Chocolate Information


STORAGE + CARE

  • Store in a cool, dry place, away from heat elements and direct sunlight.
  • Do not refrigerate.
  • If wrapped airtight, chocolates may be refrigerated or frozen to extend their shelf life but to avoid condensation (which could alter the appearance and flavor of the chocolate candies), please remove the sealed items from cold storage for at least 12 hours and allow them to return to room temperature before breaking the airtight seal. Please note: Our J. Rieger & Co. Chocolate Shots can NOT be frozen.
  • Our luxury products are perishable with a limited shelf life because we use only the freshest ingredients in everything we produce, with no added preservatives.
  • You will find a sticker on the bottom of each box that indicates the date by which each product should be consumed. Please note: Our truffles are made with real butter and cream so their shelf life is limited to only a few weeks. 

 

ABOUT OUR CHOCOLATE

What makes Swiss chocolate special? 
Its smooth and creamy texture is the result of extended conching which acts to evenly distribute cocoa butter within the chocolate while promoting flavor development through frictional heat, oxidation and the release of volatiles and acids.

The prolonged conching in our milk chocolate caramelizes the sugars, giving the chocolate a distinct caramel taste. In the darker chocolate, it helps to highlight the cocoa notes, creating a rich yet balanced flavor profile. 

Our chocolate
Our signature Swiss milk and dark chocolate are proprietary blends created with beans from the most premier growing regions in the world. While our milk chocolate is exceptionally smooth and flavorful, boasting notes of caramel, cream, pear and vanilla, our dark chocolate exhibits a rich flavor profile with notes of blueberry, dried plum, coffee, and black tea.

Our varieties of single-origin dark chocolate use premium Criollo beans: rare, valuable, and precious delicacies. The beans are local to specific origins with distinct flavor profiles created by the climate, soil, and trees of the regions in which they grow. The strong cocoa notes and intense chocolate flavor have low acidity without the astringency that most people are accustomed to with extra dark chocolate. Each is exceptionally well balanced, rare for high cocoa content chocolate because it contains acids and volatiles within the bean that can put forth a bitter taste. 

Our commitment to quality, fair trade and sustainability
The cocoa we use in our signature and single origin chocolate is non-GMO, fairly traded, ethically sourced and sustainably grown. We work with partners who carefully select the best cocoa beans from around the world. Our partners work in close cooperation with cocoa farmers to ensure quality, transparency, safety, fair and sustainable practices. Their strict standards of excellence ensure that the raw materials, processes used, and resulting products are of the highest quality. In addition to the focus from our chocolate partners, we strive to use local partners for ingredients and packaging whenever possible, with an ever-increasing focus on sustainable and recyclable materials. 

The details
Our confiseurs expertly blend cocoa beans to produce chocolate products that showcase exceptional flavor and texture in every chocolate bar, chocolate almondtruffle, or other chocolate candy confection that we create. Not only do we hand make our chocolates, but we hand package them too.

We take each step in the chocolate making process seriously, from the cocoa bean to your taste buds, and strive to maintain the highest standards in all of our processes from start to finish so that you can savor the balanced, subtle and delicate flavors. We take time to focus on the tiny details in both the production and packaging process of every single one of our Swiss-style confections so that when you unwrap and take a bite, you can see and taste the difference. Whether its creamy milk chocolate or rich, dark chocolate, we create our products from the finest raw materials with a dedication to quality, innovation and tradition.

From three generations of our family to you, we hope you enjoy each and every bite.   


CHOCOLATE CANDIES
 

A variety of classic gourmet candies made from traditional family recipes. Our assortment offers a world of flavor experiences from all-natural fruit fillings, crunchy roasted nuts, nut butters, marzipan, and ganache to smooth and creamy truffles. 

View/download our list of flavors here. 

Chocolate candy box selections: 

Chocolate selections may vary. See product pages for details. 

Custom orders may available with advance notice. View/download our custom order form here. Box sizes may vary. Additional time and cost may apply. 


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