When I was young, my mother would pick me up from school in the afternoons and stop at the little market in our town on our way home. I was usually famished, and she would typically let me choose a candy bar or some other snack. I almost always had a Snickers bar or a Hersey’s milk chocolate with almonds. If the Hersey’s bar didn’t have almonds, I wouldn’t eat it. It was too sweet for me if it didn’t have the flavor and crunch of almond to break it up.
Now that I am pretty much a grown up, I stop at my own choice of businesses, and the stores that I choose have an array of indulgences I could not have imagined as a child.
There’s tiramisu for when I really need to be picked up.
There are all manner of chocolate goodies. I alway like to look at the ones with the candied violets on top. Horticulture + chocolate = heaven.
An ode to the nuts in the Hersey’s bars I used to eat.
Okay, now we’re talking. A merenda made with fresh berries! Woo hoo!
A couple of amaretti with a caffè macchiato. Perfection.
Meringhe, or in inglese, meringues.
A pretty cake with the Florentine lily on top.
After school or after anything!