Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ghirardelli Squares

Name: Ghirardelli Squares - Milk Chocolate with Carmelized Almonds
Brand: Ghirardelli
Place Purchased: Savon
Price: $2.00 (on clearance - usually $3.98)
Size: 6.4 ounces
Calories per ounce: 144
Type: Chocolate/Nuts

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I couldn’t resist picking up this bag of sweet treats. I was originally plowing through the clearance table at the drug store because they had Hershey’s cookies for 50 cents a package (and it was one of the few times I’d seen the York ones) and I was hoping for some Halloween finds but then I thought, $2 bucks for Ghirardelli? I’ll take it!

I suspect that this flavor is being discontinued because it has no page of its own on the site (well, there’s a link, but the page has a 404 error on it). Anyway, these are cute little 1.75” squares of milk chocolate with little crunchy almond bits in it.

The milk chocolate is smooth and creamy, not too milky tasting but a bit sticky. The almonds are nicely roasted and have a good carmelized bite to them. Mellow and a little bit zippy, there are really nice little sweets to have around.

Rating - 8 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:54 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewGhirardelliChocolateNutsToffee8-TastyUnited StatesSav-On/CVS

Comments
  1. What about a category for “discontinued”—would people care?

    Comment by Travis Smith on 11/22/05 at 10:29 pm #
  2. I wonder if these would be even better with actual caramel in it.  Mmm…Gooey caramel.

    Comment by Marvo on 11/23/05 at 12:40 am #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Marvo - I think they do a caramel centered square ... alas, it was not on sale.

    Comment by Cybele on 11/28/05 at 10:43 am #
  4. I used to buy these occassionally when I needed a bite of chocolate, but now I go for the chocolate traveler tins for that.  Have you seen those in Trader Joes?  I wrote about them on my site awhile back here: http://www.lovescool.com/archives/2005/02/02/chocolatetraveler/  How would you rate them?? smile

    Comment by Kelli on 11/28/05 at 11:28 pm #
  5. Cybele: Yeah, I’ve had Ghirardelli chocolate squares with caramel. They’re pretty good. Caramel’s a bit liquidy.

    Comment by Matt Nordhoff on 11/29/05 at 12:33 pm #

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