I bought this Acherer chocolate bar in Meran in South Tyrol last fall. I bought it in the wonderful Seibstock shop, where I had a hard time deciding which bar to buy…. they all looked great. In the end I chose one I was sure I’d enjoy, a bar with pieces of coca.
Andreas Acherer has a patisserie in Bruneck, the pieces of cake and patisserie shown on his webpage look divine. The chocolate bar looks good as well (and it’s all I got). It’s wrapped in a plastic foil and then put in a box, with a window where one can see the pieces of cocoa on the chocolate bar.
The list of ingredients can be found on an extra label on the back. Interestingly, it’s only written in Italian: cacao, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa beans, soy lecithin, natural vanilla extract. The cocoa content is 62%.
The bar weights 80g.
When I opened the bar, I saw that the only pieces of cocoa on the surace on the bar could be found where the window of the box was. First, I thought I was cheated… and then I saw that there are pieces of cocoa all over the inside of the bar.
Tastewise, this bar has for me found the perfect balance between acerbity and sweetness and the cocoa pieces added the right crunch. The taste of the chocolate lingers long, even after all of the chocolate has been swallowed. I cannot describe the taste of the chocolate, I’d call it simply chocolatey.
So, whenever you are in Bruneck, go and have a piece of cake from Andreas Acherer, or buy a bar of chocolate.