Do you love dark chocolate? Do you love hazelnuts? Baci Perugina introduced 70% chocolate truffles called Fondentissimo. Trulli Baci kindly sent me a box of Fondentissimo chocolates to review.
I received a box of Fondentissimo 70% Dark Chocolate Baci from Trulli Baci, a company based in the UK. If you are unfamiliar with Baci Perugina, they are these lovely chocolate and hazelnut truffles from the Italian town of Perugia, famous all over Italy. When I lived in Italy I ate quite a few Baci Perugina, but here in London you only tend to find them in some supermarkets, Italian delis and cafes.
The Fondentissimo Baci are covered in 70% Dark Chocolate and they are filled with a chopped hazelnuts and cocoa centre. They are topped with a whole hazelnut, also covered in dark chocolate.
When I tasted the chocolate I was pleasantly surprised by its “adult” flavour: the bitterness works really well with the creaminess of the hazelnut and has a very satisfying mouth feel. Because the chocolate not overly sweet, it’s quite tempting to eat quite a few Baci in one sitting, however the taste is intense and it lingers on your tongue. This makes it somewhat easy to apply some self-restraint (well, almost in my case).
The chocolates are suitable for vegetarians and are gluten-free. The filling has chopped hazelnuts, hazelnut paste, milk chocolate and caramelised cocoa nibs, which makes it very crunchy with a lovely texture.
Video: Trying Fondentissimo Baci from Trulli Baci
About Trulli Baci
Trulli Baci was founded in 2010 to meet the demand for Baci Perugina chocolates in the UK. Baci Perugina chocolates started in 1907 and, since 14th February 1922, each chocolate is wrapped in a little love message in five languages. “Baci” in Italian means “kisses”.
All pictures and video by Paola Bassanese