A chocolate lovers dream box taking you through the history of iconic Italian chocolatiers while providing rich flavor sensations from the 1500s to today. Italian chocolate decadence in a box.
-7 historic styles of Italian chocolates from luxury producers including:
-1560 The first hot chocolate served on the Peninsula was served in Torino at the court of Savoy in 1560 (Represented by Gran Caffè L’Aquila Luxury Hot Chocolate)
-1585: Modica Chocolate by Corallo (Modica,
- -1796: Majani (Bologna, Emilia-Romagna)
- -1835 Sorelle Nurzia (Abruzzo)
- -1875: Baratti e Milano (Torino, Piemonte).
- -1907: Perugina (Perugia, Umbria)
- -1990: Amedei (Pisa, Tuscany)
-A history of Italian chocolate with information on each chocolatier and their signature chocolates
Here are the details on the chocolates:
1) 1560 The first hot chocolate served on the Peninsula was served in Torino at the court of Savoy in 1560 (Represented by Gran Caffè L’Aquila Luxury Hot Chocolate)
The history of chocolate on the Italian peninsula begins with hot chocolate enjoyed in the Royal Court of Savoy which we recreate in a luxurious Italian style hot Chocolate. Rich, decadent & structured, our proprietary chocolate blend features poetic notes of citrus flowers, dried berries, molasses & sweet spice. Close your eyes and transport your senses to an Italian chocolate paradise. Gran Caffè L’Aquila Cioccolata Calda is Passione Italiana.
2) 1585 Sicily - Modica Chocolate by Corallo
Modica Cold Pressed Chocolate with Pistacchio 1.76 oz &
Modica Cold Pressed Chocolate with Sicily Citrus Fruits 1.76 oz
A must try for chocolate lovers!! A step back in time and chocolate history. The chocolate of Modica is made in small batches following an Aztec recipe brought over by the conquistadors hundreds of years ago in the town of Modica, Sicilia.
Originally known as “xocóatl”, a product that the people of Mexico obtained from cocoa beans crushed on a stone called “metate”, which released the cocoa butter and obtain a grainy paste.
The process was taught to locals in Modica, without passing to the industrial stage. In cold processing, the cocoa does not pass through the phase of conching: the cocoa paste is processed at 40° with added granulated sugar; failing to melt or blend, the sugar gives the chocolate of Modica the characteristic “rough” appearance of the grainy texture. It is made today the same way it has been made for centuries. Enjoy a unique and decadent chocolate experience.
1 bar Infused with Sicilian Pistacchio
1 bar Infused with Sicilian citrus fruits
Produced by Corallo Chocolatiers 1.76 oz
3. 1796- Emilia-Romagna- Majani
Majani "Fiat Chocolate" (8)
Award wining cremini chocolate tasting of all 4 flavors from the historic Majani chocolate house of Bologna.
Flavor Selections include:
Pistacchio (2 cubes)
Hazelnut & Almond (2 cubes)
Coffee (2 cubes)
Hazelnut (2 cubes)
Majani was the first chocolate maker to produce hard chocolate from the liquid drinks that were enjoyed by European aristocracy and clergy through the late 1700's. Their original shop opened in the center of Bologna in 1796 and is still in service today.
Their most signature creation is the world famous FIAT cube, made for one of the early FIAT automobiles in 1911. It is a fine chocolate made with four interchanging layers of milk chocolate and various fillings.
4)1837 Abruzzo- Sorelle Nurzia - Torrone
From Sorelle Nurzia, this elegant yellow paper is hand-wrapped around a bar of soft chocolate nougat studded with Abruzzese hazelnuts.
Located in L’Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy, Sorelle Nurzia was founded in 1835 by Gennaro Nurzia. Gennaro was an experienced distiller and decided to expand his expertise into the realm of confectionery. A turning point for the company came under the stewardship of Gennaro's grandson, Ulisse Nurzia. Ulisse expanded the company's product range and aggressively experimented with new recipes. Until his day, torrone had been a hard candy. However, after much experimentation, Ulisse revolutionized torrone production with the introduction of soft nougat infused with chocolate.
5)1875 Piemonte- Baratti & Milano - Gianduiotto
Baratti e Milano Gianduiotto (4)
Chocolate fit for the king of Italy. Baratti e Milano is located in front of the royal palace in Torino. The Gianduiotto is the artisanal mother of Nutella featuring Torino milk Chocolate infused with Langhe hazelnuts. An explosion of flavor. This small batch producer achieved decadent levels of flavor. This is a must try for chocolate lovers.
Baratti & Milano Extra Fine Milk Chocolate Bar (1)
(or other Baratti & Milano Fine Chocolate based on availability)
The Baratti & Milano Milk Chocolate Bar is a work of craftsmanship spanning over the finest farming, several artisanal works and the highest quality processes to create the one of Italy’s smoothest best tasting milk chocolate.
Baratti e Milano was established in 1858 and is considered one of the worlds premier chocolate makers. The perfect chocolate of Baratti & Milano melts in your mouth and leaves a clean finish after it's gone. Pure happiness in chocolate form. Famous wine writer Ian D'Agata has said, "Baratti e Milano is the 'Grand Cru' of Chocolate".
Its founders, Ferdinando Baratti and Edoardo Milano, in 1858 opened a confectionery in Torino(Turin). The two enterprising young men moved to Turin during the industrial revolution and together succeeded in establishing themselves in a short time as the chocolate makers to the Royal family of Savoy.
The Baratti & Milano company, has passed the milestone of 160 years. Like few other companies, it has remained in business all this time, surviving two great wars, and is often the protagonist of history, inspires fashion and customs the world over.
To this day, great care is taken in the selection and control of the cacao, working directly with farmers in the growing and harvesting countries: Ecuador and Ghana, being one of the only companies to produce their own cacao mass and butter, and sources the best ingredients available from the best farmers within Italy. Utilizing only the best raw ingredients and processes, Baratti & Milano creates the most perfect sweets, fit for a king.
Perugina Baci Milk Chocolate (3)
Historic Chocolate Truffle made in Perugia with Hazelnuts and an alluring blend of Milk Chocolate, dark chocolate and a little love note.
Baci means ‘kiss’ in Italian
7)1990- Toscana- Amedei
A tasting of all three Amedei mini chocolate specialties (6 2oz mini-bars)
Toscano Brown Milk chocolate
Tuscany's premier chocolate maker presents their classic milk chocolate. Flavor is an ode to childhood memories obtained from rich chocolate and extra creamy milk. Features notes of cream, butter and white flowers.
Toscano Black - 70% dark chocolate
Tuscany's premier chocolate maker presents their best selling dark chocolate. Obtained from a blend of Trinitario and Criollo with different percentages of cocoa. Each of them is an invitation to taste and enjoy the clean sensation they leave on the palate, and this is what makes them unforgettable.
Porcelana-Extra Dark Chocolate 70% | 100% Criollo
Tuscanys premier chocolate maker presents their dark chocolate masterpiece.
Porcelana: Extea fine cocoa which is actually naturally white in color - hence the name Porcelain - is a pure-bred "Criollo" cocoa of which only 3000 kilos are harvested a year. Amedei has the honor of growing it and processing it into a product of incredible flavor, among the most aromatic, well-rounded and harmonious ever existed in the history of chocolate. An experience that chocolate lovers cannot miss.
The tastefully designed and classically European paper wraps are a prelude to the fine chocolate.