A small review for a small chocolate, but one that’s good enough that it’s worth mentioning anyway.
Sébastien Bouillet is a chocolatier with five shops in Lyon and two in Tokyo. We caught up with him at Salon du Chocolat in Paris, where we picked up this little box of two praline & caramel lips. For some reason, I gave one away – I really must learn to stop sharing my chocolate…
There’s no labelling on the box, so I can’t give much details, but I can tell you is the shells are dark chocolate with a hint of red colouring.
Inside, there are two layers. A lower layer of praline and nuts and a top layer of caramel. It’s sweet but light in both flavour and texture, so it’s never too much. The praline layer is wonderfully crunchy and tasty, and the dark chocolate just takes the edge of the sweetness.
In short, they’re absolutely divine. My only regret is that I only had this one, and I don’t think there’s any chance I’ll be able to get more until I get back to France.
If you’re lucky enough to come across them yourself, don’t let them pass you by. And pick us up a box or seven.
Finally, here’s the video interview we did with Sébastien for World Chocolate Guide. Check out the chocolate lipsticks. This man clearly has a thing for lip-related products…