Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate Review – Pure Indulgence
Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate is a premium chocolate bar with nuts and berries and we loved every bit of this indulgent chocolate!
Swiss chocolates are known for their smooth creaminess. Pair that with an irresistible combination of roasted nuts and dried, chewy berries, we say you’ve achieved nirvana.
The name, Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier, means recipes of the artisan’s shop. Their chocolate range includes specially crafted chocolate tablets that contain freshly roasted whole nuts and dried berries.
In our Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier review we discuss the taste, texture and ingredients. Considering this is a chocolate that is promising international flavor, is it value for money?
A quick look at a few product details of Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate :
|Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||100 gm|
|Nutritional Information (per 100 gm)||Energy : 464 kcal
Protein : 6.7 gm
Total Sugars : 43.0 gm
Total Fat : 29.0 gm
|Shelf Life||9 months from manufacturing|
|Mishry Ratings (out of 5)||4|
Our Review Factors
What do we expect? Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate originates from Switzerland and belongs to the artisan chocolate range. We are looking for a premium tasting, smooth, chocolate with the crunch of the roasted nuts and chewiness of the dried cranberries.
Any swiss chocolate can be rightly called so if it is produced in Switzerland. The real difference between a Swiss chocolate and those produced in other countries lies in the process and the use of ingredients. Swiss chocolates are the creamiest milk chocolate you will find.
When reviewing Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate, we looked for the following parameters :
Is the chocolate creamy and milky, like Swiss milk chocolates are supposed to be? How fresh do the nuts taste? Is the sweetness appropriate? Any industrial taste or flavor observed?
It is a bar of milk chocolate, so we were looking for the overall texture to be smooth and have a creamy mouthfeel. Does it melt in the mouth or feel grainy? This chocolate contains nuts and berries too. How crunchy are nuts? Are the cranberries soft and chewy?
3. Other Observations
How unique does this chocolate appear? Where are the nuts and berries placed on the chocolate bar? Are the nuts and cranberries whole-sized or chopped?
Temperature hugely impacts the texture of the chocolate. As it is a natural phenomenon for the chocolate to melt and reshape, without any fault of the brand, we did consider this aspect as a deciding factor.
How inviting is the chocolatey aroma? Is it mild or strong?
This is milk-based chocolate, so packaging becomes an area we closely examine. Many times the chocolate might ooze out during transit. In this segment, we check how sturdy is the packaging? Does it look attractive? Is there any tray inside that holds the chocolate pieces?
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Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate – Detailed Review
This section highlights our overall findings in terms of taste and texture. We also talk about the pros and cons here :
Product Inspection – Here we look at the following aspects :
Packaging : Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate bags a unique carton packaging. Inside the pack, the chocolate bar is wrapped in silver foil. No tray holds the chocolate. Ensure to keep the chocolate refrigerated to avoid it from melting. There is a small opening in front of the pack, which easily lets you pull out the chocolate.
Our review pack of 100 gm is priced at Rs. 275, which is reasonable, keeping in mind that the chocolate originates from Switzerland.
Appearance & Aroma: Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate has a decadent milk chocolate aroma. It is inviting!
Appearance-wise, these are dome-shaped rectangular bars. The top of the bar is filled with nuts and cranberries and has a light covering of chocolate. The nuts (almonds & hazelnuts) are whole-sized, whereas the cranberries are cut into pieces.
The nuts and berries lack an even distribution. There is an overload of nuts and berries seen in some bars, whereas others lack the same.
Main Ingredients: The main ingredients include – Sugar, Milk solids(19.7%), Cocoa butter, Cocoa solids, Dried sweetened cranberries (sugar, dried cranberries (2.5%), Almonds (5.3%), Hazelnuts (5.3%), and Emulsifier – 322(i).
Cocoa is an essential ingredient required in the production of chocolates. But despite being a booming market, two-third of cocoa farmers live in extreme poverty. As an aid to these farmers and to create a better living for them, the Rainforest Alliance was formed. The Rainforest Alliance works with almost one million cocoa farmers mostly in West Africa, which produces about 70% of worldwide cocoa.
This product line uses Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa.
Taste: We couldn’t stop at a single bite. The decadent, creamy and milky chocolate flavor got us asking for more. The well-roasted and fresh-tasting nuts combine very well with the chocolate flavor. Moreover, the cranberries add a sweet and tangy touch.
The overall sweetness of this milk chocolate is appropriate. The nuts bring in the crunch and cut down on the sweetness. We did not experience any industrial taste, aroma, or flavor. Big thumbs up!
Texture: Silky smooth! Nestlé Les De L’atelier Milk Chocolate depicts mixed textures. The creaminess and smoothness of the chocolate are top-notch. It easily melts in the mouth.
The nuts are well-roasted and crunchy. Both, almonds and hazelnuts are crisp while the chewy cranberries add a wonderful layer of texture.
- The nuts are crunchy, fresh, and well roasted.
- We loved the tangy, chewy and fresh tasting cranberries.
- The texture of this chocolate is super smooth.
- The overall sweetness is apt.
- We liked the clean list of ingredients.
- The chocolatey aroma is inviting!
- The packaging looks premium.
If you are an ardent fan of chocolate with nuts and berries, Nestle Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate is something you are gonna love.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Nestlé Les Recettes De L’atelier Milk Chocolate.
This milk chocolate contains sugar, emulsifier 322 (i) and added flavors (natural flavoring substances). Hence, we cannot say that the product is healthy. We recommend mindful eating and occasional indulgence.
This milk chocolate contains emulsifier 322 (i), used for extending the shelf life.
Yes, it contains sugar which is listed as the first ingredient on the pack.
The shelf life of this milk chocolate is 9 months from the date of manufacturing.
Per 100 gm, Nestle Les De L’atelier Milk Chocolate contains 464 kcal of energy.
In conclusion, the Nestlé Les De L’atelier Milk Chocolate is premium through and through. From the packaging to the taste and texture of milk chocolate – everything was impressive. The fresh tasting crunchy nuts and chewy cranberries add to the overall experience. Keeping the Swiss tag in mind, this is surely a value for money buy.
Will you give this chocolate a try? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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