Disclosure: I received one of each of the Bauli Panettone & Pandoro mini's for review no other compensation was received.
About 10 years ago I visited Peru for the first time in the winter, March to be exact, so spring here. My boyfriend at the time being a native Peruvian has a doting mother to say the least so when he brought me home she decided she would spoil me. And oh boy did she! She figured out quickly that her special hot chocolate was the best thing I had ever tasted so made it for me every morning and introduced me to Panettone. Never before had I had Panettone as honestly I thought it was a traditional fruitcake. Fruitcake has such a negative conotation that I still to this day haven't tried it, but Panettone is no fruitcake. It's light, fluffy and oh so tasty. I left Peru with two new food loves after my trip Ruth's hot chocolate and Panettone. Sadly, the love with my ex-boyfriend didn't last so the hot chocolate is forever lost to me...... unless Ruth you are reading this and want to send me the recipe. (Not likely, but hey a girl has to try it really is Amazing)
I thought Panettone was lost to me as well, until Christmas time rolled around and miraculously it appeared in my local stores. Never in my life had I even noticed it before, but now it becomes a yearly tradition. My only regret was that I can't get through one of the large ones before it dries out, so when I was offered a mini option my heart literally skipped a beat. I mean seriously it's like a personal sized Panettone perfect for me to consume in one sitting. As a bonus I now know of Pandoro, panettone's wonderful cousin which is very similar but without the candied fruit. If you are looking for a great addition to any stocking or just want a wonderful treat head over to your local grocery store and look for Bauli's Pandoro or Panettone. You won't regret it! Make sure to stock up it's not around all year and it's so very tasty!