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Once upon a time the Médoc sarment...

Sarments | JPS68 / CC-BY-SA

One of Gironde’s specialities, from Margaux! Created in 1969, this recipe made of chocolate was the consequence of an error: the confectioner who produced it used to make chocolate bars to fill pains au chocolat ("chocolate-filled roll").

A problem happened on the machine, the chocolate didn’t come up in bar but in fine sticks! These sticks looked like sarments, "vine shoots"...

My favourite one is orange and pear flavoured sticks: so crunchy, and fruits bring an acidulous touch. But we also find sarments flavoured with mint, raspberry, milk-caramel and liquorice.

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I'm fond of strolls and History, with juicy and spicy details!