Silky dark chocolate enrobes a heart of gianduia (a luscious creamy blend of milk chocolate and ground hazelnuts) dotted with chopped hazelnuts and crowned with a whole hazelnut. Each confection is hugged with a love note and is wrapped in Baci’s signature silver and blue foil.
The Story of a Kiss
Over 90 years ago in the heart of Perugia, Italy – the historic home of St. Valentine – a young Perugina chocolatier was inspired to create a special dark chocolate and hazelnut confection for her unlikely paramour. It was a clandestine relationship and into each wrapper she slipped a secret love note. The new chocolate soon caught on but was named, Cazotto, the Italian word for punch as it resembled a closed fist to some. It wasn’t long before the chocolate took on the more fitting name, Baci, Italian for kisses.