Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lillie Belle Farms - Sicilian bon bon - July 19, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Lillie Belle Farms
Very Good
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.

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