Baci Perugina ~ Italian Chocolates With a Kiss

I adore chocolate. I mean, who doesn’t, right? That mouth-watering smell, delicious smooth taste, you really can’t beat a relaxing evening of drinking your favourite wine and tucking into a lovely box of chocolates. Heaven.

So when the lovely people at Trulli Baci sent me one of their delicious boxes of chocolates to try, I couldn’t wait to pour a glass of my favourite rosé and dive head first into their ever so tempting box of delights.

Baci Perugina are an Italian chocolate company with a romantic and passionate history beginning in 1922 in the medieval city of Perugia. A young chocolatier created a special bonbon for his beloved and wrapped it in a love note. There are three different chocolate varieties to try, dark, milk and white and each flavour is wrapped in different sparkly coloured packaging.

I was sent a box of the dark chocolates and straight away my eye was drawn to the navy blue and silver design, which oozed pure luxury. Romance and love also played their part with the design, with a loving couple on the front accompanied with the tag line ‘Say I Love You the Italian way’ and the word Bacio means kiss in Italian. If you didn’t feel romantic before, this box will definitely get you in the mood for a bit of romance.

Inside were 14 individual chocolates, all wrapped beautifully in sparkly silver paper with the name and stars in navy blue. The chocolate itself was absolutely delicious. Dark chocolate covered a whole hazelnut, with chopped hazelnuts and smooth milk chocolate in the centre and they were that yummy, I had to literally stop myself from gobbling up all 14 chocolates in one go! What I also thought was a lovely idea, was that each individual chocolate was wrapped in a love note. These love notes all had love or friend quotes written on them in four different languages, along with the author of the quote and number. Not only a lovely tradition to carry on from where it all began back in 1922, but I think this is also one of the qualities that make these chocolates so unique.

I must confess, I had never heard of Baci Perugina prior to receiving their chocolates, but I love the fact that I have now discovered a new chocolate range and this sized box would make a lovely gift for up coming Mother’s Day or for any special occasion through-out the year, that’s if you can resist the urge to keep them for yourself. If you haven’t discovered Baci Perugina yet, get discovering, they’re delicious.

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