Rochelle Adonis specialises in cakes, dessert and high tea based in Western Australia. They’ve got a good writeup here; this post is not about tea but their retail products, namely the nougat bars. They make a range of 6 flavours, and I purchased the rose petal, barberry and pistochio nougat. This single nougat bar retails for $16, but it bought it on a markdown at King & Godfrey’s store on Lygon St. I was looking for something to match the Telmo Rodriguez Moscatel, and this worked perfectly!
A single 100g bar comes in a simple, attractive slide-out box, and the bar is wrapped in plastic. I’ve sliced the bar in the picture above to show the 3 aspects of the bar. Sliding out the bar, the side presented is the visually pretty layer of organic rose petals. There is a generous use of pistachio nuts and barberry fruit in the nougat layer. The underside is layered with a film of rice paper. The nougat has a sweet floral aromas, is of a semi-soft firmess and is only slightly chewy through the white chocolate-based nougat. I found it placed on the sweeter side, with the sugars from the barberry fruit accentuated by lots of honey. Even the rose petals on their own have a sweet caramelised flavour. The petals do provide a nice touch of tannic dryness to the overall mouthfeel. The only distraction was the the layer of rice paper which I thought was much too thick.