Monday, January 10, 2022

Giraudi - Pistacchi Sicilia Latte 36% Milk Chocolate (bar) - Jan. 10, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Giraudi S.r.l.
Pistacchi Sicilia - Latte 36% E Pistacchi Sicilia Intere Tostate
Sicilian Pistachio Milk Chocolate 36% (bar)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.)/ 3.52 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 273 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $N/A - gift from family (Thank you David)
Purchased from: N/A - gift from family (Andronico's, Los Altos, CA)

Welcome to Day #4 of European Chocolate Vacation Theme Week.

Today's Sicilian Pistachio - Milk Chocolate (36%) and Whole Toasted Sicilian Pistachio (bar) produced by Giraudi S.r.l. (Castellazzo Bormida (AL), Italy) was made in Italy and imported into the U.S. by Manicaretti (Oakland, CA). 

This chocolate was part of a family of Giraudi milk chocolate (36% cocoa) and dark chocolate (61% cocoa) bars with nuts. (Other flavors include hazelnut and almond versions of these bars.) 

Today's thick, sweet and creamy milk chocolate bar was studded with whole, toasted Sicilian pistachio nuts. Rich sweet chocolate flavor was nicely balanced by a healthy serving (20% of bar content) of these softly crunchy green nuts; and an upbeat touch of vanilla added sweet baked goods-style warmth.

Ingredients: Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, powdered whole milk, cocoa paste. Emulsifier: soy lecithine, natural vanilla flavour. Cocoa min. 36%), Pistachios from Sicily (20%). 

Allergen-related information: Contained: milk, soy (lecithin), tree nuts (pistachios). "It may contain traces of "other fruit with shell," sesame and peanuts." "Senza glutine - Gluten Free"

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