Friday, August 29, 2014

Giraudi - Cremino al Caffe - August 29, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Cremino al Caffe
Very Good
Weight: .7 oz. (19.8 g.) (estimate) for 2 pieces
Calories: 105 calories (estimate) for 2 pieces
Cost: N/A - sample
Purchased from: Cafe Venetia, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #1 of Chocolate and Coffee Theme Week.

I don't drink coffee anymore; but if I did, it would taste like these heavenly Cremino al Caffe squares from Giraudi (Torino, Italy).

Cremino al Caffe is an Italian dessert -- a thicker, richer, creamier version of a latte -- with added egg yolks and cream. More whipped dessert than liquid beverage, it is also commonly infused with sweet nutty flavor of hazelnut.

Today's two-layered, Giraudi Cremino al Caffe chocolate squares, true to their name, embodied some of the same characteristics as this Italian dessert. Each square had a luscious, buttery melt and consisted of a wonderfully well balanced blend of chocolate, hazelnut and coffee flavors.

I can't decide which bright orange and royal blue color scheme I liked best today: this Giraudi foil wrapped square, or the beautiful sunset this evening. Both were beautiful.
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