Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Caraibe from Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie

From my understanding of some of the comments left by readers, it seems like there is a group of people that fancy this over Noisette from Obolo. In fact from the comments left on LIC's blog, some felt that Obolo's Noisette wasn't dense enough to their liking and they prefer this squarish Ferrero Rocher look-a-like.

Another recommendation for this nutty and chocolately Caraibe came from the comments left behind by Kyn. So looks like this is a must-try.

Yuan wanted to get Le Royale but I suggested him taking Caraibe instead... Didn't know that this is so much more expensive than Le Royale. It costs $8.50 (excluding 7% GST).

Fen's comments

Wow, this is one gigantic chocolate truffle. Indeed rich and dense but I thought this was just too much to be shared between 2. This creation is basically a layer of chocolate with hazelnut coating, just like the Ferrero Rocher followed by a layer of hazelnut sponge, then triple layer of chocolate truffle and lastly another layer of hazelnut sponge.

I didn't like it as much as the other hazelnut babies, reason being, it lacks my favourite hazelnut praline. No doubt this is very rich and I would say for $8.50, it is reasonably priced, considering its 55% chocolate content.

But sad to say, despite my numerous tried of Canele's desserts, it fails to make me crave for more but instead cloy my appetite. I don't know why... The best word to explain is preference, I presume...

I regret stopping Yuan from buying Le Royale and if I have known that he still buy the chocolates for me, I would say no to any more cakes... Just too much for me to handle... Sugar rush...

Yuan's comments

Essentially this is one big chocolate truffle. I wouldn't exactly think that this is a chocolate mousse as the texture is kind of hard. As we slice the cake into half, the impression of slicing a mooncake instantly comes to mind. From the photo we can see that there is this layer of chocolate around the mousse (somewhat like the skin of the mooncake) and the center you see the chunk of chocolate with hazelnut (somewhat like hazelnut and lotus paste in the case of a mooncake)

The only thing similar to Noisette is that this cake uses whole hazelnut as well. However I personally do not agree with other bloggers that the Caraibe is better than the Noisette. Firstly as I pointed out, the texture is a little rough so it is kind of like eating chocolate truffle. Second, I like the soft creamy chocolate fudge that covers the surface of Noisette. Overall I think as a cake the Caraibe isn't that fanastic but as a chocolate truffle, it is rather good.

Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie (Raffles City Shopping Centre )
252 North Bridge Road,
#B1-81/82 Raffles City Shopping Centre,
Singapore 179103
Tel: 6334 7377
Operating hours - 11am to 10pm daily


Big Boys Oven said...

Looks so awesome delicious and mouth watering! chocolat!

Fen said...

I personally prefer Canele's chocolats more than Caraibe... :)

ladyironchef said...

haha. i went canele last week, wanted to try le royale, but in the end didn't have it. next time will try le royale and caraibe : )

Fen said...

So what did you have from Canele?

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