Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hazelnut, yes, but Tarragon? Grapefruit?

More Recchiuti, today we are tasting a traditional European flavor, Piedmont Hazelnut, and an exotic, Tarragon Grapefruit. The Grapefruit is the leftmost chocolate in the picture, and the hazelnut is just above it.
From the Piedmont I expect a crunchy toasted nut and a smooth milk chocolate. Nut is perfectly toasted, nicely crunchy, and the milk chocolate is excellently smooth, with a real chocolate aftertaste. Perfect.

The Tarragon Grapefruit is another beast altogether, and I expect an interesting surprise. Wow. The tarragon comes over first, a real kick, then I detect the grapefruit in a secondary way. Not sweet or too fruity at all, nor is the grapefruit unpleasant. I challenge Dear Hubby to identify the flavors. First he notices the peel, but can't figure out, wondering if it's orange or lemon. He didn't detect the tarragon at all. He did wonder if it were pistachio. The tarragon starts the taste, but the grapefruit is what is left over at the end.

Reviewed: Recchiuti chocolates Piedmont Hazelnut and Tarragon Grapefruit
Personality: True and creative, very marvelous
How to enjoy: You can get chocolates similar to the hazelnut in many places, but the Tarragon Grapefruit is a rare treasure. Don't let a glass of red wine overwhelm this one.

1: Better than sex
2: Little bites of heaven
3: Share with your best friend
4: Will do in a pinch
5: Halloween candy
Where to buy: At the store on the Embarcadero, or online at

1 comment:

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this