Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tried It Tuesday - Ferrero Rondnoir

Recently, I was offered the opportunity to try Ferrero chocolates. I am a huge fan of dark chocolate, so my choice was easy, I chose to try the Rondnoir chocolates.

I must say, they were delectable. When you first open the bronze foil wrapper, you are greeted by this cute little ball of chocolate coated in crunchy dark chocolate morsels. When you take your first bite, you discover that beneath this outer coating are a number of tasty layers. Moving in from the outside, you have the dark chocolate morsels, a crunchy wafer shell, a creamy dark chocolate layer and inside it all, a center of pure dark chocolate.

The best part is that while one piece feels totally indulgent, the calories are not crazy. In fact, the suggested serving is 4 pieces which have a total of 220 calories. I have managed to exercise control and have enjoyed the chocolates one at a time, for a mere 55 calories each. This is great, since I am trying to watch my total calorie consumption, but enjoy a treat now and then. Sometimes, I find myself mentally setting aside a few calories so that I can enjoy a Rondnoir chocolate at the end of my day.

The chocolates are reasonably priced, too. The 12 count pack of Rondnoir chocolates is sold for $3.29, making it an affordable treat (27 cents/piece) as well.

Heading over to the Ferrero USA site, I learned that the Ferrero Company is a family-owned business, that was started in 1946 in Italy. Ferrero USA was first opened for business in NYC, in 1969. The first product that they offered in the US was the Tic Tac. According to their website, they use only the highest quality ingredients and aspire to be unique. I've never had a dark chocolate quite like the Rondnoir - so I would say they have succeeded in this.

Giveaway
Thanks to the Ferrero Company, I have been given the opportunity to share with two of my readers, a Ferrero Collection. The Ferrero Collection features the Rocher (Hazelnut), Rondnoir (Dark Chocolate) and Garden Coco (Almond/Coconut)chocolates. The Garden Coco is currently only available in the collection. (Please be advised that the products may contain allergens and winner assumes responsibility to read label for details)

There are three ways to enter:

1) Head over to Ferrero USA website. Then come back here and leave a comment letting me know which product you are most interested in trying.
2) Subscribe to my blog. Leave me a separate comment to let me know that you subscribe and letting me know your results to What Chocolate Are You?.
3) Tweet about the giveaway or post about the giveaway on your blog. Come back and leave a comment with a link to your tweet or post. You can tweet and blog, but this is still only one entry, not two.

Contest is open until Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Eastern. Winners will be notified by e-mail and will have 24 hours to respond.

Have you tried a product? Write a review on your blog and then post a link using Mr. Linky. Be sure to include a link back to Tried it Tuesday in your post.



31 comments:

debbielynne said...

I too want to try the Rondnoir. I'm a dark chocolate lover.

debbielynne said...

I subscribe already and I'm a Ferrero Rocher Chocolates Personality.

debbielynne said...

I tweeted this giveaway!

http://twitter.com/deborahcraft/status/1644713139

Knchock said...

I love dark chocolate, so Rondnoir it is. (Although, I love coconut, too, so that would be my second choice.) Wow, these look yummy!!!
Thanks,
Kimberly in NC
knchock at yahoo dot com

Nicsmall said...

Mmm Ferrero Rocher is one of my top chocolates ever! That tasty hazlenut center is to die for :)

wigget said...

i'm most interested in trying the ferrero collection gift box

Zach & Hannah Parris said...

Dark Chocolate is the only way to go! I'm drooling over your description of the Rondnoir!

FatalisFortuna said...

I want to try the Rondnoir!

DEBIJOT said...

I like the Ferrero Rocher with the hazelnut center

DEBIJOT said...

subscriber and I am a Ferrero Rocher chocolates personality.

cksknitter said...

I'd like to try the Experience Collection, that way I could taste all 3 of their specialties!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

Linda said...

Since I love dark chocolate, I would love to try Rondnoir.

Jes said...

I'd love to try the garden coco! I love the Ferrero Rocher so I'm sure they'd all be yummy! Thank

Jes (AT) beautyfromchaos (dot) com

E said...

I'd love to try the Garden Coco (Almond/Coconut)chocolates!

~eunice
rsmile2u @dejazzd.com

shaunjoy said...

I already love the Rocher chocolates and would love to try the others as well!

Kathy Rambousek said...

I'm a fan of the Rondnoir dark chocolate. Yumm

Kathy Rambousek said...

I'm a subscriber

Kathy Rambousek said...

oops - I forgot to do the chocolate survey
I'm a Ferrero Rocher® Chocolates Personality

Hélène said...

I love, love, love dark chocolate, so I would like to try the Rondnoir.

Brandette L said...

Ohh, the Garden Coco sounds devine and sinful!

heavncentt AT gmail DOT com.

rebecca said...

count me in as another dark choc lover. i'd vote for rondnoir as well.

gitrecca at gmail dot com

greg&sarina said...

i want to try the Rondnoir
sarina at scualum dot com

Justin said...

I subscribe to this blog (I'm a Ferrero Rocher personality)

Justin said...

Also, the Rondnoirs sound great to me, too--I love dark chocolate!

Laura said...

The Rocher are my favorite. My husband loves these chocolates.

inkomite at gmail dot com

Mrs. Rachel said...

I LOVE anything chocolate!

cheap_chick@hotmail.com

Bovee Brigade said...

I love dark chocolate too but the Garden selection with coconut sounds tastey too. Good chocolates!

Shanna said...

The Rondnoir sounds divine...that 'black pearl' of chocolate inside has captured my interest! Thanks for offering this giveaway :)

rebecca said...

I would love the Rondnoir chocolates.

rebecca said...

I blogged about your giveaway. http://www.bellytobellybutton.com/?p=923

katers2714 said...

I love dark chocolate and not just cause they say it is good for you so my choice would have to be rondnoir