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sarments de Médoc

chocolate vine cuttings

Sarments du Médoc

The Bordelais love to grill their entrecôtes on vine cuttings (sarments), but these chocolate ones were born in 1969 when a chocolatier in Margaux was making bâtonnets (the chocolate ‘rods’ baked inside chocolatines) when the machine malfunctioned and made them all twisty—just like vine cuttings.

These chocolate sarments de Médoc were an instant hit and are now sold everywhere in France, some flavoured with pear, tea, etc.

Not to be outdone, you can also find sarments du Beaujolais— dark chocolates that look a bit like cigars filled with Beaujolais marc.

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Text © Dana Facaros

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