A growing consumer preference for darker, more Continental-style chocolate drinks lies behind Keylink's launch of Ciocchino (pronounced Choc-ee-no). It's a smooth, thick drinking chocolate delivered as an espresso-style shot via a custom-designed dispenser unit and served with a Cigarette Russe, a traditional Continental-style rolled wafer biscuit.
There are two grades of chocolate available for the system - Classic Guayaquil Dark is 64% cocoa with hints of pepper, aniseed, liquorice and Arabic coffee; and Extra Bitter Cuba, which contains 70% cocoa solids.
The full package includes a free-on-loan compact dispenser that holds 40 x 70ml servings, 4fl oz shot-style service cups in four different designs, a measuring scoop and long-life cream product, and individually wrapped and branded biscuits. The system extends its 1950s Italian imagery from dispenser down to biscuit wrappers.
To buy it, call 0114 245 5400