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La Pendulerie, Swiss Chocolate Shop


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La Pendulerie, Swiss Chocolate Shop

souschef | Sep 12, 2009 07:04 PM

2080 Crescent St., Montreal, QC H3G 2B8
Telephone : 514-499-0626

La Pendulerie (an unlikely name for a chocolate shop) sells clocks, Swiss chocolate, and other Swiss foodstuffs. Their chocolate is not made in-house, but is imported from Switzerland. I have tried a few of their truffles, etc, and have enjoyed them.

I stopped in today to stock up on Felchlin chocolate, which I use for cakes. I used to use exclusively Callebaut until I discovered Felchlin. The chocolate is sourced from a number of different countries. My last batch was 68% from Bolivia. This time I tried Arriba (70%), no source identified, but it is one of the chocolates used by Rose Levy Beranbaum, as stated in her latest book, so I thought I would give it a try. First thing to make is chocolate madeleines.

Just as we were about to pick up our purchases and leave, the owner offered us chocolate milk shakes, which we gladly accepted. From the range of about 30, we both chose the pistachio (crunchy) 70 %. It was wonderful, like drinking a bar of chocolate. It was made from chocolate and milk only, and was very different from any other chocolate milkshake I have ever had. I hope the warm weather holds up so I can experience it again.

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