couverture (chocolat)

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LMorland

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American English
Bonsoir à toutes et à tous.

There is no translation in WR as yet for couverture as a term used by makers of chocolate products. Here are two examples in a document I'm translating, and I'm currently at a loss to find the appropriate term in English:
Nos chefs chocolatiers et pâtissiers ont rencontré des chefs chocolatiers [du producteur de chocolat], et ils ont développé rapidement des couvertures exceptionnelles....

L’Elysée était une ancienne couverture qui était un peu sucrée....
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
 
  • Nicomon

    Senior Member
    Langue française ♀
    Hello LMorland,

    I don't know whether or not this is accurate, and how common the expression is, but to get the ball rolling... on the English side of this page,
    they say (literally) : couverture chocolate.
     

    radiok

    Senior Member
    UK English
    Bump! Another chocolatey question for Sunday morning... I've come across "chocolat de couverture lactée 36%" in a recipe. Just what does this mean (especially the "lactée")? Is it milk couverture chocolate (36% cocoa butter content) - as opposed to dark couverture chocolate? I never knew there was so much I didn't know about chocolate. Can anyone enlighten me? :eek:
     

    Nicomon

    Senior Member
    Langue française ♀
    [...] Is it milk couverture chocolate (36% cocoa butter content) - as opposed to dark couverture chocolate?
    Hello radiok,

    :thumbsup: That's exactly what I understand.
    Lacté : Fait avec du lait, qui consiste en lait. Boisson lactée. Régime lacté.
    They say in the article that I linked to
    Il peut être noir ou au lait mais il contient au moins 32 % de beurre de cacao ce qui le rend très fluide pour réaliser un enrobage plus fin qu'un enrobage classique.
     

    radiok

    Senior Member
    UK English
    Hi Nicomon,

    Fantastic! :D I guess I was confused by "lactée" when I'm used to seeing "au lait". Thank you very much for your help! :)

    Radiok
     
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