A while back I struck a deal with Lola @ Aglio, Olio & Pepperoncino to swap some of our delicious B.C. smoked salmon for some specialty chocolate from Modica, Italy. It is from the Donna Elvira dolceria. Just in time for trick or treating my chocolate came. OH MY WORD.
We all know how woman feel about chocolate. It is said that we prefer it to sex. It gets our endorphins going or something like that. I have enough here to keep me going for a long time.
The first is called Cioccolata Artigianale translated to Artisanal.
Limone of course is lemon. (oops didn't get the picture of this one)
Vaniglia is vanilla.
Cannella is cinnamon.
Pepperoncino is chile pepper. For those of you who have seen the movie Chocolat with Johnny Depp you know how fabulous chocolate is with chile added to it.
And last but not least is the Pistacchio di Bronte or Pistachio. This is the first one I tasted.
They are made with organic cacao from Ecuador, Peru and the Dominican. Unlike other chocolate I have had this one has an unusual texture where you can feel the granules of sugar and chocolate in your mouth. The warmth from your mouth starts to dissolve and melt them together while you enjoy the taste and feel. It is so different from what we are used to.
Thank you to Lola for sending this to me. Of course now that I am hooked I have a bit of a problem don't I?
I will be trying each one ever so slowly. Piece by piece savoring the taste and the endorphins. I have to go now. The chocolate is calling my name. Please knock before entering.