Saturday, September 26, 2015

Amedei - Toscano Brown Cioccolato al Latte bar - Sept. 26, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Toscano Brown Cioccolato al Latte bar
Good +
Weight: .875 oz. (25 g.) /1.75 oz. (50 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 131 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Italy Theme Week.

This Toscano* Brown Cioccolato al Latte bar was made by Amedei (Pontedera (Pisa), Italy) in Tuscany.*

Amedei was founded in 1990, by brother and sister team, Alessio and Cecilia Tessieri. (The inside of this Latte bar's packaging contained information about Amedei single origin and other bars.)

Today's creamy milk chocolate (35% cacao) bar had slight five-spice and hazelnut notes to it but otherwise was relatively even in tone.

Fun fact I enjoyed reading in Wikipedia about Amedei chocolate:

"Amedei chocolate is used in making the world's most expensive cupcake, The Golden Phoenix, which is made by Bloomsbury's, a boutique cafe in Dubai." These cupcakes start at $1,000 apiece, and involve a lot of edible gold.

*I'm not really sure why we need to tell other people how to pronounce their name. In Italy they call the large region in their own country Toscano. We call it Tuscany. It's a beautiful region in any language. 

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