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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter Filling Squares

     Ghirardelli  "Say Gear-ar-delly!"

I received a sample of Ghirardelli's creamy milk chocolate squares filled with  peanut butter and perfectly roasted crunchy peanuts from She Speaks.                                                       

As America's longest continuously operating chocolate manufacturer, Ghirardelli has established its position as America's premium chocolate company for more than 150 years.

We are one of very few American manufacturers that make chocolate starting from the cocoa bean through to finished products. Throughout the process, we take special steps to ensure that our premium chocolate delivers our signature intense, smooth-melting chocolate taste.

    The Ghirardelli Difference

•Intensive quality assurance in the selection of cocoa beans means that Ghirardelli accepts only the highest-quality beans. We reject as many as 40% of the beans that are offered to us. Beans that are not selected are sold to other manufacturers.

•In all of its chocolate product, Ghirardelli uses a proprietary blend of cocoa beans that has been refined over the company's 150-year history to provide the company's distinct and intense chocolate taste.

•Ghirardelli roasts the cocoa beans in-house to ensure the company's signature flavor profile is consistently maintained in all chocolate products. We also use a different roasting process whereby we remove the shell first and then roast the small nibs inside. Because the nibs are fairly uniform in size, we have more control over the temperature and time, so we can get a more specific flavor. Other companies roast their beans before removing the shell, which requires over-roasting the outside portion of the bean in order to roast the inside. This could impart a burned flavor to their chocolate.

•Finally, Ghirardelli uses an intensive refining process to ensure that its chocolate truly melts in your mouth! Ghirardelli has no grainy feel because we refine most of our chocolate flakes until they are 19 microns (human hair is 100 microns in diameter). Other mass market chocolates are refined to only 40 microns.
* What I liked:
- I liked the creamy milk chocolate
- I liked the peanut butter filling
- I liked the crunch peanuts
- It melts in your mouth
*What I didn't like:
- There wasn't enough:p
- It melts in your mouth!

- It has just enough peanut butter filling.
- It is not over loaded with roasted crunchy peanuts.
- It is finger licking good:p

Do you know when chocolate is not of good quality and it leaves a bad after taste in your mouth?
Well that WILL NOT happen with Ghirardelli's chocolate!
I want to say Thank you to She Speaks for the opprotunity to review Ghirardelli's milk chocolate squares filled with peanut butter, and  perfectly roasted crunchy peanuts.
I received a free sample of Ghirardelli milk chocolate squares filled with peanut butter and coupons from She Speaks.
The opionions expressed are my own.
I was not paid by Ghirardelli or She Speaks.
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