Baci gift box
$24.50

Product: 12 individual hazelnut and chocolate kisses in a gift box

A bite with Mercato: These little kisses are a cut above any others that might be out there on the market… The inner core is so velvety and soft, with a fresh hazelnut and a bitey dark chocolate layer. Texture, taste and quality: what more could you want on your lips?

Producer: Baci Perugina

Region: Perugia, Italy

Product Information: A soft inner gianduja core with hazelnut grains and cocoa balances crunchy and smooth with a whole hazelnut atop that is then coated by a double layer of fine dark chocolate.

Producer Information: Long ago, young chocolatier Luisa Spagnoli fell in love with Giovanni Buitoni, a founder of the Perugina chocolate company, and he with her. The only problem? Luisa's husband was the other founder.

According to sweet legend, Luisa wrapped romantic notes around the chocolates that she sent to Giovanni. Inspired by their secret love, she began to make her bite-sized chocolates as delectable as her messages: silky, dark-chocolate exterior enveloping gianduja, a whipped chocolate filling blended with finely-chopped hazelnuts, and all finished with a whole hazelnut crown.

Nearly 100 years later, Perugina continues the tradition of Luisa's Baci (Italian for "kisses"), love notes and all. Perugina is located just outside of Perugia, a hilltop town in central Italy, where the two star-crossed lovers first met.

Size: 12 piece gift box