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Chocolate Meteorites Pralines Kiseki

The Chocolate meteorites pralines Kiseki are inspired and named after seven famous meteorites. The collection of pralines are named after the earliest mineral found in an meteorite, Kiseki or Augite.

The sweets are a delicious way to re-fresh or update your mineralogy knowledge. We took the opportunity to look up the exotic names so you too can make an informed decision before ordering these delicacies.

kiseki
Kiseki Pyroxene (White chocolate, grapefruit, earl grey)
Kiseki, the Japanese word for the mineral augite means also ‘miracle’ but also ‘special stone’ and is one of the earliest minerals identified in a meteorite, pyroxene being its scientific term: a fitting name for the entire series.

orgueil
Orgueil (Bitter chocolate, cassis, chestnut)
Orgueil fell in southwestern France in 1864 and is almost as old as the solar system itself.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgueil_(meteorite))

tatabouine
Tatahouine (Bitter chocolate, almond praline)
The Tatahouine meteorite fell on June 27, 1931 at 1:30 am in Tunisia. A fireball was seen to explode in the Tunisian desert and many hundreds of small fragments showered down on the desert four kilometers Northeast from the village.
(http://www.diogenite.com/tata1.htm)

pallasovka
Pallasovka (Bitter chocolate, hazelnut praline)
Pallasovka is a pallasite meteorite found in 1990 near the town of Pallasovka, Russia.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallasovka_(meteorite))

henbury
Henbury (White chocolate, apricot, orange)
The Henbury crater field in Australia is considered a sacred site to the Arrernte Aboriginal people and would have impacted during human habitation of the area. Older Aboriginal people would not camp within a couple of miles of the Henbury craters, referring to them as chindu china waru chingi yabu, roughly translating to sun walk fire devil rock.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henbury_Meteorites_Conservation_Reserve)

yamato
Meteorite Yamato 86032 (Bitter chocolate, blueberry, white vanilla)
Yamato 82192 is a small stone found 1982/1983 in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.

canyon_diablo
Canyon Diablo (Bitter chocolate, raspberry, salt caramel)
The Canyon Diablo meteorite comprises many fragments of the asteroid that impacted at Barringer Crater (Meteor Crater), Arizona, USA. Meteorites have been found around the crater rim, and are named for nearby Canyon Diablo, which lies about three to four miles west of the crater. The asteroid fell about 50,000 years ago. The meteorites have been known and collected since the mid-19th century and were known and used by pre-historic Native Americans.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canyon_Diablo_(meteorite))

allende
Allende meteorite (Bitter chocolate, peach/Dom Perignon)
The Allende meteorite is the largest carbonaceous chondrite ever found on Earth and it is often described as “the best-studied meteorite in history”.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allende_meteorite)

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Contributed by Rene

Rene is a writer and trend researcher. Born to Japanese parents in Vienna, Austria, she studied fashion and industrial design in Vienna, working as a make-up assistant (where she learnt to decode the complex world of primers, foundations and powders) and briefly as a stylist. After a year under the scorching sun in rural Thailand, Rene finally arrived in Tokyo and spent seven years writing for design magazines and researching trends in youth culture and design. She is White Rabbit's expert on Japanese beauty goods, fashion, and design products.

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