In 2006, my daughter bet I couldn't eat a different chocolate each day for a year. I enjoyed that year so much that, after 16+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate every day. Happily, even after 5,860+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Ion S.A. - Milk Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts - Nov. 20, 2022
Chocolate of the Day
Ion S.A. Milk Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts (bar) Good + Weight: 9 squares / 3.53 oz. (100 g.) in total bar Calories: 170 calories in 9 small squares of bar Cost: $1.49 for 1 bar Purchased from: Real Produce International Market, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #3 of International Chocolate and Nuts Theme Week.
Today's Milk Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts (bar) was made by Ion S.A. (Piraeus, Greece).
Aroma notes for this milk chocolate bar included: sweet milk chocolate, nut, faint mineral (light clay), and very faint mint/menthol.
Texture: smooth milk chocolate with an extended (white chocolate) melt and crunchy large pieces of hazelnut.
Flavor notes included: sweet milk chocolate, very faint mineral (light clay), and hazelnut.
The healthy dose of authentic hazelnuts were a highlight for me.
The milk chocolate was quite sweet (sugar was the number 1 ingredient); but it wasn't as sweet as I thought it would be. In part because the number two and three ingredients (milk, cocoa butter)-- as well as the nuts--helped balance the sugar.