The purpose behind the blog ITALY IN 30 SECONDS is to offer a written shot of espresso to inform, excite and encourage you to experience Italy, the most recognizable geographic shape on the globe and what we think is the most perfectly constructed place on the planet. Combine that with one of the most perfectly constructed foods on the planet, chocolate, and you’ve got a the makings of a magical mystery tour through Tuscany’s Chocolate Valley, the geletarie of Milan and the chocolate factories of Turin and Perugia.
So little time so much chocolate and a business class seat on Alitalia nowhere in sight. Warm up this winter with a melted Italian chocolate fondue or molten chocolate cake made with Cuor di Cacao Chocolate Hazelnut Cream from the “heart of the chocolate” by Venchi, a name known throughout Italy for exceptional chocolate. This extra dark Cuor di Cacao combines the intense flavors of 75% Ecuadorian chocolate with hazelnuts to make a gianduja, a rich creamy hazelnut spread that is beloved by all Italians. Think Nutella all grown up. The small size is perfect for a 30 second chocolate break or a portable pocket picnic at the ski chalet.