MICHEL CLUIZEL, FRENCH MAKER OF LUXURY CHOCOLATES, LAUNCHES LINE OF OU CERTIFIED KOSHER PAREVE PRODUCTS
Since Michel Cluizel was established in 1948, the company has become synonymous with the luxury chocolate market around the world and here in New York. Expanding its reach to the kosher community, Michel Cluizel is launching a first of its kind line of OU certified kosher pareve chocolate truffles, pastries and macaroons. The Orthodox Union certification is given to companies that have passed all food manufacturing laws conforming to the Jewish dietary laws.
“OU Kosher is the largest and most respected kosher certification agency in the world,” explained Jacques Dahan, president of Michel Cluizel USA. “That is why Michel Cluizel chose to attain OU certification” he concluded. This gourmet line also marks the first time this 63-year-old French-based company is producing chocolates in the United States, with a brand new facility built especially for the OU certified productions and its kosher line in West Berlin, NJ.
Michel Cluizel kosher chocolates and pastries are hand crafted by a master chocolatier following original recipes and using 100 percent OU certified ingredients. The challenge was not only to design kosher chocolates and pastries but also to make them pareve (non-dairy) while keeping the same unique and original taste. Patrons will be amazed at tasting fine French pastries and macaroons made with no dairy ingredients.
Michel Cluizel invites patrons to experience new taste emotions with truffles such as Folly, a crunchy praliné; Charm, a fruity raspberry ganache; or even Caprice, a smooth caramel ganache topped with gianduja. These truffles can be hand-selected or picked-up in a pre-packaged and sealed box of three to fifty pieces. Michel Cluizel also offers seven different macaroons and a variety of kosher pareve French pastries including Napoleons, Éclairs and Chocolate Opera Cake. Similar to the truffles, patrons can buy a pre-packaged and sealed box of pastries, such as the “Shabbat Box,” which includes four gourmet kosher pastries.
A company steeped in rich family-owned and operated traditions, Michel Cluizel has created some of the most decadent and high quality chocolates since its inception in 1948. Michel Cluizel products that are packaged displaying the OU symbol and certification are available at its New York City boutique, located at 584 Fifth Avenue (between 47 and 48 streets). Non-packaged products are not OU certified.
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