Bien Être: Chocolate Ganache, Reinvented—and Healthy

BY Crystal Shi TIMEJune 6, 2018 PRINT

Imagine ganache—that rich, silky lovechild of chocolate and cream—without the cream, butter, or sugar. La Maison du Chocolat proves that such a paradox can exist—deliciously, too.

Fruit purées, juices, and nectars pair with chocolate to make up the core of its new added-sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free Bien Être collection. Thin chocolate shells enrobe smooth ganaches in five varieties: Mango Turmeric, Green Apple Aloe Vera, Praliné Squash Seeds, Peach Propolis, and Pomegranate. Honey and maple syrup lend natural sweetness, hazelnut oil creaminess, and chicory fiber substance.

The 18-month project was a collaboration between chef Nicolas Cloiseau and nutritionist Dr. Thierry Hanh.

“I wanted to completely reinvent chocolate ganache,” Cloiseau said. “I was greatly inspired by the work of Dr. Thierry Hanh on the nutritional richness of vegetables and fruits, and decided to create a product where the intensity of the chocolate is expressed more naturally, freed from cream and butter, which impact the flavor.”

$34 for a gift box of 15 chocolates. Available in stores and online at

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Praliné Squash Seeds and Green Apple Aloe Vera. (Courtesy of La Maison du Chocolat)
Crystal Shi
Food Editor
Crystal Shi is the food editor for The Epoch Times. She is a journalist based in New York City.
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