Droste

In February of 2001, I tasted my first chocolate from Holland, in the form of little tablets from a company named Droste.

They were very good bittersweet chocolate tablets, or pastilles. A pastille is intended to be put into your mouth and allowed to melt, so the chocolate has to be high quality with a lot of cocoa butter so it will melt at body temperature. Tempered chocolate, which has additional oils added, will not melt in your mouth. I never found out if Droste pastilles could melt in my mouth, because I just chewed them up as fast I could. They were that good!