The New York Times reports that “officers at the giant Rungis international market outside Paris seized nearly 33,000 boxes of gold-foil-wrapped morsels, on suspicion that they were counterfeit Ferrero Rochers, a popular Italian chocolate brand.”
That’s a scene I wish I could have witnessed. Being sold out of the back of a truck? Tipped off by disgusting flavor?
Yet another great reason to buy directly from a small chocolate maker, who knows the source of their ingredients isn’t some distant factory.
Too bad it wasn’t solid chocolate though, as they’re destroying the entire batch. That could have made for some fun ideas (chocolate river etc.)