The Delicious Cioccolardini


It’s incredible but even Google doesn’t know it!

If you search for the word cioccolardini, the result, at least until now, is that it suggests searching for cioccolatini (chocolates). However, the Cioccolardini do exist!

I discovered them last summer during the Vespatour, my solo-journey around Italy riding a Vespa, while I was visiting lard shops in Colonnata, a little tuscan town at the center of the quarry caves area, renowned for its delicious lard, maturated inside tubs made of a particular variety of marble.

In one of the lard shops a kind tuscan sir let me taste some lard and while I was concerned about the fact that I couldn’t take away some of it, since I couldn’t properly preserve it until I got home, I noticed the chocolates. They’re made with fondant chocolate, honey, hazel paste and that touch of lard making them a real treat. 😮

So delicious that I ate a whole box just before leaving Colonnata while I was seating near my Vespa in the small town square.

I promised myself to order some of them for relatives and friends, so what could be the best time than Christmas to share a bit of sweetness in a season that seems to have lost its magic, that of the present given for the pleasure to give and not for convenience, habit or profit?

I ordered so many boxes to be able to make happy my dearest friends, using for some of them a Christmas card of Il Sole on which I wrote an aphorism accurately chosen for the receiver. The result has been great! 😀

I think the people at La Marmifera, the lard shop where I discovered the Cioccolardini, will be glad for the free promotion, they earned it.

Hurrah for the Cioccolardini even Google didn’t know! 😉

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  1. #1 by Matteo (aka MacTeo) on December 23, 2006 - 1:00 am

    Ciao Davide,
    Davvero carino questo blog… anche se la grafica è un pò troppo in stile windows…
    Ho notato che ti fai anche lo sbattimento di tradurre tutti gli articoli in inglese… bel lavoro… se solo avessi un pò di tempo mi piacerebbe tornare a bloggare!

    Ora aggiungo i tuoi feed RSS alla mia pagina di Google Reader, ti consiglio di provarlo è davvero comodissimo, poi è fatto tutto in AJAX quindi non ricarica mai la pagina fa tutto con script JAVA. Se non ci vediamo prima Auguri di Buone feste… e concluderei con un messaggio molto in clima festivo… :
    In a world without walls and fences, why do we need Windows and Gates?

  2. #2 by Albegor on December 23, 2006 - 11:23 am

    Ciao Teo,

    grazie per l’apprezzamento. Il cioccolardino ha addolcito anche te a quanto pare! 😉

    Hai proprio ragione, il Mac docet, soprattutto per lo stile della grafica!

    Ora uso i segnalibri live di Firefox per leggere i feed RSS, ma li voglio provare un pò tutti quando ho tempo.

    Buone feste anche a te!

  3. #3 by Matteo (aka MacTeo) on December 23, 2006 - 6:51 pm

    Mac docet in quanto unix based, come Linux del resto e tutti i BSD derivati!

    Chissà se con l’arrivo di Vista le cose miglioreranno in quel di Redmond (ne dubito fortemente…)

    unsigned char* windows_pid;
    windows_pid = malloc( sizeof( unsigned char ) );
    while ( windows_pid != NULL )
    {
    *windows_pid = pgrep(”windows”);
    pkill(windows_pid);
    }

  4. #4 by Albegor on December 23, 2006 - 7:05 pm

    Se chiudi tutti i processi così potresti finire in un ciclo infinito! 😉

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