After meeting some friends at a Caffe Nero over the weekend, I found myself with a couple of interesting chocolates from Italy that I managed to hold on to long enough to review.
This tiny (10g) pyramid of chocolate was something of a surprise. I was expecting a solid chocolate, but instead got a solid, smooth praline with a delicious nutty flavour.
I’m sure this is a perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of coffee, and just the right size too. But I’m not much of a coffee drinker, so I’m pleased to see that these little chocs come in 500g boxes. Now if I can just get them to sell me a box!
Loacker Tortina Original
This is more of a chocolate biscuit than a… er… chocolate chocolate. I’m not much of a biscuit person, but I did like this. The Tortina consists of layers of wafer with a hazelnut filling, perfectly covered in milk chocolate.
The result is light and crispy with a hint of chewiness. I wasn’t quite as fond of the nutty flavour in this one as the Attibassi, but the chocolate was delicious and again I’m sure this would be great with a good cup of coffee.
Overall, I prefer the Attibassi, but the moral of this story is clear. Next time you’re in your local coffee shop, try the chocolates! You never know what little gems you might uncover.
Oh – and thanks to Paola who bought these for me. :)