Frangelico® Kicks Off The Holiday Season With A Decadent Limited Edition Gift That Gives Back Celebrity Chocolatier MarieBelle Introduces Hazelnut Liqueur Holiday Truffles Benefitting Pet Adoption Non-Profit Bideawee®

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday, as you indulge in the flavors of the season,

Frangelico® Hazelnut Liqueur is giving you the opportunity to support the animals who light up our lives every single day.  Frangelico and celebrity chocolatier MarieBelle have partnered to unveil this season's most delicious holiday treat—delectable truffles that give back, supporting animal welfare and pet adoption in the US.  The confections, available nationwide beginning in November, offer the decadent taste of Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur, combined with rich dark chocolate and layered with notes of vanilla, coffee and almond. 

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"MarieBelle has established itself as the 'must-have' confectioner in New York City, so I can think of no better partner as we team to support a very deserving charity," said Peter Gyimesi, brand director for Frangelico. "Frangelico has always offered the simple pleasure of hazelnut indulgence and these truffles are the perfect treat, allowing folks to spread the holiday spirit a little further by giving gifts that benefit a cause near and dear to their hearts."

A portion of the proceeds from the special-edition Frangelico truffle will be donated to Bideawee®, one of the country's oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. For more than 100 years, Bideawee has cultivated and supported the life-long relationships between pets and the people who love them.

"We are honored to be collaborating with Frangelico and MarieBelle to help pets and their owners," said Bideawee President & CEO Nancy Taylor.  "By bringing these three great brands together, we can elevate awareness of our commitment to finding forever homes for pets in need throughout this holiday season." 

In keeping with the charitable theme, the chocolates are emblazoned with an adorable custom design of  kitten and puppy faces, ideal for dog and cat lovers alike or anyone wanting to give back during this joyful year-end season.

The truffles are best enjoyed with the Frangelico Truffle cocktail, created by leading Spirits Expert James Moreland.  He notes, "Hazelnut flavor continues to increase in popularity across the nation. The Frangelico Truffle cocktail is the perfect complement when delighting in the holiday truffles, and - at only 128 calories per cocktail – it is the perfect way for everyone to take pleasure in the sweet delights of the holidays."

Frangelico Truffle Cocktail
1 oz Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
1 oz SKYY ® Vodka
¾ oz Cold Espresso

Shake with ice and serve up in a cocktail or martini glass.

On sale for a limited time only, the Frangelico MarieBelle truffles come in a signature red gift box with ribbon, available in 4-piece, 9-piece, 16-piece and 25-piece gift boxes, with prices starting at $15.00.  The special edition Frangelico charity truffles will be available at the MarieBelle chocolate boutique in New York City and online at http://www.mariebelle.com/ from November through January 2013. 

For more information on Frangelico, please visit www.Facebook.com/Frangelico or FrangelicoUSA.com.

About Frangelico
Frangelico, the hazelnut liqueur, can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, on the rocks with a squeeze of lime or as a central flavor component in delicious dessert cocktails.  Surprisingly light and smooth, Frangelico's taste has been recognized and honored by a gold medal and "Exceptional" score of "90" – the highest score in its category – by the prestigious Beverage Testing Institute (BTI).  Its decadent flavor notes add depth to innovative signature cocktails like the Iced Chocolate Cake and the Nuts N' Berries or to classics like Frangelico N' Coffee. Frangelico retails for approximately $24.99 and is available at fine restaurants, bars and retailers nationwide.

About Campari America
Campari America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI - Bloomberg CPR IM).  At the heart of Campari America are two legends in the American spirits industry.  The first, Skyy Spirits, was founded in San Francisco back in 1992 by the entrepreneur who invented iconic SKYY Vodka.  The second is the world-famous Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where they have been making the world's finest whiskies since the 1800's.  Both companies were purchased by Davide Campari-Milano and together they form Campari America, which has built a portfolio unrivaled in its quality, innovation and style, making it a top choice among distributors, retailers and consumers.  Campari America manages Gruppo Campari's portfolio in the US with such leading brands as SKYY® Vodka, SKYY Infusions®, Campari®, Wild Turkey® Straight Kentucky Bourbon, American Honey®, Russell's Reserve®, Glen Grant® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Cabo Wabo® Tequila, Espolon® Tequila, Ouzo 12®, X-Rated® Fusion Liqueur®, Frangelico®, Cynar®, Carolans Irish Cream®, Irish Mist® Liqueur, Sagatiba® Cachaca and Jean-Marc XO Vodka®.  Campari America is also the exclusive US distributor of Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Auchentoshan® Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Glen Garioch® Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, McClelland's® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Flor de Cana® Rum, Midori® Melon Liqueur, Hibiki® Whisky, Hakushu® Single Malt Whisky, and The Yamazaki® Single Malt Whisky.

Campari America is headquartered in San Francisco, California.  More information on the company can be found at www.campariamerica.com, www.facebook.com/campariamerica, Twitter: @CampariAmerica and www.camparigroup.com.  Please enjoy Campari America brands responsibly and in moderation.

About Bideawee
Bideawee, which means "stay awhile," in Scottish, is one of the country's oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. Founded in 1903, Bideawee has been cultivating and supporting the lifelong relationships between pets and the people that love them for more than 100 years. Bideawee provides an array of high touch services including adoption centers, animal hospitals, pet therapy programs, and pet memorial parks that serve pets and pet lovers on their lifelong journey together. Bideawee is a notforprofit 501(c) 3 humane animal organization and 100% of Bideawee's funding comes from private sources. Bideawee operates one facility in New York City and two on Long Island, one in Wantagh, and one in Westhampton. For more information visit: www.bideawee.org.

About MarieBelle
Since 2000, Maribel Lieberman has been pleasing connoisseurs with her unique collection of rare and delicate chocolates and confections at her retail boutique in Soho, New York. Her passion for chocolate is rooted in her upbringing in the cocoa fields of Honduras and is inspired by the exotic tropical fruits and flavors that delighted her as a child. A skilled chef, educated as a designer, Maribel fuses both of these passions together in her creations.

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