Amaretti Virginia

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Amaretti Virginia originates from the small town of Sassello in the heart of Liguria, Italy and has been in production since 1860.

Their renowned range of specialty biscuits began with traditional amaretti and now includes a range of amaretti, cantucci, and baci di dama.

This may just sound like I'm speaking Italian so lets break it down a little.

Amaretti is made from ground apricot kernals and almonds or almond paste, eggs, sugar, often flavoured with chocolate, fruits or liquor.

Not to be confused with Amaretto, an almond flavoured Italian liqueur.

Derived from the Italian word "amaro" which means "bitter," and as these little biscuits are flavoured with bitter almonds, they were called "amaretti" literal translation "the little bitter ones."

Serve them with dessert wines, liqueur,  ice cream, or best of all with a good coffee.

Buon apettito!

  Assorted gift bags in the following varieties    - soft amaretti    - crunchy amaretti     - chocolate-coated chocolate biscuits with apricot filling     - biscuits with chocolate cream and hazelnut cream filling

Assorted gift bags in the following varieties

- soft amaretti

- crunchy amaretti

- chocolate-coated chocolate biscuits with apricot filling

- biscuits with chocolate cream and hazelnut cream filling

  Soft Amaretti Biscuits These amaretti are made the traditional way with apricot kernels, which give the biscuits their distinctive almond-like flavour. They have a delightfully chewy texture.

Soft Amaretti Biscuits These amaretti are made the traditional way with apricot kernels, which give the biscuits their distinctive almond-like flavour. They have a delightfully chewy texture.

  Soft Amaretti with Fruit ("Amaretti Soffici alla Frutta") These soft amaretti have a delightfully chewy texture and are flavoured with real fruit pulp - strawberry, blueberry, raspberry or peach. The biscuits are individually wrapped to maintain freshness. They are also gluten-free.

Soft Amaretti with Fruit ("Amaretti Soffici alla Frutta") These soft amaretti have a delightfully chewy texture and are flavoured with real fruit pulp - strawberry, blueberry, raspberry or peach. The biscuits are individually wrapped to maintain freshness. They are also gluten-free.

  An assortment of individually wrapped cantucci (also called biscotti), sugar-coated crunchy amaretti, soft amaretti and baci di dama ("lady's kisses") - two small hazelnut biscuits sandwiched together with a chocolate ganache.

An assortment of individually wrapped cantucci (also called biscotti), sugar-coated crunchy amaretti, soft amaretti and baci di dama ("lady's kisses") - two small hazelnut biscuits sandwiched together with a chocolate ganache.