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Les œufs en chocolat

SeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Les œufs en chocolat

So, the lesson on combining nouns says to use some form of à when describing a taste and the lesson gives the example of "glace à la vanille."  That seems consistent with my memory of "pain au chocolat."  So why is it "les œufs en chocolat" and not "au chocolat"?  Thanks.

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SeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

So, the difference is that vanilla ice cream is a flavor but has other ingredients other than vanilla. By contrast, a chocolate egg is made entirely of chocolate so it's not just the flavor of the egg but the material used to make it, right?

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Les oeufs en chocolat -- the eggs made of chocolate/the chocolate eggs.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, that's right.

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Les œufs en chocolat

So, the lesson on combining nouns says to use some form of à when describing a taste and the lesson gives the example of "glace à la vanille."  That seems consistent with my memory of "pain au chocolat."  So why is it "les œufs en chocolat" and not "au chocolat"?  Thanks.

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