Monday, July 21, 2014

Giraudi - Milk Chocolate Bar with Pine Nuts - July 21, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Frutta Secca - Milk Chocolate Bar with Pine Nuts
Good ++
Weight: 3.53 oz. (100 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 529 calories (estimate) in 1 bar
Cost: $ N/A - gift - Thank you Claudia!
Purchased from: Cafe Venetia, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Italy Theme Week.

This smooth and creamy 36% milk chocolate bar from Giraudi (Torino, Italy) was part of the company's Frutta Secca (dried fruit and nut) line of (milk and dark) chocolate bars. The bar was peppered with a thick layer of fresh pine nuts on one side, that provided a slightly sweet, soft crunch.

We like to hear stories about our food here and where it's grown. And, these pinoli ("pine kernels") also came with an origin story. These pine nuts came from the San Rossore Park area of Pisa (in Tuscany, Central Italy).

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