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crottes de Dahu

chocolate covered raisin ‘droppings’

crottes de Dahu

Crottes de Dahu from the Chocolaterie du Mont Blanc in Sallanches, are raisins coated in milk chocolate that offer solid proof to children that the Dahu (the French-Swiss alpine goat that can only live on steep slopes because one set of legs is longer than the other) really exists.

You can find them (the Dahu’s chocolate droppings, that is) in shops all across the villages and towns in the Alps.

The other mountainous regions of France are not to be outdone. There are dark chocolate and cocoa covered nuts called crottes d’Isards (Pyrenean chamois) from Lourdes, and crottes de marmotte from the Auvergne that are a lot like malted milk balls with chocolate inside their crispy centres.

Auvergne Rhône Alpes

Sweet stuff

Text © Dana Facaros

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