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Day 24

Day 24: Orleans (Raspberry & Chambord Chocolate)

 

It's Christmas Eve, and the chocolate today is a special one we have created for this Christmas - Mince Pie!

Have you ever wondered why the filling in mince pie is called "mincemeat" even though there's no meat in it? A few hundred years ago, mincemeat did contain minced meat; but over the centuries, the meat disappeared and so it's left with a mixture of dried fruits and spices.

Apparently one of the earliest written recipes of the modern-day mince pies came from York, and hence we have named this festive chocolate "York".

And by the way, Oliver Cromwell banned mince pies in the 1650's on Christmas Day, and the reason? To tackle gluttony! So, just to observe this "tradition", make sure you enjoy this chocolate today! 

Happy Christmas to you!