Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Langues de Chat (Cat's Tongues) dark chocolate that meows

I ordered some fun chocolate to try from  Langues de Chat or Cat's Tongues described on the Galler web site as "cartoon cats moulded from chocolate" are individually wrapped 70% dark chocolate pieces that have a fun and kid-friendly appeal to their shape.

In tasting the Cat's Tongues, they seem like a sweet-tasting 70% chocolate, but the sweetness is clearly coming from the vanilla flavouring.  Thankfully, the vanilla used is natural, so there is no sickeningly sweet flavour to the chocolate, just a sweet vanilla dark chocolate flavour.  Overall, it's pretty standard and generic tasting stuff.  The taste of the chocolate is masked by the vanilla flavour, but the vanilla is still subtle enough to not be overbearing.  The aftertaste in your mouth, once the chocolate is melted away, has a nice cocoa finish that is reminiscent of a good hot chocolate.

I'm not quite sure why they chose to shape their chocolate like a cat with its tongue sticking out, but I like the concept; it is filled with fun and happiness and I think that this chocolate would make it easy to introduce kids to 70% dark chocolate to keep them away from the sugary commercial stuff. My daughter, who is two-and-a-half, saw the cat and wanted it right away. And she loved it!

I checked out the Galler website (, and I would like to also try the dark praline and the milk praline in the Langues de Chat line of chocolates. They both look yummy. In fact, many of Galler's chocolate bars look great and I can't wait until I can get my hands on some, particularly their single-origin line of "Blended" chocolate.

Here are the details from the package of the Langues de Chat:
Langues de Chat Chocolat NOIR 70%, 190 g (6.65 oz)
Galler Chocolatiers S.A., Belgium
Made in Belgium
Ingredients: Chocolate:  cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin, natural vanilla. Min. 70% cocoa.  May contain traces of nuts, milk, eggs or gluten.

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