Orange, Seville orange, lemon, grapefruit and tangerine skins are candied on the premises: a long and worthwhile process which l have been doing for the last 5-6 years .
The peel are crispier than shop-bought peels and have a lot of citrusy flavour to them; it makes those tablettes deliciously unique, hand-made, giving this beautiful combination.
The fruit was imported directly from the farmers using a farm-direct scheme a customer told me about (crowdfarming.com) The lemons and tangerines came from Italy, the grapefruit and oranges from Spain. The fruit was deliciously fresh and the skin candied even better than usual. l did try to make jam with the flesh but only managed one, the others got burned (... l am not a jam maker!! You leave it 5 minutes when it is not even hot, you come back and it is all caught and burned. 'Evil' jams!)
Ingredients: cocoa mass, sugar, (milk powder if milk chocolate version) vanilla extract, tangerine, orange, lemon, grapefruit peel.
May contain traces of nuts.
Available in 42% milk chocolate* or 76% dark chocolate*.
Suitable for vegan diet in dark chocolate.
Sold by weight, £58 /kg
The process of making this tablette is very time consumming and special - candying the peel takes a week, drying it takes another few days, and it has to be hand-cut before making the bars. (+£ per kilo)
l have thought about it and l may discontinue this citrus bar next year as it has been a very busy hard-work year and l may need a rest from all the candying. It is a shame as it is one of my favourite bars and l have done it for a good 5 years! The citrus has such individual aroma...
Enjoy it while it is there! (While, or "whilst"? My English lessons are a long time ago now..)
Home-Candied Citrus Tablette – Tablette écorces d’agrumes confites maison
41% Milk Chocolate, 76% Dark Chocolate