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Mother's Day with Fannie May Colonial Assortment

When I was a little kid, Mother's Day was not only a celebration of my mother and grandmother (and the only day of the year in which my father and grandfather voluntarily did the dishes!), it was also known in my world as "fancy chocolate day." It was the day in which I marched into my local Fannie May, selected my favorite box of mixed chocolates, and proudly presented what I dubbed "fancy chocolates" to my mom in a flurry of excitement. Although she knew it was coming, she always pretended to be surprised; even better, she always let me pick out my favorites from her box. To me, it was a big deal because we only had fancy chocolates on holidays (although I realized later in life that we had them in the house far more often than I thought - they were just hidden from little kid eyes!).

While my own mom is no longer here, I continue to celebrate all of the incredible women/mother figures in my life with fancy chocolates - because really, who doesn't love to receive a beautiful box of delicious chocolates?! One of my favorites boxes to gift is still the same one I proudly purchased every year for my mom: the Colonial Assortment, the best-selling collection of the signature tastes of Chicago-based confectioner (and Midwestern favorite!) Fannie May.


This deluxe collection caters to all chocolate fans, with a wonderful assortment of dark and milk chocolate options, fresh nut clusters, crunchy toffees, buttercreams, chocolate-covered fruits, Pixies® and Trinidads®.

My mother's favorites were always the Pixies® (caramel and fresh pecans drenched in milk chocolate), while I gravitated toward the milk chocolate cherry cordials. While I still enjoy a good cherry cordial, these days, I immediately reach for the Pixies®, along with my absolute favorites, the Trinidads®.

As a kid, I didn't realize the amazingness of Trinidads®, but now, I can seriously throw down with these creamy dark chocolate truffles with a slightly crunchy toasted coconut coating. If you're a fan of dark chocolate, you'll absolutely love these luscious truffles!

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I particularly like the Colonial Assortment because it appeals to such a wide variety of chocolate lovers of all ages (including the little ones who want to share the fancy chocolates!).

The perfect caramel to chocolate ratio!

In case you haven't checked the calendar, Mother's Day is right around the corner - just six days to go! A fun and a super easy way for you to show all of the extra-special women in your life (including your mom, grandmother, mother-in-law, mother figures, or fur baby moms) is with the Fannie May Colonial Assortment, which can be purchased at local retail stores or ordered online by 5/10 for delivery in time for Mother's Day. 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product and compensation to facilitate this post. Review and all opinions are my own.
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