Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bernardi Cioccolato Fondente Tavoletta

This chocolate bar from the Italian Chocolatier Bernardi is an Extra Bitter Chocolate, with a cacao content of 70%, which is supposed to be Grand Cru, or of the highest quality. I like the outside packaging, and the goldish packaging surrounding the bar is stylish as well, the best about this bar. The ingredient listing is fairly short, cocoa paste, sugar, cocoa butter, soya lecithin (as an emulsifier) and vanilla (as a flavouring).

How does it taste? It snaps fairly well, and smells fairly good, not so fruity but chocolatey, but it looks kind of dull. It is kind of hard chocolate, to bite into or chew, and doesn't melt so well in the mouth, though it doesn't taste chalky. Overall, I liked it, but doubt that I would purchase it again, as I don't think it lives up to the Grand Cru label.

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