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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.