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Enter To Win a GIANT Panettone Just In Time For Your Holiday Party.

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You’ve most likely seen the large Panettone boxes in stores over the years, especially around the holidays.  It’s been somewhat of a peripheral thing for me, because I’d never tried it, nor really known much about it.  I’ve since learned that Panettone is a Classic Italian Sweet Bread, that takes about 52 hours to make — Each tall domed loaf is made with love.  I was recently offered the opportunity to try Bauducco’s Panettone.  They make one with Hershey’s Chocolate Chips and another with Candied Papaya, Lime, Orange and Sun-Maid Raisins.  And to be honest, at first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to try ’em.  I’m not much of a Bread person and thought the Fruit version may be likened to an Old-Fashioned Holiday Fruit Cake, the kind many of us have avoided over the years.  I now know that Panettone is much better than that and shouldn’t be compared to the aforementioned we all shun — Happily, it’s completely different.  It also has an underlying Orange flavor that I really like.  I’m now a Panettone lover. 

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Unlike the long-established American-style Fruit Cake, Panettone is light and airy with Fruit pieces spread throughout.  It’s not dense, nor heavy and hard.  It can be enjoyed by tearing away the sweet layers — But if you’re still weary of Bread containing Fruit, start by giving the Chocolate Chip one a try.  Both are great alone or terrific when used to make French Toast or Bread Pudding.

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ENTER A COMMENT to possibly WIN a 9 Pound Panettone (8.8 to be exact).  The ones generally seen in stores are large enough at 2 Pounds (1.64 to be exact), thus the 9-Pounder is gigantic.  The winner will receive a 9lb. Bauducco’s Fruit Panettone and a 2lb. Chocolate Chip Panettone.  The GIANT Panettone could make quite the impression at your holiday party this year.  Just leave a comment on this post to be entered into a drawing to have both shipped to you ASAP.

Note:  You may enter this giveaway once a day from now until Sunday, 12/13/09 Midnight Pacific Time — Random drawing winner will be announced shortly thereafter and the Panettone sent when shipping information is obtained.  Good luck to all!

UPDATE (10/13/09):  Contest will close in a little over an hour and a winner will be announced on 10/14/09.

UPDATE (10/14/09):  And the winner is…

  1. Vic
    December 13th, 2009 at 21:06 | #1

    lassssssst day

  2. Vic
    December 12th, 2009 at 21:34 | #2

    French toast souffle? omg….want.

  3. 1/2Italianchic
    December 12th, 2009 at 21:27 | #3

    It sounds delicious. Especially the chocolate one. I’ll for sure be getting in on this one. I am up for anything chocolate!

  4. Loretta
    December 12th, 2009 at 17:48 | #4

    I would love to try Pannetone..and get michelle french toast souffle recipe. Pick me,,,

  5. Michelle Margot
    December 12th, 2009 at 16:31 | #5

    I tried Panettone in my french toast souffle….it was delicious and made the dish even
    more holiday-ish!!!

    Michelle Meyerhofer

  6. Kat Foster
    December 12th, 2009 at 09:58 | #6

    Its Saturday morning and boy does it sound goods for breakfast

  7. Jade Wright
    December 12th, 2009 at 01:01 | #7

    What up Pan-NAY-TONE’? Yo yo yo pick me.

  8. Vic
    December 11th, 2009 at 21:16 | #8

    I wonder which tastes better.

  9. Bart Henry
    December 11th, 2009 at 16:56 | #9

    Having a hard time showing up here, let me try again……..Yummy!

  10. Kathy
    December 11th, 2009 at 11:07 | #10

    One of the biggest chocolate chip muffins I have ever seen

  11. Jade Wright
    December 11th, 2009 at 01:48 | #11

    Still hoping to try Panettone.

  12. Vic
    December 10th, 2009 at 21:43 | #12

    if i win im taking this to christmas dinner

  13. carmelita larsen
    December 10th, 2009 at 16:41 | #13

    I can’t resist chocolate! If I win, it will give me a reason to have a party!

  14. Jaden
    December 10th, 2009 at 14:56 | #14

    Enter me in for this prize. I’ve never tried Panettone, but hope to.

  15. Andrea Bohn
    December 10th, 2009 at 10:30 | #15

    Wow, it sounds interesting. I’m willing to try anything once, especially if it consists of chocolate!

  16. Kathy
    December 10th, 2009 at 09:32 | #16

    This would be great for x-mas breakfast

  17. Jade Wright
    December 9th, 2009 at 21:16 | #17

    You’ve made me want to try Panettone too.

  18. Vic
    December 9th, 2009 at 20:32 | #18

    This still looks delicious. NOMNOMNOM

  19. Sophia Beach
    December 9th, 2009 at 16:51 | #19

    I hope I get picked. Great photos.

  20. Kathy
    December 9th, 2009 at 10:06 | #20

    Am really looking forward to trying it some day.

  21. Vic
    December 8th, 2009 at 23:38 | #21

    These look sooo delicious!

    December 8th, 2009 at 21:37 | #22

    My Grandma on the Italian side used to make Italian sweet bread when I was a child. I have never tasted the Panettone version, but I am anxious to try it and give you my opinion! Looks like I have a trip to make to the grocery store. Now you are making me feel the nostalgia of my youth…I am yearning for some Italian Ice!

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  24. December 8th, 2009 at 21:02 | #24

    Love it! It makes the best French toast!

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  26. December 8th, 2009 at 15:59 | #26

    I want to win! That looks amazing!

  27. Tricia Rodewald
    December 8th, 2009 at 14:59 | #27

    Never tried Panettone, but it looks like I have certainly been missing out all these years. Maybe this is the season that my family gets a taste of something new and special – Giant Panettone – WOW!

  28. Alexis
    December 8th, 2009 at 14:10 | #28

    Panettone was my grandma’s favorite holiday treat, and this being our first Christmas without her, my family has made plans to eat Panettone on Christmas eve and drink her favorite egg nog (with brandy) to celebrate her amazing life. We’d love to kick off the first year of this tradition with a GIANT Panettone that would have made her laugh like no other.

  29. The Duke of Irvine
    December 8th, 2009 at 13:36 | #29


  30. Mike Hope
    December 8th, 2009 at 11:49 | #30

    Makes THE best French Toast. And it’s SO not fruit cake!

  31. Kathy
    December 8th, 2009 at 11:43 | #31

    Hope to try the chocolate one soon. Tried the other one was good but I am a chocolate fan.

  32. Bunny
    December 8th, 2009 at 09:42 | #32

    I’ve seen those boxes in stores every year around Christmas time but I have yet to try one. The Hersheys one looks good.

  33. December 8th, 2009 at 06:52 | #33

    I love pannettone! What a festive giveaway!

  34. Sophia Beach
    December 8th, 2009 at 03:24 | #34

    I love Panettone too. Count me in.

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