Monday, September 12, 2011

Loacker's Rose Of The Dolomites

After recently reviewing the Loacker Snack Pack Wafers I was sort of pleasantly surprised to read about another new Loacker product called "Rose Of The Dolomites". At this point any and all Loacker products interest me and I look forward to trying them, this was no exception.

לואקר ורד הדולומיטים

Being that Loacker's Rose Of The Dolomites are more of a Chocolate Bon-Bon than a wafer it makes perfect sense that they would début them now; just in time for Rosh Hashanah. So many people will be looking for a small gift to bring along to the holiday meal as a way to wish their host a Happy Sweet New Year.
When I opened the individually wrapped Loacker Rose Of The Dolomites I didn't think it looked like a "classic" rose. A quick Google search taught me about the roses that grow in the Dolomites mountain range of north-eastern Italy (and the ancient legend surrounding them). The photos I found of these Dolomites Roses do resemble the Loacker treats.      

I thought the milk-chocolate coated roses were luxurious and tasty. They're filled with a wonderfully creamy hazelnut filling that has a generous amount of roasted hazelnut bits mixed in. I especially liked the very thin wafer at the bottom of the rose which added just a touch of crispiness. It’s a wonderful extra texture that I really enjoyed.

This delicate and elegant chocolate hazelnut treat absolutely lived up to the quality that Loacker is known for.

A few days after I tasted the milk-chocolate coated roses I found out that they are also available in a 60% cocoa solids dark-chocolate coating version. Aside from the dark-chocolate coating everything else about these bon-bons are exactly the same as the original. Given that I much prefer dark-chocolate to milk-chocolate I was thrilled to try them as well.

I thoroughly enjoyed the rich, deep, quality dark-chocolate coating on these Loacker Rose Of The Dolomites treats. I liked the stark contrast between the richer dark-chocolate and the lighter hazelnut cream filling. Again the roasted hazelnuts and thin wafer added the perfect amount of texture. For me the dark-chocolate coating took this bon-bon to the next level.      

Loacker's Rose Of The Dolomites are all natural. They have no artificial food coloring, no trans fats and no preservatives. 

Bottom Line: Whether you're looking for chocolates or flowers to take along as a small hostess gift this coming Rosh Hashanah, you kind of get the best of both options with either of these Loacker Rose Of The Dolomites bon-bons, since they are actually a pretty flower and a delicious chocolate treat all in one :)   

Box of 14 individually wrapped chocolates- 175 grams in all - 25.00 NIS

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Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. such a wonderful find. The Rose of the Dolomites are so delicious and tasty. Enjoyed every bite of this dark chocolate. My new treat. Thank you

    1. So glad you also liked them, I thought they were delicious and the perfect snack size, plus they are pretty too- win win win:)