Dry Fruits

Inspiration Range Almond Inspiration

A natural ʺbiscuit/latteʺ color combined with the chocolate's unique texture that brings out the fresh raw almond taste.

Flavor Profile Dry Fruits

Secondary Notes Sweet Almond

Product Information

Almond Inspiration is the first product jointly developed by Valrhona. It was designed collaboratively with Valrhona customers and an almond pressing specialist. Almond Inspiration embodies all the benefits of a joint-development approach, with each partner learning from the others. The Almond Inspiration project was almost abandoned more than once but it ultimately succeeded thanks to its participants’ belief in it. Other encouragements included the creation of Valrhona’s Strawberry and Passionfruit Inspiration products. On its launch, Inspiration won the Grand Prize at the Sirha Innovation Awards 2017. 

Inspiration is made from processed fresh fruit of the very finest quality, whose intense color and flavor combine wonderfully
with the unique texture of cocoa butter. Despite its very simple composition, Inspiration is a revolutionary product whose design required highly complex technical solutions. Inspiration contains no artificial color or flavor.

It is thanks to teamwork that we were able to create this innovative range of fruit couvertures. Despite all the product development we’ve already done, Inspiration was a genuinely ground-breaking project with new challenges that have given us a chance to grow with Valrhona!

Anaïs Leroux & Sébastien Charve, VALRHONA R&D TEAM


The sweet, fresh almond notes of Almond Inspiration take us on a stroll through an almond orchard on a beautiful summer day.


Optimal Application

Cream mix & Ganache

Recommended Applications

CoatingMouldingBarsMousseIce creams & sorbets


Currant berryKumquatPepperSea saltCoffeePuffed rice

% of main ingredient

30% of Cocoa

Best by:

14 months


30.6%, cocoa butter 30.5%, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin

Packaging Format

3kg bean bag - 14029

Other feature(s)

This product may contain traces of gluten.