As the newest addition to Valrhona's innovative Blond® Range, ORELYS™ 35% gets its unique bronze color and distinct earthy flavor from a special ingredient: Mauritian Dark Muscovado Sugar. This gourmet chocolate's sweet freshness is clear from the very first bite thanks to its maple notes. Hints of biscuit complement the freshness as you taste the chocolate.
Five years after creating DULCEY® 32%, the first luxury Blond® chocolate, Valrhona once again distinguishes itself in the category with ORELYS™ 35%. It took four years of research and exploration to find the ingredient which gives ORELYS™ 35% its rich flavor: Mauritian dark muscovado sugar. To obtain this natural sugar, sugar cane is crushed then pressed to extract the juice. This juice is heated, dried, and ground. Beacuse of its natural molasses content, muscovado sugar has a rich brown color and delicate maple aromas.
Muscovado sugar is a pure, unrefined cane sugar renowned for its strong molasses flavor and moist texture. The name of the sugar finds its origins from the Spanish word for unrefined, "mascabado," since this sugar never undergoes the spinning process used to dry and remove plant material from other sugars. This keeps more molasses and mineral richness giving it that unique flavor which characterizes ORELYS™ 35%.
ORELYS™ is a 35% couverture and can be used in molded products, bars, mousses, cream mixes, ganaches, ice creams and sorbets.
ORELYS™ 35% pairs well with heards and spices like cinnamon, tea, vanilla, mint, and paprika; fruits like banana, apricots, pears, red berries, kiwis, and citrus; and other flavors like cookies, coffee, caramel and champagne.
In 2018 Valrhona is donating $1 for every 500g ORELYS™ 35% bag sold in North America to C-CAP. Learn more about our philanthropy partnership here.
Cocoa butter, dark muscovado whole cane sugar, whole milk powder, brown sugar, emulsifier: soy lecithin, vanilla.
May contain nuts, milk and egg proteins, and gluten.