Monday, May 2, 2022

Läderach - FrischSchoggi Heart Cherry-Raspberry - May 2, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Läderach Chocolatier Suisse
FrischSchoggi Heart Cherry-Raspberry
Good +
Weight: 1.167 oz. (33.3 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total heart
Calories: 187 calories in 1/3 of heart
Cost: N/A - gift from Läderach*
Purchased from: N/A - gift from Läderach, Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to a 3-day Chocolate and Mother's Day** series from Läderach Chocolatier Suisse.

Today's FrischSchoggi (Fresh Chocolate) Heart Cherry-Raspberry chocolate was distributed by Läderach ("UK Lmted.") and produced in Switzerland. 

Läderach "premium chocolates are manufactured from bean-to-bar" in Switzerland; and the company has retail shop locations in the U.S., including one in Palo Alto, CA.***

Today's attractively packaged confection was one of Läderach's heart-shaped items featured for Mother's Day (Sunday, May 8, 2022).

The generously-sized heart was attractively designed with a multi-hued upper layer (ivory-pink field topped with red rose and cocoa-colored (covered tiny waffle) pieces) atop a solid, dark chocolate base layer. There was something in this celebratory spring confection for white, milk and dark chocolate fans.

The aroma for this chocolate included subtle sweet chocolate, with faint red fruit (cherry, berry) and faint fruit-floral notes.

Flavor complexity was achieved via contrasting layered flavors and textures. Small pops of sweet-tart cherry and diffuse sweet mixed berry (blackberry, raspberry) added bright fruit notes. The small coated waffle pieces added soft crunchy texture. 

The darker 56% cacao chocolate layer helped balance out the sweetness in the white chocolate. Small quantities of malt and vanilla added subtle, mellow warmth.

Ingredients: (Decorated chocolate with sugar-coated waffle pieces, sour cherry, blackberry and raspberry powder, cocoa: 36% (white) / 56% (dark) min.) Sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa paste, whole milk powder, skimmed milk powder, sour cherry (1%), glucose syrup, cherry puree (0.6%), wheat flour, citric acid, raspberries (0.4%), cocoa bean pieces, soy lecithin, vegetable oils (coconut, rapeseed (aka canola)), modified starch, cream powder (milk), artificial flavors (with nuts), sodium alginate, Natural Flavor, Natural Flavors, clarified butter (milk), salt, gum arabic, rapeseed lecithin, barley malt, ground vanilla, red pepper.

Allergen-related information: (Contained gluten (wheat, barley malt), milk, nuts, soy ingredients.) "May contain egg, other gluten (inclu. wheat), other nuts"

* Pricing and availability: Pricing for this Cherry-Raspberry Heart online was listed as $15.90 (USD) on Laderach's website. Note: This and some other Mother's Day items were already listed as out-of-stock; although retail stores may still have inventory. So, best to act soon if you're interested in these Mother's Day gift chocolates.

**Mother's Day is celebrated in May in several countries including: Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, Turkey and the U.S. Flowers, chocolates and celebratory meals were traditions that were part of our Mother's Day get-togethers.

***Läderach took over leases for approx. 34 former Godiva retail locations in the U.S.

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