What is the meaning of crottes de chocolat?

GC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

What is the meaning of crottes de chocolat?

Is it as simple as little bits of chocolate? 

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi G,

They are the individual chocolates you normally find in boxes but technically they are 'boulettes' of chocolate stuffed with praline normally in France. I have never known why they are known as 'crottes' as 'crottes de chèvres' is indeed  'goats' droppings'!

The term crotte can be used as a term of endearment for small things so maybe that's the reason. 

As for the 'de' that's how they were called then, I think the 'au' refers to flavour of chocolate so maybe it has to be used based on cocoa content regulations.

Bonne Continuation!

 

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

More than just a 'little bit' but maybe the appearance has something to do with being referred to as « crottes ».  Interesting to note that they are referred to as crottes de or en or au chocolat on various sites!

https://www.google.com/search?q=crotte+de+chocolat+maison&oq=crottes+de+chocolat&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0i22i30l5.15455j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

What is the meaning of crottes de chocolat?

Is it as simple as little bits of chocolate? 

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level
Thinking...