December 19, 2011

Michel Cluizel Introduces a Pareve Chocolate Menorah for Chanukah

Michel Cluizel recently launched a first-of-its-kind line of OU-certified kosher pareve chocolate truffles, pastries, macaroons, and for Chanukah a pareve chocolate menorah. The chocolate company says the challenge was not only to design kosher chocolates and pastries, but also to make them pareve while keeping the same unique and original taste. The end results are hand-crafted Michel Cluizel kosher chocolates and pastries made using original recipes. This gourmet line also marks the first time this 63-year-old French-based company is producing chocolates in the United States, with a new facility built especially for the OU-certified productions and its kosher line in West Berlin, N.J. Since 1948, Michel Cluizel is one of the rare chocolate manufacturers to process cocoa beans. He elaborates exceptional chocolates in his Normandy workshops employing 200 people. Today, more than 6000 professionals in pastry, catering and candy making use or resell Michel Cluizel chocolates all around the world. Michel Cluizel invites patrons to experience new taste emotions with truffles such as Folly, a crunchy praliné; Charm, a fruity raspberry ganache; or even Caprice, a smooth caramel ganache topped with gianduja. Michel Cluizel also offers seven different macaroons and a variety of kosher pareve French pastries including napoleons, éclairs and chocolate opera cake. Similar to the truffles, patrons can buy a pre-packaged and sealed box of pastries, such as the “Shabbat Box,” which includes four gourmet kosher pastries. For more information, visit