Caffe Nero Italian Chocs

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on December 12 2007 | Leave A Comment

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.

Attibassi Gianduiotti

Attibassi Gianduiott

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

Loacker Tortina

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.

Loacker Tortina

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. 🙂


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Comments On This Post

  1. Rachel

    I love Caffe Nero, they seem to care about serving good food alot more than Starbucks. Their coffee is better than Starbucks too.

  2. Molly

    Aaaah! I have a bunch of the Attibassi in my office. Our Italian wine vendor brought them in for me to try when I was looking for some chocolates to put in our gift baskets….they are SOOOOOO good….I’ve hidden them from myself.

  3. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Molly: I trust you mean you’ve hidden them *for* yourself rather than *from* yourself. 🙂

  4. sudhakar

    You can get Loacker Tortina from Waitrose now. When I first tried them I wasn’t impressed but they were expensive-ish so I had to finish them. Now I love them and have to get them whenever they’re on offer. They are rich and not sweet. There’s something very smooth about them. It may be how the filling and coating mix when chewed. They sell another Loacker biscuit which is also very nice.

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