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Day 260 – Hazelnutty

23 Jun

Standing at the chocolate aisle I was a little uninspired by the selection on display, either I had already tried them, or they were milk chocolate so weren’t so appealing to me. I picked up a few different blocks to read more about them, but even still nothing seemed to capture my tastebuds. Even the packaging and designs weren’t doing it for me.

I finally went with this one, Villars the love of 110 years of Swiss chocolate! I love the old packaging and the tin boxes (yes I do have a tin collection).

It wasn’t very dark despite what the packaging says, 50% cocoa solids and it actually it quite soft (also due to the current warm temperature in the room)! It’s going quite nicely with my coffee, with the smooth chocolate and the fine hazelnuts spread evenly throughout. It reminds me a little of a Ferrero Rocher, yes being one of the most popular hazelnut chocolates, you would probably get that. A random fact, Turkey is one of the largest producers of hazelnuts! Also, they’re a pretty good nut, check out some of tehse dietary facts (source Wikipedia):

Hazelnuts are rich in protein and unsaturated fat. Moreover, they contain significant amounts of thiamine and vitamin B6, as well as smaller amounts of other B vitamins. Additionally, 1 cup (237 ml) of hazelnut flour has 20 g of carbohydrates, 12 g of which are dietary fiber.[1]

Remember to think about that when buying your next nutty chocolate!

Rating: 3.5/5

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in chocolate, dark, nuts

 

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