Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Coolhaus - Chocolate Hazelnut AAlto-mond Ice Cream Bars - July 26, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chocolate Hazelnut AAlto-mond ice cream bar
Good ++
Weight: 3 fl oz. (86.6 mL) / 9 fl. oz. (266 mL) in total box of 3 bars
Calories: 290 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $6.49 for 1 box of 3 bars
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Hope you all are enjoying summer. This morning I found relief from the warm weather with the first of several cold chocolate items. It was Day #1 of Chilled Chocolate Week.

Today's box of 3 Chocolate Hazelnut AAlto-mond Ice Cream Bars from Coolhaus (Los Angeles, CA) was one of a mouth-watering array of custom-made and pre-packaged ice cream creations (sandwiches—aka sammies, bars, pints, etc.) from the company.

Co-founders (Natasha Case and Freya Estreller) create "architecturally inspired gourmet ice cream." Check out their website for a complete explanation.

Today's individually-wrapped bar started with a core of chocolate hazelnut ice cream that was dipped in salted milk chocolate, and then rolled in roasted almonds. Hard to go wrong there. The result was a well balanced blend of creamy, crunchy, chocolatey and nutty. And this rich bar was also gluten free.

Examples of what you might find in a Coolhaus Culver City (or other shop) included ice cream and cookie pies, where you select your favorite combination of cookie crust, ice cream filling and cookie crumbles (topping). Peanut Butter Captain Crunch ice cream pie anyone?

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