We’ve talked about Perugina and their gourmet chocolate in a previous review; however, we didn’t get the chance to focus on their line of chocolate bars yet. They have 9 different variations of bars to choose from: Baci Bar, Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts, Cappuccino, Bittersweet, LUISA (Dark Chocolate), Dark Chocolate with Almonds, and White Chocolate. We will take a look at each chocolate bar through two reviews, allowing us to go more in-depth with each bar that Perugina offers. Perugina says: “Inspired by pure passion, Perugina co-founder Luisa Spagnoli created a confection as grand as her love for a special someone. It was called Baci, the Italian word for kisses. To learn more about Perugina, be sure and head to their web-site for more information on their line of products.
The first bar we took a look at was their Milk Chocolate with Almonds bar, a combination of “sweet Perugina milk chocolate and caramelized almonds”. The sweetness of the milk chocolate and caramelized almonds comes through really well, with the tiny almond pieces adding a decent amount of crunch to this chocolate bar. The chocolate is really smooth and rich, leading us to believe that this fairly priced ($2.39) bar of chocolate is well with the money. After that, we tried out their Dark Chocolate with Almonds bar, which is more-or-less the same combination as the milk chocolate bar, with the main difference being that this is made with dark chocolate. In our opinion, the dark chocolate wins this battle hands down. You get the delicate crunch from the caramelized almonds alongside the richness from the dark chocolate, which combine to give you one heck of a great tasting dark chocolate bar. We don’t want to sound like we’re working for Perugina, but their chocolate is actually some of the smoothest and richest tasting chocolate that we’ve reviewed in quite some time. The next bar we checked out was their Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts bar, and this bar is somewhat comparable to the milk chocolate bar with almonds. The sweetness from the milk chocolate is still there, with the main difference coming from the richness of the hazelnuts. Luckily, the crunch from the hazelnuts is still prominent alongside the milk chocolate, all of which combine to give you just another great chocolate bar from Perugina. Lastly, we wanted to talk about their LUISA Dark Chocolate bar, which just so happens to be named after the companies co-founder. They say: “The strong, complex flavors and fruity overtones of Perugina dark chocolate tempt the palate with pure luxury. Bold and intense, this is a chocolate for the truly passionate”. This dark chocolate bar is certainly one of the best we’ve tasted in a while, simply because they have the right amount of cocoa to make a bar not too bitter or sweet. If you’re searching for a great tasting chocolate bar, we highly recommend you check out anything that Perugina makes. Overall (4.5 out of 5).
The pros are that they have many different chocolate bar variations to choose from, you can purchase their bars from their online store, they taste amazing, the texture of the chocolate is smooth, the addition of the nuts add a nice crunch to the bars, and they’re relatively cheap for how awesome they are.
The cons are that you have to wait a couple of days for your gourmet chocolate bars to arrive, and it’s hard to stop eating once you’ve started.
- Calories 200
- Fat 13g
- Sodium 0mg
- Carbs 25g
- Fiber 2g
- Sugar 20g
- Protein 2g