I absolutely love Ferrero Rocher so when a friend of mine gave me a box for my birthday I could not have been happier. I must have previously bored her with my love of retro confectionery so it was in no way a naff present. It was perfect.
We then got talking about how you eat yours and I was amazed to discover that not everyone knows how to eat a Ferrero Rocher. I mean, some people don't even know that you nibble the chocolate off a Kit Kat first, or eat the caramel off the top of a Twix before eating the biscuit! Astonishing! However I did learn that you should always peel the chocolate off the top of a Tunnocks teacake to reveal the perfect marshmallow dome of sweetness, thus proving you are never too old to learn something new.
That said, I feel it is absolutely necessary to instruct the nation the on the correct way to eat a Ferrero Rocher before any more chocolates come to a wasteful, eaten in one, end.
- Ensure Ferrero Rocher is at room temperature.
- Carefully remove foil wrapper and smooth out to form a perfect silver square*
- Nibble outer chocolate and hazelnut casing taking care not to damage the wafer shell beneath.**
- Separate two halves of wafer shell by gently opening at join. **
- Lick out praline from one half of shell (preferably the half that does not contain the hazelnut).
- Eat that half shell allowing wafer to dissolve on the tongue.
- Lick out second half of shell reserving hazelnut to crunch on last.
- Repeat stage 6 with second half of wafer.
- Lick fingers.
* In case of a ripped foil wrapper, reserve a foil wrapper from a previous chocolate to substitute.
** If at any point the wafer shell breaks, consume remaining Ferrero Rocher whole and start again.
Just in case I missed the memo on how to eat a Jaffa Cake, please feel free to educate me how you eat your confectionery.