The origins of this chocolate mousse are still unknown, but it seems there is a link with Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné, for whom chocolate was an obsession.

In a letter of 1671, she wrote to her pregnant daughter that “a marquise ate so much chocolate during her pregnancy that she gave birth to a newborn born as black as the devil and died shortly afterwards”.

Least said, soonest mended…

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