Sunday, November 22, 2015

Simple Pleasure Sunday: Baci Chocolates

I picked up a bag of Baci chocolates at HomeGoods a little while ago and have been slowly savoring them ever since. Now, I only have a few left! Baci are made by Perugina in Perugia, Italy. The name Baci means "kisses" in Italian. The singular is bacio. I've written about Ferrero Rocher, which is a similar product. Each Bacio is a dark chocolate shell covering both a mixture of milk chocolate and bits of hazelnut and a whole hazelnut on top. There's a small piece of translucent plastic with navy printing wrapped around each chocolate. It's actually a note or quote about love, which is translated into three other languages. One of mine reads, "Being loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone gives you courage." --Lao-Tzu. Both the confection and love note are wrapped in silver and navy foil embellished with stars. I feel like Baci are romantic while Ferrero Rocher are classy. There's room for both in my life!

Usually, I eat one of these decadent treats as dessert to a lunch or dinner. I had a new friend over for dinner Friday night and for an easy yet elegant dessert, I served a small plate of chocolates: Lindt's dark chocolate Lindor balls, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, and these Baci. I actually introduced her to them that evening. I scored a three-pack of the Ferrero Rocher cheap, with a Cartwheel discount a few weeks ago. I wouldn't mind keeping either of the hazelnut chocolates in stock through the holiday season...

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