Innsfil's Rose Ficco of Rose's Fiscotti & Rose to the Rescue shares her ideas for finding love using her popular cookies
In the past couple of years, I have heard some wonderful stories from my clients who received a delicious gift package of Fiscotti cookies. Some stories are so funny, that they just need to be shared. Because if you are not a Fiscotti Fan yet, you will find out that the cookies are #2Good2Share.
For this month, we will talk about love for obvious reasons. Because we celebrate Valentine's Day and the Fiscotti Love (Chocolate based with Smarties & chocolate chips, drizzled in more chocolate) is the themed cookie for February.
This story goes out to all the single lovebirds. It's time to take out the Fiscotti Love Barometer. What is that, you ask? Well, it all started with a conversation I had with my cousin.
As one of my biggest Fiscotti fans, she said to me, "Rose, your cookies should be used as a relationship love barometer for dating, determining boyfriend/girlfriend material, or the final test to pass that will determine if that certain someone is 'the one', just like in the movie “P.S. I Love You”. You know, you can create the Fiscotti Factor."
Now, it has been a while since I read the book or watched the movie so I wasn't sure what part of the movie she was referring to. And without giving me time to think about it, she explained it to me and I couldn't help laugh at what she was saying.
Here's how she spelled it out for me. "In the movie, Lisa Kudrow’s character asked three questions to various candidates (as seen here). If they answered correctly, she then went right in for the kiss. For this character, the kiss was the final determining factor if that person could be boyfriend/girlfriend material. If the kiss was good, she would date him, if not, she wouldn’t!" So, to my cousin, the Fiscotti is her "Kiss Factor”.
And this is how she breaks it down for me: “Offering a Fiscotti to a potential love interest would make or break the outcome based on their reaction."
If the person reacts with an 'Oh my god, those were the best cookies I've ever tasted', then they automatically make it to the second date, heck, they may even be "the one"!
If their eyebrow lifted and they had that smouldering look when they took the first bite, then it might be a casual relationship worth exploring.
But, if their reaction is 'Meh, that was alright' then the conversation would stop abruptly and they were immediately shown to the door.
Funny, right? Come on, a Fiscotti barometer, or the “Fiscotti Factor”, to measure romance.....hmmm maybe there is an idea brewing here.