Sunday, June 2, 2019

Maison Bouche - Fleur de Pecher Milk Chocolate bar - June 2, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Maison Bouche
Fleur de Pecher (Peach Blossom) Milk Chocolate Bar
Good +
Weight: .55 oz. (15.5 g.) / 2.2 oz. (62 g.) in total bar
Calories: 82.5 calories (estimate) in 1/4 bar
Cost: $6.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Flowers Theme Week.

Today's Fleur de Pecher (peach blossom) Milk Chocolate bar was from Maison Bouche (Oakland, CA).

Maison Bouche is a small batch, made to order, chocolatier and bakery in the San Francisco Bay Area. The packaging design for their bars continues to be classic, retro French with curved script lettering against muted colors.

This thick 40% cacao milk chocolate bar had a peach parfum aroma. The melt and texture was creamy smooth. The chocolate had sweet milk chocolate and natural peach flavor. It was a satisfying sweet confection that allowed one to fantasize what Paris in spring might have been like this year.*

Note: This bar contained a whisp of brown sugar and vanilla. Unfortunately it also contained barley malt extract, meaning it was not gluten free.

*The last few days Paris temperatures have reached highs of approx. 68 F (20 C) degrees. It's been about 12 degrees warmer in the SF Bay Area and our fruit tree blossoms had largely fluttered to the ground by early April. (Rosy notions of spring aside, I like being active outdoors and hiking, so I'd be quite happy with 68 F any day.)

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