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Old 04-29-2012, 06:29 AM   #11
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Good Morning Purple Giraffe,

Yes, I had forgotten about this gorgeous Italian Chocolate. We always have it when we are at the Condo, in Puglia ...

However, when in Madrid, we have Lindt or Green & Black´s as well as a Barcelona Producer, Oriol who is a chocolatier and artisan who studied baking under Chef Ferrán Adriá. He has two chocolate boutiques as well, one in Barcelona and one in Madrid not far from our loft. Ferrán Adriŕ spoke very well of Italian Chocolates in an interview I had done on him, a couple of years ago.

Thanks for posting and feedback.
Have nice Sunday.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:22 PM   #12
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There is a chocolatier here, they are called Posh Chocolat, their chocolates are divine. I buy one little cake each Friday for Shrek and I to share. Truffle Chocolate Mousse Cake.

The last bakery I worked in (over 20 years now) made truffles...I was in heaven. The baker got his chocolate from Switzerland, I don't remember the name of it. When he was done, oh my!
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:45 PM   #13
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I love all chocolate. I love milk chocolate when it is done right, which seems to be more rare with mass marketed domestic brands. I love Cadbury milk chocolate from the UK (I can get it at World Market) but the Cadbury here (made by Hershey) tastes just as waxy as a Hershey bar to me. I do like Dove and Ghiradelli milk chocolates.

With dark chocolate, I am pretty picky, just like with coffee it can taste bitter to me. I like Dove dark chocolate because it has a robust flavor but isn't harsh.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #14
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Princess Fiona,

Thanks for posting. Posh Chocs. Sound wonderful.

I have also had some lovely lovely chocolate over in Italia, and The brands are: Domori, Permigotti, Caffarel and Ferrero ...

Nathalia lives in Zürich, and we always go to Sprüngli and they are the parent corporation of Lindt ... Could it be Sprüngli ? This is to die for and was dropt from heaven, I assure you. It is world renowned and they have a café where they have worldwide coffees / espresso / cappucchino & internaitonal teas ... It is the oldest chocolatier in Switzerland.

Sprüngli also manufacturers.

@ Bake Chef: Ghiradelli, from San Francisco is a good brand too ... They have some wonderful flavors.

Thanks to both of you for posting and views.

Have nice wkend.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:06 PM   #15
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Yes, it was Sprüngli! Thank you, I remember the wrapping. He got it in 10 pound bricks and processed it from there. One truffle and you were set for chocolate for the day.
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I know the 1st European Country on your List !

Sprüngli is one of the best chocolatiers in the world ...

Shall have to mail you a package when we go to see Nathalia and the boys.

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I know the 1st European Country on your List !

Sprüngli is one of the best chocolatiers in the world ...

Shall have to mail you a package when we go to see Nathalia and the boys.

Margi.
Oh, yum! Margi! It would be very appreciated! Let me know and I'll PM you my address. I'll have to think of a mailable treat for you!
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Love the Lindt truffles. All of them. Even the white chocolate is glorious. And Canadian Caramello, luscious. Actually, most Canadian chocolate is wonderful.
It's true. Even our Hershey's is better.
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It's true. Even our Hershey's is better.
I know.

Bakechef described it well, our US chocolate is "waxy". Wonder why?
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I know.

Bakechef described it well, our US chocolate is "waxy". Wonder why?
Probably so it can hold up in a vending machine!
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