Giada De Laurentiis' Favorite Italian Chocolate Is FOMO Inducing

Being asked to choose your favorite chocolate is a frightening possibility — tougher even than a nightmare where you face an endless stream of math questions. Out of the almost limitless possibilities, deciding which type, brand, and flavor of chocolate is most supreme requires a sharp-thinking brain unaffected by the persuasive influences of the heart.

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis clearly has the necessary skills to find her ultimate chocolate — because that's exactly what she's done. Being bold enough to publish her decision on the controversy-addicted whirlpool of Twitter, De Laurentiis makes clear that Guido Gobino's Tourinot Collection of Italian gianduja chocolates is her optimum pick.

If you think the Tourinot Collection sounds a lot posher than a bar of Hershey's, you'd be right — it's like something you'd expect to see on a dessert menu at a five-star hotel (one of those places where you might pay $300 to receive just two chocolates). So, let's take a closer look at De Laurentiis' chocolate collection of choice and answer the crucial question: How much does it cost?

Giada De Laurentiis' favorite chocolate collection

The enticing Tourinot Collection beloved by Giada De Laurentiis boasts style and variety. It includes five flavors of chocolate, featuring Italian sugar and South American cocoa. The Classic Tourinot showcases the essential hazelnut balance of gianduja, while the milk-free Tourinot Maximo releases an understandable cocoa richness. Maximo +39 owes its creaminess to enhanced hazelnut inclusion, Tourinot No. 10 is a honey-enriched dark chocolate, and White Tourinot is — you guessed it — a white chocolate (emboldened by the inclusion of orange and salt).

However, perhaps the most impressive feature of the chocolates is, of course, the price. Advertised on a website founded by De Laurentiis (which, a cynic could easily argue, may have influenced her chocolate choice), the Tourinot Collection costs $32.50 for 0.4 pounds of chocolate. You can't beat that for luxury; but, if you want sheer quantity, it looks like you're better off sticking with Hershey's.