Thursday, July 24, 2014

Caffarel - individually wrapped chocolates - July 24, 2014

Chocolate of the Day:

3 pieces
Very Good
Weight: 1.1 oz. (31.13 g.) (estimate) in 3 pieces
Calories: 165 calories (estimate) in 3 pieces
Cost: $0.95 each x 3 = $2.85 total for 3 pieces
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Mill Valley, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Italy Theme Week.

These three individually wrapped gianduiotto pieces from Caffarel (founded in Turin, Italy, and now a subsidiary of Lindt and Sprungli) offers "Eccellenza Piemontese" (roughly translated: Piedmont regional excellence). Underneath these bella orange, purple and green foil wrappings were handsome, wedge shaped, creamy chocolate infused with finely ground hazelnut flavor.

On a Related Note...
The Piedmont region of Northern Italy (that includes the city of Torino, or Turin) is the birthplace of many wonderful hazelnut chocolates and buttery hazelnut chocolate spreads.

I also sampled a gianduiotto product from Giraudi, similar to today's chocolates from Caffarel described above. These slightly smaller hazelnut chocolates tasted very similar, which is to say they were very good as well.

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