Monday, April 8, 2013

Coracao Hazelnut truffle - April 8, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

Coracao Confections
Hazelnut Mousse truffle
Good +
Weight: .658 oz. (18.6 g.) (estimate) in 1 piece / 3.29 oz. (93 g.) in total box of 5
Calories: 98 (estimate) calories in 1 truffle
Cost: $11.19 (sale) for 1 box of 5 truffles
Purchased from: Coracao Confections, Emeryville, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Hazelnut Theme Week.

If nuts and chocolate are a match made in heaven, hazelnuts must be high on the angels' compatibility list. These roundish, heart-shaped nuts offer many wonderful options when combined with chocolate.

Today I enjoyed a Hazelnut Mousse Truffle, the last chocolate in a 5-piece collection box from Coracao Confections (Emeryville, CA).

A generous piping of smooth, rich chocolate mousse ganache (with a very subtle coffee/mocha note) was covered in dark chocolate and topped with chopped hazelnuts.

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