Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gold Chocolate Coins for Han

First do not forget the GIVEAWAY THIS WEEK, ENDS FRIDAY.

Chanukah or Hanukkah if you like to spell it that way, starts this year at sundown on Saturday the 8th so I felt I needed to cover this treat from Amy Sue Lambert the LINDT R.S.V.P. consultant.  She sent us this bag of gold coins.  As you can see the bag is tied with a cream colored ribbon; it does tie it, no twisty ties underneath this ribbon.  Inside the bag were 32 gold foil wrapped pieces of milk chocolate; the information in the bag says there are about six servings and a serving is made of six coins so not quite as many as claimed.  These are made in Italy but distributed in the USA by Lindt and Spr√ľngli Inc. out of New Hampshire.  These are made of sugar, cocoa butter, milk, chocolate, lactose, soya lecithin, and artificial flavor.




These are milk chocolate coins made in the LINDT fashion so if you like their milk chocolate, you should like these.  Unwrapping chocolate coins is always a touch difficult for me.  The foil is very tight but after a bit of careful work I'm able to free the milk chocolate inside.  It has a very sweet and creamy fragrance that immediately rise to meet my nose.  The coin inside had the same images as on the wrappers -- 1 Euro and then a man reminiscent to da Vinci's drawing called Vitruvian Man; both sides identify the Italian maker "Caffarel."  These measure 1 3/8th inches across and 0.25 inches deep.  The coin makes a loud sound when I take a bite.  Immediately it begins to melt and flood my mouth with very creamy chocolate, less sweet than the scent suggested it would be; thank goodness since as you know, Sisters and Brothers, I prefer dark chocolates myself.  Now you could pop the entire thing in your mouth but recommend making it 2-3 bites so you can enjoy it without needing all six coins for a serving.  If you take the time to appreciate it once is easily enough at this level of milk cocoa essence.

Now there are historical reasons why coins are associated with Jewish holidays.  The reasons aren't particularly nice, however, yet many of the Jewish friends I have do indeed give their kids chocolate gold coins for Hanukkah.  But there is no reason you can't enjoy these if you aren't Jewish and you don't need to use them for a holiday.  I've used chocolate coins to reward players in my RPGs at conventions before for example.

There we go another LINDT R.S.V.P. treat from their 2012 Holiday Catalog.  You still have time to check them out and order some before the season begins, whatever season you may want to share these during.  Thanks, Amy Sue, for sharing these with us.

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