Normandy is known for its fine horses, and its horsey chocolates Etriers normands, or ‘Norman stirrups’ available in its pâtisseries since 1986. These are made of almond praline chocolate with a thin layer of nougatine, coated in dark and milk chocolate.
In Argentan, also in the Orne, you can also find another equine treat: chocolate crottins du haras (literally, ‘stud farm turds’). The Orne even makes a chocolate Camembert for those who dare.
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