Sunday, November 27, 2016

Yves Thuries - Milk Chocolate Almonds, Hazelnuts - Nov. 27, 2016

Chocolate of the Day:

Yves Thuries
Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Hazelnuts (and more) bar
Weight: 1.75 oz. (50 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 270 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $2.49 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate, Almonds and Hazelnuts Theme Week.

Today's 34% cacao milk chocolate bar, designed by a French chef (Chef Yves Thuries)* and made with Ecuadorian cacao, was sweet enough to be a confection on a dessert tray.

In fact, the bar's clever packaging contained 12 separate compartment spaces, each filled with a separate milk chocolate rectangular segment, or bite. Each bite was an attractive tiny bar that could be lifted out and eaten (or displayed neatly on a plate if desired).

Each bite was garnished with nuts (almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios) and pastel-colored fruit gems (raspberries, blueberries, oranges). The end result was a mix of nut, fruit and almost floral flavors. A most pleasant and high-class chocolate candy.

*This bar was a Product of France, and was distributed by SALPA Inc. (Greenwich, CT).

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