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The magic of candied oranges in our chocolate creations

For centuries, candied oranges have been a delicacy enjoyed by many gourmets. They originated in Mediterranean regions, where oranges are abundant and the art of confectionery has been perfected over the years.

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The history of candied oranges in the world of chocolate

The association of chocolate and orange is not new. It dates back to the time when European traders began importing cocoa from the Americas. The marriage between the sweetness of chocolate and the slight bitterness of orange offers an explosion of flavors on the palate, making it a real treat for the taste buds.

The origins of the orange-chocolate association

The union of chocolate and orange came about naturally, given the availability of both ingredients in Mediterranean regions. Chocolate, with its rich, intense flavor, perfectly complements the fresh, tangy scent of orange.

Over time, this combination has become popular in a variety of culinary preparations, from cakes and cookies to candies and chocolate bars.

How candied oranges became a chocolate staple

Candied oranges have earned their place in the world of chocolate thanks to their unique ability to complement and enhance the taste of chocolate. Their mellow texture and sweet, slightly bitter flavor blend perfectly with the crunch and rich flavor of chocolate.

The candied orange production process at Basile & Téa

If you've ever had the pleasure of tasting a chocolate-covered candied orange, you know it's an unforgettable taste experience. At Basile & Téa, we attach particular importance to the quality of our candied oranges. But how are they made?

The process is long and delicate. It starts with the selection of the best oranges. We choose ripe, juicy and naturally sweet fruit to guarantee an exceptional end product.

Selection of the best oranges for confection

The quality of the orange determines the final taste of the candied orange. That's why we select only organic oranges, grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The fruit is then carefully washed and peeled.

After peeling, the oranges are cut into thin slices. This step is crucial to ensure perfect, uniform candying.

The orange infusion process

The orange slices are then immersed in a sugar syrup and cooked over a low heat for several hours. This slow cooking process allows the fruit to soak up the sugar, while preserving its natural texture and flavor.

Chocolate coating: a delicate stage

Once the oranges have been candied, they are coated with a thin layer of dark or milk chocolate, depending on preference. This requires great precision to ensure an even coating that enhances the taste of the candied orange.

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Quality Creating candied oranges

The quality of the orange determines the final taste of the candied orange. That's why we select only organic oranges, grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The fruit is then carefully washed and peeled.

Next, the peeled oranges are precision-cut into thin slices or small cubes, according to preference, to ensure even cooking and a perfectly tender end result. The orange slices or cubes are then immersed in a delicately prepared syrup made from organic cane sugar and filtered water, into which we add carefully chosen spices, such as cinnamon and vanilla, to enhance the natural flavours of the oranges.

Once the oranges have been immersed in the fragrant syrup, they are slowly cooked over low heat in large copper basins. This traditional method of cooking allows the flavors to develop harmoniously, while preserving the texture of the oranges. The cooking process can take several hours, but we're convinced that it's well worth it for an exceptional candied orange.


Once cooked, the candied orange slices or cubes are gently removed from the syrup and placed on racks to drain and dry slightly. This crucial step gives the candied orange its characteristic texture, slightly soft on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside.

Finally, once the candied oranges have reached their perfect draining and drying point, they are carefully packed in airtight bags to preserve their freshness and aromas. Our manufacturing process, carried out with love and passion, guarantees that every bite of candied orange you taste will be a unique taste experience, where the natural flavors of the orange blend harmoniously with the subtle notes of the spices, to awaken your senses and delight your taste buds.

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Eco-friendly packaging for our candied oranges

Finally, our candied oranges are packaged in eco-responsible packaging, in line with our commitment to sustainability. We use recycled and recyclable kraft paper and eco-friendly inks to minimize our environmental impact.

And so ends the journey of our candied oranges, ready to be enjoyed and delight your taste buds!

The quality of the orange determines the final taste of the candied orange. That's why we select only organic oranges, grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The fruit is then carefully washed and peeled.

The place of candied oranges in our product range

Candied oranges are a key ingredient in a variety of our chocolate products. These juicy, fragrant little wonders add a touch of acidity and sweetness that contrasts perfectly with the rich cocoa. Their gummy texture and intense flavor are the result of a delicate candying process, transforming the orange into a culinary gem.

Chocolate bars with candied oranges

Our candied orange chocolate bars are a symphony of flavors. The distinctive taste of dark chocolate fuses with the sweet acidity of candied oranges to create an unforgettable taste experience. Each bite is a sensory journey, where the sweetness of chocolate meets the intensity of oranges.

We also take care to evenly distribute the candied orange pieces throughout the chocolate for a balanced taste experience. As a result, each square offers a perfect harmony between the richness of the cocoa and the freshness of the citrus fruit.

Our other creations featuring candied oranges

In addition to our tablets, we also use candied oranges in other creations. Our assortments, for example, contain candied orange pralines, where the melting center contains an explosion of orange aromas. Our spreads, meanwhile, combine the sweetness of milk chocolate with the intensity of oranges for an incomparable treat.


How to enjoy our orangettes?

Candied oranges are an ingredient that enhances our chocolate creations. Their sweet and tangy taste adds a touch of originality that perfectly balances the richness and sweetness of the chocolate. To fully appreciate this daring marriage, start by observing your chocolate. Its color, shine and appearance tell you a lot about its quality.

Then take your time to smell it. The aromas of candied orange and chocolate gradually emerge, preparing your taste buds for the taste experience to come. Finally, take a bite. Let the flavors mingle and evolve in your mouth. The chocolate melts slowly, gradually revealing the intense taste of candied orange, for an unforgettable explosion of flavors.


It's essential to choose the right quality of orange and raw materials. High-quality chocolate will make your experience even more delicious and memorable.

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