July Chocolate News and Notes

Jennie’s Sunny Summer Chocolate Edition

by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist

The temps are rising, but summer chocolate is still a thing!  Whether you’re looking for a sundae topping or something to nibble on after your backyard BBQ, we’re pretty sure we’ve got something that will suit your fancy.  Here are my top picks to get those dreamy summer dessert wheels whirling!

Il Colle del Gusto, Pistacchiosa Spread

This creamy spread is not a summer chocolate, but it is a delicious addition on top of any flavor of gelato, added to any pastry cream or drizzled on a croissant but I’ll admit my favorite way to eat it is by the spoonful! Made with Sicialian pistachios and extra virgin olive oil, this jar of sweet bliss comes from Italy!

photo courtesy of @ilcolledelgusto

> SHOP PISACCHIOSA SPREAD (SWEET PISTACHIO CREAM) ONLINE AT THE DELI

Omnom, Cookies and Cream bar

The newest bar from Omnom! A Cookies and Cream bar wrapped in their eye-catching, panda decorated packaging! Exceptional creamy white chocolate, with hints of vanilla and topped with two specially made, mildly bitter chocolate cookies made with their 70% Tanzania dark chocolate.

A picture of Omnom Cookies + Cream Bar, a perfect summer chocolate for snacking

photo courtesy Omnom

> SHOP OMON’S COOKIES + CREAM BAR ONLINE AT THE DELI

Bell Stone Toffee

Pick-up a bag of this Michigan-made buttery toffee, topped in either dark or milk chocolate and sprinkled with toasted pecans. Paired with a drum of our Zingerman’s Creamery’s vanilla gelato and you have the ingredients of an indulgent classic sundae.

> SHOP BELL STONE TOFFEE ONLINE AT THE DELI

Amedei, White Chocolate & Pistachio

Pistachio perfection! This white chocolate bar is loaded with air roasted, chopped pistachios from Bronte, Italy that bring a punch of flavor. Try nibbling on this bar chilled during hot summer months.

a photo of Amedei white chocolate with pistachio

photo courtesy of @amedeituscany

> SHOP AMEDEI’S WHITE CHOCOLATE & PISTCHIO BAR ONLINE AT THE DELI

Cluizel, Dark Chocolate and Orange Bar

An award winning dark chocolate bar made by renowned French chocolate & pastry producers, Michel Cluizel. This bar pairs a rich 63% dark chocolate with bits of tangy, candied orange peel.

photo courtesy of @michelcluizel

> SHOP CLUIZEL’S DARK CHOCOLATE AND ORANGE BAR ONLINE AT THE DELI

Askinosie, Chocolate Roasted Cocoa Nibs

Roasted Cocoa Nibs, the basis of Askinosie’s chocolates, are all-natural and derived from the cacao plant. The nib is the inside of the cocoa bean, which is lightly roasted. These cocoa nibs are single origin, very healthy and high in antioxidants and perfect for eating by themselves, sprinkling on your favorite sundae, for an added crunch and more.

photo courtesy of @askinosie

> SHOPASKINOSIE COCOA NIBS ONLINE AT THE DELI

Want more suggestions? Browse our entire chocolate selection online or stop by the Next Door Café to peruse our selection in person with our staff.