Chocolate of the Day
Nero Nero (Extra Dark) 70% Cacao with Raspberry, Almonds (bar)
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.3 oz. (37.5 g.) / 2.6 oz. (75 g.) in total bar
Calories: 221.2 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $ N/A - no information (free, from neighbor)
Purchased from: N/A - no information
Benvenutu a (welcome to) Day #18 of Chocolate and Almonds Week(s).
Today's Novi Cioccolato Nero Nero (Extra Dark) 70% Cacao with Raspberry, Almonds (bar) was from Elah Dufour S.p.A./Novi Ligure (AL) (Italy).
This bar was a surprise find. It was courtesy of a neighbor who was moving (and left a give-away box). I find new chocolates in many places including: stores, online, gifts from friends, at chocolate events, and unexpected places as well.
The initial aroma of this chocolate was very raspberry forward (real raspberries but perhaps enhanced a bit with natural flavours), with fainter dark chocolate notes.
The smooth dark chocolate base flavor was relatively mild initially, but shifted to a slightly darker/bolder profile with faint roasted, bittersweet earthy notes. The tiny almond bits were eclipsed by raspberry and chocolate ingredients, yet still helped round out/mellow fruit, cacao and sugar elements a bit.
Ingredients: "Cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, fat-reduced cocoa, freeze-dried raspberries (3%), almonds (3%), natural flavours. Cocoa: 70% minimum in extra bitter chocolate."
Allergen-related information: Contains almonds. "May contain traces of milk, hazelnuts and soya."