Monday, September 05, 2011 Posted by Dina N
The name biscotti is derived from "bis" meaning twice and "cotto" meaning baked. Biscotti was first created in the 14th century in Tuscany. I have not tried them in Italy but I've had plenty at home. My favorite brand is Nonni's Biscotti. They are made with real eggs, butter and gourmet bittersweet chocolate. I was not surprised to learn that Nonni's Biscotti are the only national brand sold coast to coast and the most popular selling biscotti.
Usually, I buy Nonni's Biscotti at my wholesale club - they come in a big jar that seems to disappear in record time from the pantry. This past spring, the company introduced new packaging - a carton box from recycled paperboard with a pull-out tray for sharing. As always, each biscotti is individually wrapped. This keeps the delectable cookies fresh and easy to bring to school or to the office for a quick snack.
We love our chocolate in my family, so our fave Nonni's Biscotti are the Cioccolati. I like the pleasant crunch of the almonds and walnuts and the crispy lightness of the cookies. In addition to chocolate-dipped, Nonni's Biscotti are available in several other decadent varieties: Caramel Latte, Decadence. Limone, Originali, Toffee Almond, Triple Milk Chocolate, and Turtle Pecan. I must try them all.
Right now, Nonni's are having a fun giveaway on their Facebook page with lots of exciting goodies up for grabs. Take a break with Nonni’s Biscotti for a chance to win daily, weekly and monthly prizes. Each entry will also be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a chance to win a trip for two on an Italian getaway to Rome, Florence and Lucca, the city where Nonni’s Biscotti originated.
Here is what you could win:
- Daily Prize: Nonni's Biscotti jar filled with Nonni's Biscotti plus coupons
- Weekly Prize: $100 Amex card to "Treat Yourself" to whatever it is you want
- Monthly Prize: A Coffee Maker along with Nonni's Biscotti jar and cookies
- Grand Prize: A 10-day trip to Italy
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary item to facilitate this review. No compensation was provided for this post. Product description and pictures courtesy of the company or PR firm.