Thursday, December 17, 2015

Rigoni di Asiago - Nocciolata + garden chocolates - Dec. 17, 2015

Chocolate(s) of the Day: 

Rigoni di Asiago
Nocciolata Crema di Cacao e Nocciole
(Organic Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa and Milk)
Very Good
Weight: 2 tsp. (estimate) in 1 sample packet
Calories: 100 calories (estimate) in 1 packet
Cost: N/A - sample
Purchased from: N/A - sample

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

Northern Italy is known for its fine hazelnuts and gianduia (chocolate and hazelnut) blends, spreads and fillings. Today's Nocciolata (organic hazelnut spread) from Rigoni di Asiago (Foza (VI) Italy) was creamy, sweet and full of balanced hazelnut and chocolate flavor.

This spread was perfectly enjoyable a la carte, on/from a spoon, and as a spread.

Gate Comme des Filles

Gate Comme des Filles
Honey Walnut - Very Good
Garden Thyme - Very Good
Coffee and Cacao Nib - Very Good
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

I also enjoyed three different filled chocolates from a Gate Comme des Filles (Somerville, MA) holiday collection.

Part of a nine-piece assortment box, these honey walnut, garden thyme, and coffee and cacao nib brittle chocolates were all very good.

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