It is winter and our beautiful Mendiants tubes are back in stock for a limited time only (until October).
In the box there are 12 chocolate disks made of white, caramel, milk and dark chocolate adorned with a selection of deliciously crunchy toppings.
A mendiant (which means beggar) is a traditional French confection composed of a chocolate disk studded with nuts and dried fruits representing the four mendicant or monastic orders. Each of the ingredients used refers to the color of monastic robes. Tradition dictates that raisins stand for the Augustinians, hazelnut for the Carmelites, dried fig for the Franciscans, and almond for the Dominicans. There were traditionally made for Christmas but nowadays can be found all year round.
It makes the perfect little gift or after dinner snack.
Usually produced during Christmas, recipes for this confection have veered away from the traditional combination of nuts and fruits to incorporate seeds, fruit peels, and other items.
Ingredients: pistachios, dried cranberries, lavender, Australian hazelnuts, puffed brown rice, figs, almonds, sultanas, sea salt, shredded coconut, goji berries, cocoa nibs, sugar, cacao kernel, cacao butter, cream powder, skimmed milk powder, emulsifier (E322: soya lecithin), malt extract powder, vanilla Madagascar.
Countains soy, gluten, wheat, dairy products and tree nuts.