After we make fresh-squeezed orange juice for our Tea Room & Café, we use the peels to create this luxurious confection.
Fresh orange peels are candied in-house to ensure a maximum burst of flavor. Each is covered three times in our signature Swiss dark chocolate.
Praised by Bon Appétit as an "absolute classic that needs no improvement" in The Best Chocolates to Buy Online Right Now.
NEW 3 oz Wedges: Made the same as the classic, they are a larger piece of peel, so you get more orange in every bite.
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1.5 oz Peels (Approx. 6 pieces) Clear Box - 2.75" L x 2.75"W x .75" H
3 oz Peel Wedges (Approx. 13 pieces) Bag - 2 ¼” L x 1 ½” W x 4 ¾” H
7 oz Peels (Approx. 30 pieces) White Box -7.14" L x 3" W x 1 3/8" H
Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Beans, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin, Madagascar Vanilla), Orange Peel, Sugar, Glucose.
Made in a facility with flour, nuts, milk and soy. No peanuts on premises.
No wheat. No gluten. No soy.
No dairy. Vegan.
No preservatives. Enjoy within a few months of purchase.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Did you know that this customer favorite takes anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks to make?
The process begins when we first freshly squeeze the oranges and serve the juice as a beverage in our café and tea room. We immerse the rind in a solution of salt water to soften the peels and loosen the pulp from inside. After we scoop out the pulp, we cut the peels into perfectly symmetrical stips (and triangles for wedges). Once they are cut, we bathe the rind in a simple syrup and bake them at a low temperature.
After several days baking, we add more simple syrup. The syrup is added daily for a full week allowing the peels to both sweeten yet still maintain their natural citrus flavor.
Once the candying process is complete, the peels are run through a chocolate enrober three times, several days apart. The enrober covers them in 60% dark chocolate, which balances the sweetness of the candied peels and amplifies their citrus flavor.
For items that cannot be shipped, please select store pick-up at one of our two KC area locations.
Shipped orders are sent at the beginning of each week to avoid the risk that items could sit in the courier’s warehouse and face extreme changes in temperature. Polar insulation will be included if necessary.
*Important Information Regarding Shipping to Warm Regions
In warm weather months, or when shipping to a warm-weather destination, our system will require you to choose options that automatically include a cold pack. As temperatures cool, shipping options will default to no cold pack needed.
Price per destination:
UPS Ground: $19 - May not be available to all destinations in warmer months
UPS 2-Day : $40 - Recommended when shipping to/from 80+ degree temps
UPS Overnight: $60 - Recommended when shipping to/from 80+ degree temps
The image on this page is an estimated timeline for UPS Ground Shipping from our store in Kansas City. These are not guaranteed delivery timelines, but simply estimates provided by UPS.
Yellow - should arrive the day after it leaves us
Brown - 2 days after
Green - 3 days after; Red 4 days after (Ground Service not available in warm months)