Today I received a gift of Barry Callebaut bon bons from Amsterdam. A friend had gone to a chocolate festival there, and while she was gone I picked up her mail and intercepted a delivery of new inventory for her.
The bon bons were scrumptious!
Isn't that a fun word - scrumptious?
"First appearing in English in 1830, "scrumptious" is a mouth-watering word that is used to describe what is delightful and delectable. It probably originated as an alteration of "sumptuous," and it carries the elegant and wonderful connotations of its parent. (Sumptuous derives via Middle English from the Latin verb sumere, meaning "to take or spend.") British author Roald Dahl had some fun with "scrumptious," and created a delightful coinage, when he inserted the infix "-diddly-" into the word to make "scrumdiddlyumptious," the word that chocolate magnate Willy Wonka uses to name his best-selling treats in his novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)."
In case you are wondering what a chocolate festival is like, here are scenes from the Barry Callebaut part of the festival.
You can go to the company webpages and check out the cool goodies.