Friday, July 15, 2016

Antica Torroneria Piemontese - Quadrotta Gianduja bar - July 15, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Antica Torroneria Piemontese
Quadrotta -  Cioccolato Gianduja con Nocciole bar
(Chocolate gianduja with hazelnuts bar)
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 g.) / 6 oz. (170 g.) in total bar
Calories: 226 calories (estimate) for 1/4 bar
Cost: $13.95 for 1 large bar
Purchased from: Draeger's, San Mateo, CA

Welcome to Day #13 of Chocolate and Hazelnuts Theme Week.

Today delivered up a large, almost geologic serving of chocolate and hazelnuts from northern Italy—home to a great many chocolate and hazelnut sweets.

The 6 oz. (170 g.) Quadrotta Cioccolato Gianduja con Nocciole bar was from Antica Torroneria Piemontese (Cuneo, Italia), a company located in the heart of the Piemonte (Piedmont) region in northern Italy known for its hazelnuts.

This thick, soft slab of gianduja—sweet milk chocolate (32% cocoa) with hazelnuts (40% of bar's content)—included a generous helping of embedded hazelnut pieces (perhaps roasted with some sugar, although I can't be sure). This chocolate confection was a bit sweet for me, but it was an effective blend of creamy and crunchy, and sweet and nutty.

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