Maison Pierre Marcolini celebrates 20 years of bean to bar with exclusive new collection

By Anthony Myers

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Pierre Marcolini's new Creations to celebrate 20 years of bean to bar. Pic: Pierre Marcolini
Pierre Marcolini's new Creations to celebrate 20 years of bean to bar. Pic: Pierre Marcolini

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To celebrate 20 years of Bean to Bar, luxury Belgian chocolatier Maison Pierre Marcolini has produced 20 new chocolate tablets, along with 10 grands crus and 10 new creations for its anniversary collection.

Available to buy from Maison Pierre Marcolini’s worldwide outlets, the new collection has been created in the master chocolatier’s workshop in Brussels.

A company spokesperson said the brand is releasing 20 new tablets to reflect what the chocolatier is all about with 10 pure 'Grands Crus' chocolate tablets from various regions around the world.

Marcolini is known for scouring the cocoa belt for the finest cocoa beans: from South America to Asia, passing via Africa.

As part of the launch the 10 'Creations' will allow the chocolatier to fuse the finest chocolate with Maison’s renowned pralines, nuts and cocoa nibs.

“China, India, Indonesia… I wanted to take lovers of fine chocolate on a journey and allow them to discover a diversity of flavours and textures. At times fruity, sometimes aromatic and at others tangy with woody undertones,” ​Marcolini said.

He told ConfectioneryNews that he believed the flavour of a cocoa bean depends greatly on the region of the cocoa plantation and might be spiced, flowery or fruity.

Grand Cru beans are characterised by their exclusivity, the specific region, their intensity on the palate, and the depth of their aromas.

"Our aim is to honestly capture the uniqueness of each bean so that its unrivalled essence can be appreciated in each bar. This is the art of creating chocolate. We hope that you will be inspired by our new tablets,​” he said.

About Maison Pierre Marcolini

The Pierre Marcolini House was established in Brussels in 1995 by Pierre Marcolini, pioneer of the Bean to Bar movement, ambassador of sustainable chocolate. He masters the entire process of making chocolate from the bean. In 2020, the House was named by Belgians as a brand reflecting the spirit of Belgium, according to the study 'Truth about the New Europe' carried out by the communications agency McCann and Pierre Marcolini has been awarded as 'Best Pastry Chef in the world' during the World Pastry Stars international event.

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