Le Sirop de Monin Black Forest Sugar Syrup

Difford's Guide

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of France France

Launched in June 2012, and as the name suggests this sugar syrup from Monin was inspired by Black Forest (Gâteau) Cake, the English name for the German dessert Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, which translates as ‘Black Forest cherry torte’.

This multi-layered chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between each layer is topped with a further layer of whipped cream, cherries and chocolate shavings. Traditionally, kirschwasser is added to the cake. In Germany kirschwasser must be added for the cake to be legally called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte and it is from this kirsch eaux-de-vie distilled from tart cherries that the cake takes its name.

“Ingredients: Sugar, water, flavouring, concentrated cherry juice, colouring agents: E163, caramel E150a. Contains coca extract. Total fruit juice: 10% cherry juice minimum.”

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 10/07/2012


Almost opaque, very dark maroon.


Dark chocolate with candied morello cherries.


Velvety rich indulgent cherry with dark chocolate. Obviously syrupy sweet but with an element of balance from bitter chocolate and tart cherry flavours. Very reminiscent of the eponymous cake.


Dark chocolate with lingering cherry.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 3052911101281
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Monin Black Forest Syrup

Produced by: Georges Monin SA
Owned by: Family owned
UK distribution by: Bennett Opie Ltd