Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Giraudi - Dark Cremone chocolate - July 22, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Dark Cremone chocolate (with hazelnut)
Very Good
Weight: 2 oz. (57 g.) (estimate) / 17.6 oz. (500 g.) in total package
Calories: 300 calories (estimate) in 3 slices (2 oz.)
Cost: $N/A - gift - Thank you Claudia!
Purchased from: Cafe Venetia, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Italy Theme Week.

This princely (or princessly) block of Dark Cremone chocolate from Giraudi (Italy), was bound with twine and embossed with a red seal. It was impressive in both size and taste.

Weighing in at 500 grams (17.6 oz.), I was very happy to be able to share this with other Italian chocolate lovers. The taste...Ah, the taste. It had classic gianduja (very creamy, almost buttery smooth hazelnut and chocolate) flavor without being cloyingly sweet. This is what fudge dreams it would like to be when it grows up.

Thank you to Elana and Gigi for your expert tasting help.

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