Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bar of the Week: Amedei Milk

Region: Blend
Cocoa Content: 32%

For all of you milk chocolate lovers out there our bar of the week should certainly satisfy your sweet tooth. From the Italian chocolate makers, Amedei, comes a bar that is not just a step above Hershey's, it's a leap. Amedei began their bean to bar production in 1990 after a visit to the Valrhona factory in France created a rivalry between the two countries. Alessio and Cecilia Tessieri, the brother and sister team behind Amedei, had visited the famed French chocolate makers to see if they could use Valrhona chocolate for their Italian confections. The Tessieri's were instead dismissed and told that Italians could not appreciate such a fine product. In an effort to prove the French wrong, Cecilia began studying chocolate production while Alessio scoured the world in search of aromatic cacao beans. Everything that comes from their factory is beautifully crafted and elegantly packaged, and today Amedei is regarded as one of the finest chocolate makers in the world.

We invite everyone to stop back by this Saturday to taste how good milk chocolate can be.

Fun Fact: The Amedei factory sits a few miles east of Pontedera, Italy, home of the Vespa scooter.

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