“Ambrogio?….I’m not really hungry….I feel like something good…”
If you’re Italian, this quote will surely remind you of a beautiful lady dressed in yellow and her chauffeur, Ambrogio. The highlight of this memorable TV ad for an unforgettable Italian treat was when a pyramid of sparkling gold-tinfoil wrapped Ferrero Rocher chocolates appeared.
Produced by Ferrero, the same company that makes Nutella, Ferrero Rocher are still just as sweet a treat today as when they first came on the market 30 years ago in 1982.
What makes them one of the most popular Italian chocolates? Let’s look at the anatomy of this treat! In the centre a sweet chocolate cream envelops a crunchy roasted hazelnut. On the outside, a thin crispy wafer is protected by a coating of milk chocolate. Are you hungry yet?
Leaving any hint of gluttony aside for a minute, another aspect that makes eating a Ferrero Rocher such an indulgent experience is its touch of luxury. The gold foil wrap conveys the sense of a precious, almost rare, treat. Mmm … where’s Ambrogio when I need him?