Lillie Belle Farms
Weight: .8 oz. (22.64 g.) (estimate) in 2 pieces
Calories: 115 calories (estimate) in 2 pieces
Cost: $4.00 (estimate) for 2 pieces
Purchased from: Lillie Belle Farms, Central Point, OR
This orange-foil wrapped, hat-shaped "Sicilian" bon bon from Lillie Belle Farms (Central Point, OR) unexpectedly transported me back to Southern Europe to a summer evening many years ago, where I first tasted some heavenly amaretti (almond cookies) with Sherry and Port.
The well matched layers of sweet almond paste and cherry mingled with dark chocolate. These were very satisfying, and took me even further south -- to Italy, where marzipan and Sicilian almond cookies topped with candied cherries are popular, and possible inspirations for today's chocolate.
What a great start to to (Day #1 of) Chocolate and Italy Theme Week.