Thursday, July 7, 2016

Nuttyness - Hazelnut Marzipan bar - July 7, 2016

Chocolate of the Day:

Nuttyness LLC
Hazelnut Marzipan bar
Good ++
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 270 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $5.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Mill Valley, CA

Welcome to Day #5 of Chocolate and Hazelnut Theme Week.

Marzipan. Kristian and Anis Salvesen, the founders of Nuttyness LLC (Oakland, CA), have been working on creative implementations and presentations of this traditionally European sweet, nutty confection for about 4+ years now.

Most notably they've incorporated "California flavors:" California almonds, pistachios, (citrus in the beginning) and other ingredients. It made sense to Kristian (an engineer), who grew up in Norway with marzipan as a holiday tradition, to use California almonds; as the Golden State is one of the largest nut producers in the World.

Today's substantial Hazelnut Marzipan bar was covered in smooth, flavorful dark chocolate and filled with ground almond and hazelnut marzipan, just like you might hope for—only nuttier.

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