uses two single estate cocoas from Madagascar to create a 68% chocolate as the ganache base as well as the couverture. Pure Madagassy bourbon vanilla is infused in the cream before it is gently mixed with the chocolate, then Marc volumises the mixture and once set enrobes each chocolates in the same 68% chocolate blend.
The result is a light and delicately flavoured center, with a perfect balance of cocoa tones and vanilla. The thin chocolate couverture layer adds texture and additional cocoa tones for a most delightful chocolate experience.
With such sophistication and accolade it seemed only apt to dedicate and name it after the103-year-old Merina monarchy in Madagascar.
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- Box contains 8 Royal Merina Chocolates
- Will take up to 48 hour notice before despatch
- Please note the Royal Merina Chocolates should be consumed within two weeks of purchase
- For deferred deliveries please choose Special Delivery postage option.