Advantages wonderfully smooth chocolate
Disadvantages a wee bit more expensive
There is a very famous quote comparing Italy and Switzerland. Something along the lines of the Swiss have had 500 years of democracy and peace and all they have given the world is the cuckoo clock whereas the Italians who have had 500 years of turmoil have given the world so many more useful inventions. Well good for Italy.But the Swiss have not just given the world the cuckoo clock. Far from it. You see the Swiss are responsible for much chocolate innovation which I feel has been overlooked by the world at large. Swiss chocolate ranks as among the finest in the world. So what if they haven’t managed to make any great inventions, they’ve made damn good chocolate.
Over the years I have been lucky enough to sample some genuine, bona fide, bought in Switzerland Swiss Chocolate
The tube containing the discs is made of cardboard with a plastic lid. The tube is cream coloured with a picture of the Matterhorn and the chocolate discs themselves on it. There is also a little Swiss flag with the phrase “Quality purveyors of Swiss Chocolate”. Marksies have also included a little blurb about this chocolate which basically promises me chocolate heaven due to the fact that they have only used Swiss milk and have milled the cocoa beans for even longer to create “a melt in the mouth texture”. The tube also warns that the chocolate contains nut’s, cow’s milk (but remember they are Swiss cows) and soya.The tube is easy to break into and inside I am pleased to discover 22 discs each one individually wrapped in blue foil. The foil is very willing to be removed from the chocolate to reveal the discs themselves. Each disc is roughly an inch and a half in diameter and it is sunken in the centre. It looks like a very shallow pet’s water bowl. Each disc is very shiny and smooth. The aroma that greet you is probably worth the price alone. It is a smell that has a combination of the bitterness of cocoa, mixed with the sweet creaminess and added to that there is also a distinct savoury nuttiness that comes from the addition of ground hazelnuts to the chocolate.
Chocolate such as this should not be chewed. It should be placed on the tongue and allowed to melt.
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