Are you a chocolate fanatic who may or may not have a plan to explore France’s chocolate scene soon?
Whether you simply want to learn everything about chocolates or you’re planning to trudge to French-speaking parts to sample some delicious chocolat, here is a list of chocolate-related vocabulary to help you out.
Also, don’t leave this page so quickly because you’ll find really useful tips in the end of the article.
|Un ballotin||The decorative rectangular cardboard box used for packaging chocolates. In French chocolate shops, these typically come in 125g, 250g, 375g and 500g sizes|
|un bonbon de chocolat||bite-sized chocolate-filled confection|
|des tablettes de chocolat||chocolate bars|
|des orangettes||strips of candied citrus rind dipped in chocolate|
|des mendiants||disks of chocolate garnished with nuts and dried fruits|
|des bouchées au chocolat||bigger sized filled chocolates|
|une guimauve au chocolat||chocolate marshmallow|
|un chocolat fourré||filled chocolate|
|une cabosse||fruit of cacao tree|
|un chocolatier||A chocolate artisan or seller (could be a person or a company)|
|une confiserie||confectionery; a candy/chocolate store|
|une ganache||smooth mixture of chocolate and fresh cream or butter|
|une ganache beurre||ganache soufflé; it is used to fill and frost cakes, tarts and other pastries.|
|un grand cru chocolat||Chocolate made with beans from a particular region; The Grand Cru designation signifies that the beans used in a chocolate bar all come from a certain country or region.|
|un palet d’or||A flat, round pure ganache dark chocolate bonbon|
|un praliné||A confection made from ground almonds and caramelized sugar|
|un rocher||Clusters of slivered almonds, covered in chocolate|
|une truffe||A small, rich chocolate, usually shaped into a ball|
|le chocolat au lait||milk chocolate|
|le chocolat noir||dark chocolate|
|le chocolat blanc||white chocolate|
|le chocolat chaud||hot chocolate|
|la mousse au chocolat||chocolate mousse|
|des pâtes de fruits||sugar-dusted fruit jellies|
|des marrons glacés||candied chestnuts|
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