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February 17, 2009

Excelsior Chocolate

Filed under: French Chocolate — admin @ 7:10 pm

ivoria chocolate“Excelsior Chocolate Degustation Chocolat au Lait Fleur de Sel” is manufactured in the French town of Perpignan. Perpignan has 110.000 inhabitants and can be found in the South Western part of France directly on the border to Spain.

Fleur de Sel is salt from the sea. It’s included in the chocolate but the taste is not too strong. The cocoa amounts 30 percent. Excelsior offers a pleasant taste of milk chocolate. The flavour is not too bad. Only at the end a slight taste of sea salt is recognizable.

February 8, 2009

Rübezahl Spongebob Chocolate Lentils Chocolate

Filed under: German Chocolate — admin @ 11:30 am

austriaThe Spongebob Chocolate Lentils Chocolate is a very creative idea from a chocolate manufacturer from Germany. “Rübezahl Schokoladen” is the name of the German company which can be found in the South Western part of the country, close to the city of Stuttgart.

Rübezahl produces chocolates since more than 50 years. The chocolate factory is specialized on season chocolate like Santa Claus chocolates or Easter Bunny chocolates. In this case we have something completely different from all christmas and easter chocolates. This is a chocolate dedicated to the famous cartoon character “Spongebob”.

The special delicacy consists of milk chocolate with a cocoa content of 30 percent, and little chocolate pieces with a sugar icing and tasteful chocolate inside. Similar to the famous m&m’s. Those chocolate pieces are called “Chocolate Lentils”.

Those colourful “chocolate lentils” shine through the chocolate bar. Very impressive for little children. I suppose.

But the best of all is the taste. It is a tasteful chocolate product indeed. Very creamy milk chocolate, and a strong flavour of sweet cocoa. The little chocolate lentils inside the bar are an additional attraction, and increase the enjoyment by a crispy character.

Rübezahl Spongebob Chocolate Lentils Chocolate is a very good product with a great taste.

February 6, 2009

Lindt Lindor Chocolate Balls Dark

Filed under: Swiss Chocolate — admin @ 9:22 pm

switzerlandLindt Lindor Chocolate Balls Dark are manufactured in the Swiss town of Kilchberg. A small place with a bit more than 7.000 inhabitants located directly next to the Lake Zürichsee, close to the big city of  Zürich.

Lindt is known to be a very famous chocolate manufacturer. I have heard many wonderful stories about those chocolate balls before. So it was time for me to experience such interesting chocolate creation for myself.

The blue bag is promising. The tempting chocolate balls are wrapped in a very lovely way. Now it’s time to open this chocolate import from Switzerland.

The bag has a weight of 150 g. I have counted 12 pieces of those chocolate balls.

The chocolate ball lays gently and easy manageable on the tongue of my mouth. It really fits perfectly.

Lindt Lindor Chocolate Balls Dark gave me a true unbelievable chocolate experience. First the upper layer melts tasteful away until the special filling comes out. This filling consists of very soft dark chocolate with an extraordinary fridged character. Such cooling chocolate is truely something special, because the chocolate balls were not a fridge or outside in the cold.

Once the delicious chocolate filling made its appearance, the soft chocolate melts very quick on the tongue. The flavour is amazing. Just top class chocolate. One of the best chocolates in my whole life.

February 2, 2009

Casali Liqueur Chocolate Bottles

Filed under: Austrian Chocolate — admin @ 4:46 pm

austriaThe roots of Casali Liqueur Chocolate Bottles can be found in the Italian harbour town of Trieste. It was in the year 1792 when Joseph Casali decided to establish his company. He was manufacturing rum and liqueurs.

In 1810 he moved with his company to Vienna. Napoleon and his soldiers made to much troubles in Trieste, and the continuity of the company was in danger. In Vienna he found more economical freedom, and he was able to continue his successful work.

During the difficult times of the first world war a new idea turned out to be a top seller. The liquers and rum specialities were sold as filling in little chocolates. This was the birth of Casalis liqueur chocolate bottles.

Today those chocolates were sold mainly before christmas as delicious christmas tree decoration.

– Casali Eier Likör (Egg Liqueur)

– Casali Karibik

– Casali Gold Teufel (Golden Devil)

– Casali Wodka

The chocolate has a cocoa content of 50 percent, and a strong and filling character. Its liquid filling results in a wonderful and delicious combination. Casali Karabik is filled with Carribean rum. Similar like the famous Casali Rum Kokos.

Casali Golden Devil chocolate bottle is filled with tasty Viennese spirits. The vodka inside the Casali Wodka chocolate bottle tastes very smoothly. Casali chocolate bottles are quite traditional before christmas, and very popular in Austria. Now I have to wait until December again, when I am going to be able to buy some new of those delicious chocolate bottles.

February 1, 2009

Kinder Surprise Egg Chocolate Überraschung

Filed under: Italian Chocolate — admin @ 7:05 pm

italyThe Italian creation of “Kinder Surprise Egg Chocolates” were invented in 1972, and flooded the Central European market in 1974.

The sweet delicacy is made for children and delights by creamy and smooth milk chocolate with a little surprise toy inside. Kinder Surprise Egg Chocolates are banned in the USA, and meanwhile also controversial in Germany. Children could swallow little plastic parts of the toy surprise.

Kinder Surprise Egg chocolate is very sweet and has a cocoa content of 15 percent. One chocolate egg has a weight of 20 gram without the surprise toy.

I have bought a box with three of such eggs. Usually they are sold seperate.

The uncovered delicacy. Althought I am not a child anymore, the wonderful flavour of the chocolate still remained after all those years on my tongue.

A look inside the chocolate egg: the traditional yellow plastic egg reveals. The technology how to open this plastic egg changed several years ago. The chocolate egg has a white colour inside. The secret why it tastes so smooth and creamy.

At the end: everything together. The opened plastic and chocolate eggs with the surprise toy. A car with a bizarre comic character as driver. Very inventive

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