Pistachio praline paste coated in Francois Pralus premium dark chocolate.
Francois Pralus Chocolate is a French bean to bar chocolate maker. Among the few to actually own a cacao plantation, Pralus primary focus and passion is the history and nature of the cacao growing estates that collaborates with him on creating his chocolates.
Auguste Pralus was a very popular pastry chef in France back in the mid 1900's. He was the inventor of the "Praluline", a brioche infused with pralines made with Valencia almonds and Piedmont hazelnut and rolled in rose petal infused sugar. Today, his son Francois Pralus took over the historical boutique in Roanne and expanded the locations over several spots in France.
The balance of dark chocolate against the delicate pistachio cream is sublime. The contrast of flavor, texture, and color is exceptional.