Caraque or Praline ?

Caraque : plain chocolate

Personalised chocolates, engraved or sculptured, come in many different aspects, dimensions and tastes. Caraque, a practical, relatively robust 2D product.

Caraque is a full (solid) chocolate with personalised shape and graphics based on the logo or the name of the customer. The approach is typically two-dimensional, based on personalisation with the motif of your choosing, which is engraved on the chocolate in high or low relief. Caraque is made of fondant (dark), milk or white chocolate. It can be enriched with fragments of cocoa beans, ground coffee beans, cinnamon or fragments of pistachio nuts.

The shelf life of caraque – the period in which it can be safely consumed – is more than six months. That makes it a relatively robust product that is especially well suited as a business gift.

Praline : chocolate with filling

Pralines, a more sophisticated but more delicate 3D product

Pralines are filled chocolates. Personalisation is based on a creation in three dimensions. Sculpture or copying of an object in actual size makes it possible to embody a customer’s product (car, bag, medical instrument, etc) in chocolate. Pralines comprise an outer shell of fondant, milk or white chocolate. The inside, the filling, is based on a recipe using such ingredients as fresh cream, butter, marzipan, alcohol, hazelnuts, caramel or candied fruit. There are two traditional recipes: praliné (butter cream with hazelnut or almond paste) and ganache (heated fresh cream and chocolate). The filling makes pralines a more delicate product than caraques.

The shelf life varies from two to six weeks, depending on the ingredients.