Ladurée is delighted to welcome a new addition to its collection the Eugénie, chocolate and biscuit marriage.
The new product Eugénie by Maison Ladurée has just launched in September and is exclusively available at Selfridges. The delicate biscuit is inspired by a historic female personality and patron of the arts – Empress Eugénie.
Empress Eugénie inspired the creation of monuments such as the Opera Garnier and more generally participated in the definition of the Napoleon III style.
The Eugénie by Laduree is a marriage of textures, mixing a crumbly, gluten-free biscuit, melting centre and crunchy chocolate coating. With each bite, the textures blend and melt into a delicate harmony.
The dainty delights are available in 8 iconic Ladurée flavours; Chocolate, Pistachio, Blackcurrent Violet, Marie-Antoinette Tea, Vanilla, Rose, Orange Blossom and Caramel.
They make a great accompaniment to coffee or tea. I personally enjoyed them with earl grey tea especially.
Ladurée’s Eugénie echoes iconic soft pastel colours of Laduree with each biscuit also featuring the classical visual Laduree stamp, the letter L.
On the bite they are light and crumbly with delicious unique centers, each flavour has a different center and the shell. Only sharing the shortbread biscuit base in common.
The biscuits taste natural with just the right amount of sweetness. Eugenie only uses natural colourings.
I enjoyed all of the flavours but if I had to choose, these four would be my top favourite:
I love everything pistachio from gelato to biscuits and chocolate so Pistachio Eugénie goes first in my list. It has a green coloured crunchy white chocolate shell, a praline heart with Sicilian pistachio and salt flower comfortably sitting on on shortbread biscuit.
It’s very delicate with subtle natural pistachio notes and just the perfect amount of sugar
Next is dark chocolate, also one of my prefere flavours. The dark chocolate Eugenie comes with a crunchy dark chocolate shell, a caramel heart with Nyangbo 68% chocolate and a shortbread biscuit. The caramel is slightly salty offsetting the bitter sweet dark chocolate coating perfectly.
Normally I’m more of a dark chocolate gal but I also liked the very floral orange blossom. It’s a crunchy white chocolate shell in orange colour, a melting heart with orange blossom and Sicilian mandarin on a shortbread biscuit. It reminded me of a marmalade and Spritz, giving a very holiday feel to it.
I was also intrigued by the vanilla – a crunchy naturally white chocolate shell with vanilla pearls, a melting heart infused with Madagascar vanilla beans and a shortbread biscuit. If you like vanilla you’ll instantly become a fan of this one.
Other flavours include: Rose – a pink coloured white chocolate shell, a melting rose and lychee heart and a shortbread biscuit.
Caramel – a milk chocolate shell, a caramel heart with salt flower and a shortbread biscuit.
Blackcurrant Violet – white chocolate shell in violet, a melting heart with violet and Burgundy blackcurrant and a shortbread biscuit.
Marie Antonet Tea – a white chocolate shell in marine blue, a caramel heart infused with Marie-Antoinette Tea (Chinese black tea, rose petals, citrus fruits and honey) and a shortbread biscuit.