Perugina: punch or kiss?

Perugina is a historic brand of Italian confectionery products. The food company, which specializes in the production of chocolate and in the manufacture and sale of confectionery products, was founded in Perugia November 30, 1907. In 1988 she became part of the Swiss group Nestle.

His most famous is the chocolate Bacio Perugina, a shell of dark chocolate with a soft filling of hazelnut kernels and crunchy hazelnuts.

In 1877, Luisa Spagnoli, head of a small manufacturer of chocolates, he decided to mix the chopped hazelnuts, cutting waste, chocolate to keep costs down, giving new chocolates an irregular shape, such as a closed fist, to remember the form of a "punch". Not that it was a good idea to give a "punch" of chocolate, then the new chocolate took the name of "Kiss", a decision that made ​​the history of chocolate and the company. Thus was born the Bacio Perugina, not just a show of affection, but also a tasty chocolate, subsequently flanked by famous phrases, another moment to savor tasty.

Ask at reception about the Chocolate Museum and tastings. Half an hour from Città della Pieve with the new expressway, an idea to spend a sweet day.
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