Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé Gianduja with Pistachio Paste 73% Dark Chocolate Bar is a decadent treat with an ultra-smooth texture. Gianduja is an Italian delicacy originally made from Piemontese hazelnuts and chocolate combined into a silky smooth spread. It dates back to 1806 when Napoleon prevented British goods from entering European ports under French control, putting a strain on cocoa supplies. A chocolatier in Turin named Michele Prochet made the small amount of chocolate he had in his possession go further by mixing it with hazelnuts from his region. This confection of hazelnut paste and chocolate takes its name from Gianduja, a carnival and marionette character that represented the typical native of Piedmont.
Rózsavölgyi creates their own luscious version of gianduja using roasted pistachios (rather than hazelnuts) made into a dairy-free paste that is incorporated into exquisite Venezuelan cacao beans. This bar is a creamy, luxurious treat and unlike many gianduja products, it is suitable for vegans.
Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé was begun in Budapest by husband and wife team Zsolt Szabad and Katalin Csiszar in 2004 . Before becoming chocolate makers, Zsolt was a mechanical engineer and Katalin was a graphic designer. A wide and diverse collection of skills enable them to produce their superbly crafted, gorgeous bars of chocolate. In Hungarian, the word rózsavölgyi means "rose valley" which conjures up an appealing image of lush beauty and fragrant scents. This is quite fitting because each of their aromatic, creamy and full-bodied bars is covered in award-winning, thick and luxurious wrapping paper, featuring traditional Hungarian motifs. It is probably the prettiest packaging in the world of fine craft chocolate. The square shaped bars are molded to resemble intricate antique fireplace tiles.
Zsolt and Katalin are artists who view fine flavor chocolate as their inspiring medium. Using only the highest quality ingredients, Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé engages in traditional European chocolate-making with a modern point of view. Their award-winning single origin bars will truly delight to each one of your senses.
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- Ingredients: dark chocolate (cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter), 100% pistachio paste (pistachio paste in the chocolate 20%)
- Net Weight: 70 g. / 2.5 oz.
- Country of Origin: Hungary