Say it with a kiss…

Feb 08, 2019 537

The Bacio is one of Italy’s most beloved confections and although the dark chocolate and hazelnut kiss can be gifted at any time, for any reason, there is no better time for Baci Perugina than during San Valentino.

While it may seem that the distinct praline with its romantic love notes has been forever synonymous with lovers in Italy, it was only in 1922, that the Italian population received its first kiss. Creator, Luisa Spagnoli was inspired to create the iconic treat when trying to repurpose hazelnuts leftover from other Perugina recipes. Thus the famous Bacio was born, a chopped hazelnut filling and a whole hazelnut centre, enveloped in dark chocolate. 

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