most popular, loaded with bittersweet chocolate chips and roasted hazelnuts, best for coffee, steamed milk with honey and hot chocolate
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Well, despite the “best with” recommendation in the product description above, I did not eat these with coffee, or steamed milk, or hot chocolate. Instead, I brewed a cup of this incredibly rich, delicious Golden Monkey Superior from Teas Etc. The sweetness of the tea was enhanced further with the deliciously nutty hazelnut flavor of this biscotti, and the savory bitter as well as the sweet of the chocolate emerged strongly. Delightful!
What I Think:
I mentioned in my last Gilda’s Biscotti review (Almond Anise Biscotti) that those were my favorite, and they still are. But, these are nearing in at a very close second. And for those who don’t care for anise (it is somewhat of an acquired taste), these Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti I think, would be more to their liking.
Like the other two biscotti varieties I’ve tried from Gilda’s Biscotti, these are deliciously crunchy and sweet, but I like that they aren’t too sweet. They are somewhere between a biscuit and a cookie as far as sweetness goes – less sweet than a cookie, but a little more sweet than most biscuits.
These also have big chunks of hazelnut baked in them, but I don’t think that is where most of the hazelnut flavor is coming from. I think they also have a hazelnut flavoring in them, because the hazelnut flavor has infiltrated every morsel of these biscotti. The hazelnut is a strong flavor – very prominent in every bite. Yum!
I find at least 1 chocolate chip in each biscotti, and that seems to be the only real chocolate flavor here. Normally, the chocoholic in me would balk at the lack of chocolate, however, the hazelnut is so delicious that I find it difficult to complain about the lack of chocolate.
My Final Thoughts:
I really enjoyed these… and the more I eat them, the tastier they are … which makes it quite difficult to stop!