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Salame In Cioccolato (Chocolate Salami)

Rossinin's

Taste: 3

Texture: 2.5

Novelty: 1

All scores out of 5

This treat might rank as one of the most overly inconvenient treats I've ever tried. The concept of a chocolate salami could really go in so many directions. Most unique, and most terrifying is the idea that it might not be a candy at all. What I might have here is a cured meat, flavoured with cocoa. The other alternative is to have some kind of chocolate treat, covered in powdered sugar, with small bits of nuts in the middle to make it look like a salami. The most disappointing alternative could be that I just have a chocolate log.

Sadly this treat goes beyond the disappointing chocolate log, and ads a layer of inconvenience to it. The powder on the outside is not powdered sugar; instead it's some kind of salty flour. The skin on the outside is paper, and not edible at all. The inside is chocolate, and it does have nuts, but it has full almonds and only a few of them. So what you have is a log of chocolate, with a couple of nuts, covered in a powdered paper that's really hard to peel off.

Some might call this treat a total failure, but I do see one glimmering of hope. The chocolate isn't that bad. Sure it takes a lot of work to get, but once you peel off the paper and clear away the yucky tasting powder, you're left with some better than average chocolate. It's not the best chocolate I've ever eaten, but it's not that bad.

The concept for this treat had so much possibility, but it was just such a lazy execution. While the packaging looks really fascinating, the product itself doesn't live up to the expectation.