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Love this tasting note. I was introduced to, and fell in love w/, nutella in Europe as well. While one of our stops was Florence, I 1st had it in London.
I have this one too! Can’t wait to try it! Do you have a sample of Paris? That smells delicious as well. Tokyo too. :)
Never been to London, the British pound was too expensive for me. Yummm nutella crepes. Gasp, I thought I had Paris, but apparently I don’t. I have Tokyo and Bangkok though. I think the bergamot scared me off.
Paris smells like strawberries! And vanilla. I can barely smell the bergamot. :) I have Bangkok too!
@Ricky, school trip 7.5 years ago. Chicago to London direct, London>Paris via the chunnel, Paris>Lucerne via bus, Lucerne>Florence via train, Florence>Rome via bus. Day trips to Assisi, Pisa, and Trebleno. Then Rome back to Chicago direct.
Strawberries & Vanilla! I’m sold! I’ll have to order it next time around.
Florence to Rome via bus!??!? That must of taken at least a day! A train ride there is like three to five hours. Never been to Trebleno, been to the other places in Italy though. Been to Paris, but I have to return there when I decide to make a trip to Europe in the future. I didn’t spend as much time as I wanted last time I went.
Yep the trip was only 13 days. Way Especially considering 6 of them were in Italy alone. Loved Nutella Gelato. Discovered I’m not a fan of authentic pizza though lol. My favorite by far was Lucerne, but unfortunely we were only there for 2 days. Next time I’m bringing lots of chocolate home w/ me to make Swiss matcha and chai drinking chocolates!
Gelato was amazing there. I forgot what my favorite was already! The pizza I remember, and Americans definitely did not like it. Rectangle pizza, very cheesy, thick bread, served cold (unless you asked them to heat it). Italian buy pizza to go home and eat it so it’s given cold. I did have some American pizza in Siena, resembled American’s triangle pizza shape, thin bread / moderate amount of cheese, but it wasn’t as good. They heated it…. oh yes they did… except for the fact that after they heated the pizza it was still pretty cold. Now Italian sandwiches are amazing :D
Sandwhiches in all of Europe were amazing. Every morning @ the hotel we had deli meat sandwhiches. Sandwhiches for breakfast! And it was by far the best deli meat I’ve ever had. But Ohmygosh was I sick of chicken! Our dinners were all included in the price and since that’s cheap, we had it all the time. Seriously, all but 2 of our meals were chicken. In Paris we had French Onion soup… and chicken. In Italy we had chicken and pasta @ every meal.
I found some pizzas like we are used to here in America in southern Italy. My family in Calabria (south, past Naples) has a shop which sells home made gelato – it was sooooo good, even better than what I had in Rome. I didn’t drink any tea in Italy either – espresso, espresso, espresso!!! Not that I minded!! :)
I am Italian American, but didn’t realize how AMERICAN I was until I was in Italy for awhile (esp in the little towns where I ate local traditional food for weeks) – the first thing I did when I came home was order Chinese food :)
@JacuelineM… Dirty chais for me! Too bad I wasn’t a tea drinker back then… or coffee (I was only 16). I craved American food though, by the time I got home- not Chinese. I couldn’t wait to have some potato salad.
European Sandwiches, it’s all in the bread. They flavor the bread / it’s made fresh. I think that makes all the difference. Soooo delicious, still craving one right now. French Onion soup, did I have any there? I must have, but I remember Ribollita the most. Italian food is pretty pricey, even in the States.
Haha espresso for breakfast, wine in the afternoon. Oh how the tradition is so different. The culture really is different compared to American culture. What annoyed me the most was the store opening hours. Work for two hours, lunch for a few hours and open again. Stores are all closed on weekends, so you have to do all your shopping on Friday. If it’s raining some store owners would not open. Haha I had Chinese food in Italy a few times, it was pretty decent.
@Ricky, the bread was good but for me it was the meat. I haven’t had deli meat like that since.
Prosciutto was all I had and I didn’t even like it that much. Where’s the Boar’s head ham!?! I felt they didn’t give as much meat as they do here in the States.
Hotels were probably a lot different than actually going out somewhere.
Ahh, that would probably be it. I was deep inside the city / non touristy areas.
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80+ Love it, needs to purchase more!
70-79 Pretty good, would consider another cup
50-69 Not bad, but probably won’t repurchase