Monday, December 26, 2016

Trader Joe's - Amaretti & Sweet Almond 'Sky - Dec. 26, 2016

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

Rinomata e Premiata
Amaretti Virginia
Weight: 2.11 oz. (60 g.) / 10.58 oz. (300 g.) in total container
Calories: 330 calories in 4 cookies
Cost: $9.99 for 1 container
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, Alameda, CA

Trader Joe's
Tartufi Dolci All' Amaretto
Good +
Weight: 1.38 oz. (39 g.) / 6 oz. (170 g.) in total canister/tin of 13 pieces
Calories: 240 calories in 3 pieces
Cost: $5.99 for 1 container
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, Alameda, CA

Welcome to Day #7 of Italian Holiday Theme Week and Day #3 of Spirited Chocolates Theme Week.

Amaretti cookies
This beautiful, rectangular tin was filled with 15 soft amaretti cookies. Festively wrapped in paper twist wrappers and sealed with clear inner-wrappers, were 4 different flavors: Chocolate, Coffee, Raspberry and Chocolate Rum.

Tartufi Dolci All' Amaretto Truffles
The second chocolate(s) of the day were Tartufi Dolci (sweet truffles) All' Amaretto—also individually wrapped pieces - in vanilla colored papers. These rectangular chocolate pieces contained pieces of amaretti cookie and almond bits, and were almond flavored.

Sweet Almond 'Sky
And the Italian-American spirit of the day was a tiny shotglass* drink mixed with 1 Tablespoon DiSaronno (Amaretto) and 2 Tablespoons Woodstock After Dark Bourbon + Chocolate. Drink neat. Guaranteed to warm you on a cold evening.

*Almost all of my cocktails and desserts are shot-glass sized. It's a fun challenge to try to pack the most perfectly compatible flavors into one small glass.

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