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Oct 30, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY - A CHOCOLATE DREAM

Michael @ Designs by Gollum is our host for Foodie Friday. Would you like to join in? Everyone is welcome. 

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. 

12 comments:

Karen said...

Oh my... I am not a chocolate lover but you have me wanting to try it. Several years ago I was visiting my son and his wife. She is a REAL chocolate-lover. We went to a chocolate shop where I bought a few pieces for her. Three dollars a piece. Some of the chocolate had been rolled in different types of herbs and spices. Not appealing to me at all... But good plain chocolate with a litte toffee mixed in... now that might be another matter.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Mary said...

What a luscious assortment of chocolate. Don't mix flavors! They are better tasted a stand alones.

Mrs. P. said...

Oh, Lori...I just LOVE chocolate :) Enjoy every morsel!

Blessings!
Gail

Joanne said...

Enjoy!!!! Looks and sounds delicious.

Kathleen said...

And all I have here is some Hershey's..Just not fair..but it will have to do!
HH!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I would have gone for the pistachio first too! What a wonderful treat and I am so jealous ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love going downtown to the huge Hershey's shop and the Ghiradelli shop, ironically, across the street from one another. Oh heaven!! Don't get me thinking of it!!

Enjoy your treat!!

xoxo
Janie

Tamara Jansen said...

Lucky, lucky lady!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Ahemm, wiping the drool off of her chin, ah yes.....


Oh my Lori, was a stash, puts all the bad Halloween candy to shame. SHAME, candy, shame.

Jen

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a GREAT!!! assortment of chocolate.
Geri

ButterYum said...

You are torturing me... I'd love a bit of all of these chocolates. Especially the pistachio!

Michelle said...

WOW...what a fab collection of chocolate! I don't think I've ever Italian Chocolate in the stores but it will for sure keep an eye out for some now!

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