Sunday, April 12, 2020

Venchi - Coconut in Black Cube - Apr. 12, 2020

Chocolate of the Day: 

Coconut in Black Cube
Weight: .353 oz. (10 g.) in 1 cube/piece
Calories: 53 calories (estimate) in 1 cube
Cost: $1.60 for 1 cube
Purchased from:, online order

Buona Pasqua (Happy Easter) and welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.

Today's Coconut in Black Cube (Cubotti* Coco) was from Venchi (Piedmont, Italy).
The company was founded by chocolatier Silvano Venchi, and was established in Turin, Italy, in 1878.

Early on Venchi became known for their dark chocolate covered nougatine (made with caramelized hazelnuts). They now produce a variety of chocolate offerings, including bars, confections...and cubotti* (small "abundances" or cubes of extra dark chocolate with flavored cream fillings).

This coconut-filled dark chocolate cube was simple and elegant, and might be found in a high-end Easter basket, or a Venchi spring chocolate gift box.

*Cubotti (according to my online dictionary) translates to "abundance(s)." It also seems to be a name for small cube-shaped dessert items. (Cubo is the Italian word for cube (singular), and cubi (or occasionally cubetti) in Italian means cubes (plural).) 

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