Friday, February 06, 2009

pierre ledent & van dender

Van Dender is a Belgian chocolatier.

The one on the left was called Palet or noir--dark chocolate ganache covered with dark chocolate. A little acidic but smooth.

Coeur Framboise (Heart Raspberry) was filled with a raspberry ganache and covered with white chocolate. Kind of sweet because of the white chocolate.

Pave de Tours--a hazelnut almond ganache that was quite crunchy, kind of like they mixed the ganache with brittle bits and covered with milk chocolate.

Pierre Ledent is another Belgian chocolatier.

Praline Noisette (shell shaped)--was a coffee flavored hazelnut ganache with milk chocolate coating.

Kir Royal Blanc--had a cherry center with white chocolate. Again, this one, like Van Dender's was too sweet.

Ganache Amere--was a dark chocolate ganache with a dark chocolate coating. This like Van Dender's was a bit acidic but delicious.

Even though I am not a fan of white or milk, I like how each assortment had bon-bons covered in different chocolates.


Debinhawaii said...

They all look good. I prefer dark chocolate too but will have the occasional milk or white with certain fillings. Like white combined with tart fruit fillings to cut the sweet. I had one with lilikoi once that was really good. Oh I am coveting your chocolate sampling! ;-)

manju said...

As I'm catching up with your site, I can't help but smile at what a chocolat-fiend you are! ; ) Thanks for sharing your great finds -- I can sip my coffee and nibble your chocolates vicariously...

Rowena said...

The heart raspberry is too cute...and reminds me that V-day is almost HERE?!? I hope this is not the last of the chocolate reports...

islegrl said...

Aloha! Just wanted to say hello! I actually stumbled upon your blog recently and have enjoyed going through your old entries. I especially love the *chocolate* entries! Japan has so many selections when it comes to chocolate, especially during Valentine's Day. I would definitely be buying up a bunch if I was there. *^^*

Phoebe said...

fancy!! Cherry...I am not fond of artificial cherry flavour eh? What is ganache?

OkiHwn said...

You are a chocoholic!

K and S said...

Thanks Deb :)

Let me know if you want to come over, Manju :)

They are still coming Rowena :)

Thanks Islegrl!

Take care everyone.

K and S said...

Here's the definition of ganache, Phoebe!

Yes I am, Nate :)

Take care you two.

Pandabonium said...

I like how you lay the groundwork early for Valentine's Day. ;)

K and S said...

Thanks PB :)

Take care.